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


RIVERFRONT PARKS NOW: Jacksonville’s Riverfront Opportunity

A 3-minute video highlighting collaboration, consensus and momentum

Who We Are

Riverfront Parks Now is a coalition of non-profit organizations who have come together to advocate for a connected network of parks and green spaces in downtown Jacksonville. We have worked with city leaders, the business community, and citizens across the city and we are heartened that there is momentum and consensus on the way forward. In 2022, funding was approved for major destination parks, the riverwalk extension, public marinas, and other important projects such as the restoration of McCoy’s and Hogan’s Creeks and the Emerald Trail.

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

Keep Up To Date

Introducing “Jacksonville’s Riverfront Opportunity” Video

October 12, 2022|

October 12, 2022 - Riverfront Parks Now introduced a new 3-minute video, "Jacksonville's Riverfront Opportunity" highlighting the opportunity before our city and the collaboration of community leaders and organizations who are working towards an expanded, ...

Mayor’s Budget Moving Forward

September 12, 2022|

The City of Jacksonville's 22/23 Operating Budget and 5-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is moving through the public hearing process, and City Council will vote on the Budget by their last meeting of this fiscal ...

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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