Jacksonville has a distinct opportunity to turn city-owned property in Downtown into an iconic riverfront for all. On August 20, #GardenClubJax joined Scenic Jacksonville Executive Director Nancy Powell and President Susan Caven along with St. Johns Riverkeeper Executive Director Jimmy Orth for a discussion about their vision for 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. The initiative is called Riverfront Parks Now, and they have enlisted the support of several organizations, including Greenscape of Jacksonville, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Late Bloomers Garden Club, and the Memorial Park Association.

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