On August 20, #GardenClubJax hosted Scenic Jacksonville Executive Director Nancy Powell and President Susan Caven along with St. Johns Riverkeeper Executive Director Jimmy Orth for a virtual discussion about our 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 we have enlisted the support of seven non profit organizations, including Greenscape of Jacksonville, the St. Johns Riverkeeper, the Late Bloomers Garden Club, the Sierra Club of NE Florida, and the Memorial Park Association.

Checkout the video from the event by clicking the image below, and see how Jacksonville has a distinct opportunity to turn city-owned property in Downtown into an iconic riverfront for all.