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All Great Cities Have Great Parks

Jacksonville has a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to turn downtown city-owned property into an iconic riverfront for all.

We envision a connected network of extensive public green space and active parks along Jacksonville’s downtown riverfront that maximizes public access, reconnects the community to our river and creates a sense of place.

Provide a Gathering Place
for the Community

Stimulate Surrounding
Economic Development

Create a More
Resilient Downtown

“A once in a lifetime opportunity to make Jacksonville’s riverfront parks great”
See our Op Ed in the Florida Times Union’s July 20th Edition

Who We Are

Riverfront Parks Now is a citizen-led initiative consisting of representatives from non-profit organizations including American Institute of Architects – Jacksonville Chapter, Duval Audubon Society, ElderSource, First Coast Freethought Society, Garden Club of Jacksonville, Greenscape, Ixia Chapter – Florida Native Plant Society, Jacksonville Urban League, Late Bloomers Garden Club, League of Women Voters, Memorial Park Association, Scenic Jacksonville, Sierra Club of Northeast Florida, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper.

Individuals and organizations who share our vision are invited to join our effort!

“Parks are essential infrastructure for 21st century cities.”
— Catherin Nagel, Executive Director, City Parks Alliance

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Support Documents

Riverfront Parks Now Presentation | download pdf
Economic Impact of Parks | download pdf
Mission Statement | download pdf
Riverfront Parks Create Healthy Cities | download pdf
Riverfront Parks Create Resilient Cities | download pdf
A Riverfront for All | download pdf

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Thank you Stephanie Garry Garfunkel for your advocacy and drawing attention to the need for our city to fulfill the expectations of a younger generation who crave outdoor experiences and vibrant downtowns.  

Active parks provide the kinds of urban experiences millennials crave. Parks get us out of our private spaces - our apartments, our houses, our cars - and together, on foot, bike, or scooter, in a spirit of urban discovery. They level the playing field between the haves and have nots, bringing diverse groups of people together and ensuring everyone has access to natural beauty, wellness, and fun. And, they help protect us from climate change, creating a resilient buffer to protect our buildings from flooding.

Link to the full article in the comment below. 

#riverfrontparksnow #riverfrontforall

Thank you Stephanie Garry Garfunkel for your advocacy and drawing attention to the need for our city to fulfill the expectations of a younger generation who crave outdoor experiences and vibrant downtowns.

"Active parks provide the kinds of urban experiences millennials crave. Parks get us out of our private spaces - our apartments, our houses, our cars - and together, on foot, bike, or scooter, in a spirit of urban discovery. They level the playing field between the haves and have nots, bringing diverse groups of people together and ensuring everyone has access to natural beauty, wellness, and fun. And, they help protect us from climate change, creating a resilient buffer to protect our buildings from flooding."

Link to the full article in the comment below.

#riverfrontparksnow #riverfrontforall
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