Public Spaces

San Marco Preservation Society presents Concert in the Park, Friday, October

The San Marco Preservation Society presents Concert in the Park, Friday, October 8 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fletcher Park in San Marco, 1652 Atlantic Boulevard.

FEATURING

  • Toots Lorraine and the Traffc
  • Special Performance by Dance Trance

Bring your own blanket, chairs and a picnic.  Free admission. Pele’s Wood Fired Pizza, Beer & Wine available for purchase.

Tables can be reserved for a donation of $60 for six, $80 for eight. Visit www.SMPSjax.com or call 904-614-7814 to reserve tables.

Make A Scene Downtown! Rocky Horror Picture Show & Street Festival

The City of Jacksonville presents the campy cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 22 at midnight. Rocky Horror enthusiasts will come alive when the street festival kicks off at 8 p.m. on the Northbank Riverwalk directly behind the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.  The Rocky Horror Tribute Band, a costume contest, food, beverages, activities and fun will all be part of this “strange journey.” Theater doors open at 11 p.m.

New Blood Perks Up Florida Panther Population

USA Today - By the early 1990s there were only 20 to 25 Florida panthers left out of what was once a large and thriving population – and those that remained were sickly and inbred, destined for extinction within 20 years, experts estimated. So in 1995 conservation managers moved eight wild-caught female pumas from Texas to the area – a reintroduction so successful that between 1995 and 2008 a total of 424 panther births have been documented.

DEP Recognizes 12th Marina in Duval County for Environmental Commitment

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), together with the Clean Boating Partnership formally recognized the City of Jacksonville Metropolitan Park Marina today with the presentation of the Clean Marina plaque and flag. Today marks the first day of National Pollution Prevention Week, a week dedicated to educating and recognizing the importance of stopping pollution at its source. Designation as a Clean Marina exemplifies the commitment of Jacksonville Metropolitan Municipal Marina to protect the environment and prevent pollution in Florida's waterways.