Scenic Visions 2024: Spotlight on Arlington

Photo Courtesy of Old Arlington Inc

Designed to complement our successful Great Cities Symposium, Scenic Jacksonville is pleased to introduce Scenic Visions, an exciting new program that will shine a spotlight on neighborhoods outside of the urban core.

Our goal is to rediscover hidden gems within our community while engaging civic leaders and neighborhood stakeholders in thought-provoking experiences and meaningful conversations that help to catalyze community improvement.

Our inaugural program will be a three-part series focusing on Arlington, once the fastest-growing area of Duval County.

Scenic Visions 2024 is a Scenic Jacksonville partnership with Old Arlington Inc., the JAX Chamber Arlington Council, Greater Arlington Civic Council, and Jacksonville University.

Spotlight on Arlington’s Riverfront – River Taxi Guided Tour

Date: Saturday, April 6th
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Chart House Dock

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Join us for a guided tour of the Arlington from the vantage point of the beautiful St. Johns River. Old Arlington Inc leaders and Scenic Jacksonville representatives will share history and context of the shoreline and neighborhood, including the rowing facilities, historic and new development, Jacksonville University and the Marine Science Institute, Reddie Point Riverfront Park and more.

Depart and return location is at the Chart House dock on the Southbank; parking is available nearby. Please arrive 15-30 minutes ahead of departure time.

Spotlight on Arlington Neighborhood – Trolley Guided Tour

Date: Saturday, April 20th
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Location: College Park
Tickets: $25 per person
Space is limited

Join a guided trolley tour of the Arlington neighborhood. Old Arlington Inc leaders and Scenic Jacksonville representatives will share context of the neighborhood’s unique assets, with stops at Norman Studios, Tree Hill, Jax Rowing Club, Kona Skate Park, the Butterfly house and more.

Depart and return from College Park off University; the newly renovated shopping center where the new Winn-Dixie is located.  Parking is available. Please arrive 15-30 minutes ahead of departure time.

Spotlight on Arlington’s Future – Panel Discussion

Date: Wednesday, May 29th
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Jacksonville University – Frisch Welcome Center
Tickets: Free and open to the public
Space is limited. Registration will be required

Join us for a panel discussion on the future of Arlington, featuring its local visionaries, investors, ambassadors, and civic leaders. Our goal is to provide a meaningful interactive discussion to spur civic action and engagement on realizing Arlington’s significant potential. Jacksonville University President Tim Cost will be joined by three additional panelists. Check back for the complete list of panelists soon.

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About Arlington

Arlington experienced a 30-year boom after the opening of the Mathews Bridge in 1953 that attracted young and innovative architects who today are celebrated as leaders of the mid-century modern movement. Robert Broward, Taylor Hardwick, William Morgan, Robert Broadfoot, Gilbert Spindel and others left their mark on Arlington – and Northeast Florida – with numerous architecturally significant homes, businesses and churches.

Arlington was incorporated into the city in 1968 as part of Jacksonville’s consolidation and by the 1980s new development had moved south and east and the all-too-familiar cycle of neighborhood decline had begun.

In contrast to the blight seen along many of the commercial corridors, Arlington is awash in history and natural beauty.

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