Cathedral District Jax:
Cathedral District Jax is growing a leafy, vibrant neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. Anchored by five historic churches, the 36-block Cathedral District will include businesses, residential housing, neighborhood schools, public art, employment opportunities and more. Its goal is to create a community with love at its core represented by a thriving enclave where residents of all ages, backgrounds, interests and abilities can live, work, learn, play and pray together.
City of Jacksonville Parks, Recreation and Community Services:
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services serve diverse populations of all ages and abilities through recreation activities and programs, conservation and marine resources, Sports & Entertainment, senior services, social services, disabled services and extension services. The department provides the day to day management and oversight for one of the largest, diverse, and unique urban park systems in the nation with over 400 park and recreational sites within the city limits consisting of a variety of parks, open spaces, trails, athletic programs and facilities, community and senior centers, beaches, golf courses, aquatic facilities, boat and kayak launches, nature preserves, along with an amphitheater, arboretum and an equestrian center.
City of Jacksonville Public Works Department:
The Department of Public Works is the primary caretaker of all city-owned properties and infrastructure. Through its various departments, Public Works handles the planning and engineering of public works projects; maintains the city’s streets, sidewalks and drainage systems; maintains landscape (including grass, trees, other vegetation and irrigation) on various city-owned assets; maintains and regulates all street markings, signs, signals and other traffic control devices on city-owned roadways; handles all aspects of managing the city’s real estate holdings; provides security, custodial and maintenance for the city’s public buildings; and facilities and ensures proper disposal of solid waste and supervises city landfills.
City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events:
The Office of Special Events attracts, hosts and creates opportunities that drive economic impact, accelerate the Jacksonville brand and improve the quality of life and cultural engagement for visitors and residents alike.
City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department:
The Planning and Development Department manages existing and future development within the City of Jacksonville. Matters pertaining to zoning, the Comprehensive Plan, land use, concurrency, mobility, transportation policy, addressing, building codes and inspections all fall within the purview of the Planning and Development Department. While its responsibilities are varied, the Department ensures that development and the implementation of programs and activities in Jacksonville occur in a logical, safe, orderly and fair manner.
Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville:
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville aims to enrich life in Northeast Florida by investing in Arts and Culture. The Cultural Council ensures broad accessibility and public engagement with the arts culturally, socially, educationally, and economically; builds relationships and enhance communication with artists, cultural organizations, educational institutions, and the public at large; expands public awareness of issues that affect local, regional, and national funding for the sector; advocates for public and private financial support for the sector; works to build communities that are healthy, vibrant, and equitable and promotes arts and cultural events, projects, and initiatives in Northeast Florida.
: The Downtown Dwellers live primarily on the north and south banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, and support endeavors that build and enhance community there. They seek to protect the river and the life in it and support an active lifestyle in a safe, inviting, culturally rich environment within the urban core. Downtown Dwellers is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization recognized federally and in Florida.
Downtown Vision, Inc.:
Downtown Vision is a not-for-profit business improvement district with a mission to help revitalize DTJax through clean and safe initiatives, experience creation, marketing and information management. Created in 2000 by commercial property owners through a self-assessment and governed by a board of directors representing Downtown, Downtown Vision administers a 90-block improvement district in Jacksonville’s urban core.
Friends of Hemming Park:
Friends of Hemming Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a modern, urban space that engages diverse communities and brings vitality to our city’s public square through improved amenities, daily programming, a family-friendly environment, and community-driven partnerships.
: Groundwork Jacksonville is the city’s primary nonprofit organization specifically created to clean and redevelop Jacksonville's Emerald Trail and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public greenspace. One of just 20 Trusts across the country and the only Trust in Florida, Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc. is a partnership between the City of Jacksonville, the US National Park Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Groundwork USA.
The JAX Chamber is a not-for-profit organization with more than 3,000 members serving Northeast Florida, helping members to make connections, grow their businesses and prosper in our community. Members make local, national and international connections at hundreds of events designed to build business relationships and keep you informed. Through educational programs and services, the Chamber works to grow new and existing businesses. The JAX Chamber also promotes economic development by attracting and retaining companies, creating jobs and fostering a skilled workforce. Through advocacy programs, the Chamber works for business and represents your interests at the local, state and federal level.
JAXUSA Partnership, the private, nonprofit division of JAX Chamber, is Jacksonville’s regional economic development initiative overseeing the efforts of the seven counties of Northeast Florida. Their mission is to be a catalyst for economic growth and maximize the region’s unique resources to aggressively recruit jobs and capital investment to our area. Since 1990, they have been a driving economic force within the Jacksonville region and, together with their partners, have helped create more than 100,000 jobs and $6 billion in capital investment.
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA):
JTA offers multiple ways of getting around Northeast Florida. These include rapid and regular bus service, a Downtown Skyway monorail, the St. Johns River Ferry, the Gameday Xpress for various sporting events at TIAA Bank Field, Paratransit for the disabled and elderly, and Ride Request on-demand services. Additionally, the JTA offers a Park-N-Ride Program, which is served by local bus routes and Rapid bus service to Downtown. There is continual service from most lots, so you will always have a ride. Plan your trip today!
Visit Jacksonville is a Destinations International accredited Destination Marketing Organization contracted since 1996 by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of leisure and business tourism in Jacksonville. As the official travel information resource for the Jacksonville area, Visit Jacksonville puts all the information you need about Jacksonville and the beaches right at your fingertips.