The Jacksonville Riverfront is an emerging linear network of planned destination parks, trails, and green spaces along both banks of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
The Project utilizes and enhances existing riverfront infrastructure and capitalizes upon several city approved and funded parks and segments of the Riverwalk. This improved network will better connect new and existing residential, commercial, and institutional uses to active and vibrant greenspaces, parks, and bike/pedestrian pathways, ultimately improving riverfront access and the quality of life for all residents, workers, and visitors.
In 2022, The City of Jacksonville adopted the principles of the Riverfront Activation Plan and passed a Capital Budget in 2022-23 that provides major funding of over $70 million for the design and construction of riverfront destination parks and a Riverwalk extension. This is in addition to funding for the Emerald Trail and other critical public infrastructure projects such as bulkhead replacement, resiliency, and creek restoration.
|Infrastructure Type||Waterfront / Waterway|
|Status||Advocacy & Design|
|Opening||Phased opening starting in 2023 and going through 2026.|
|Size||50 acres, 3.5 miles|
|Design Team||Perkins + Will, Agency Landscape + Planning|
Park planning is currently being managed by the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Downtown Investment Authority.
|Project Leader||Barbara Goodman, Sondra Fetner|