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

Guest Column: Jax riverfront could be a downtown that is everybody’s neighborhood

By Nancy Powell and Natalie Rosenberg and the Riverfront Parks Now Coalition.

Florida Times Union – Sunday, July 27, 2022

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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