Staff Updates

Join us as a Creative Placemaking Specialist

November 22, 2023

 After 50 years of citizen-led community stewardship, empowerment, and advocacy, Riverside Avondale Preservation is expanding its existing staff to include a Creative Placemaking Specialist. This position seeks to preserve, maintain, and enhance public places...




Community Event

39th annual Luminaria Celebration

November 9, 2023

Riverside Avondale Preservation hosts the 39th annual Luminaria on December 10, 2023 throughout the Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods. Residents can...




Community News

Building a Labyrinth at Peace Memorial Rose Garden Park 

October 12, 2023

For over a year, we have been working with a small committee of dedicated neighbors who know we can do better for their local park. During Covid, long periods of isolation were followed by...




Flooding, Drainage and Resiliency

Hurricane Season in Riverside Avondale

September 26, 2023

Hurricane Idalia was an early seasonal storm that thankfully missed the most devastating of impacts to Northeast Florida...




Staff Updates

Welcome Austin, Development Manager!

September 20, 2023

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest team member, Austin! Austin joins us as our new Development Manager and will...



Community Outreach

Luminaria Call to Artists

September 13, 2023

We are looking for the 2023 featured artist for the 39th annual Luminaria, an event that brings together neighbors and community for one night of candlelit street and holiday celebrations...






Zoning Update

The Roost is now The Local

September 5, 2023

After several years of legal delays, the owner and applicant for the former Deluxe Cleaners on Oak Street between Copeland and Osceola St. is ready to...







Staff Updates

Join our team as Development Manager

July 25, 2023

The Development Manager serves as a community liaison and business steward of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) and the Riverside Arts Market (RAM). This individual brings together important businesses, members...



Community Engagement

Pride Month in Riverside Avondale

May 31, 2023

For the LGBTQIA+ community, the Riverside Avondale neighborhoods have been a longstanding and supportive place for all to work, live and play...



Public Event

Summertime Workshop Series

May 16, 2023

This Summertime Workshop Series will focus on topics that help homeowners better understand and care for their historic homes. Each topic will have a different speaker and location...



Civic Engagement

A Special Message from Candidates 

May 11, 2023

With election day just days away (MAY 16!), this is a reminder to GO VOTE! We hope that everyone in the district will get involved and make their voices heard at the ballot box next week. For information...



Public Event

3rd annual Riverside Avondale Garden Tour Sponsors

May 10, 2023

This year we are incredibly lucky to have a group of supporters sponsoring the event to ensure that it’s one to remember. Having sponsors that so fiercely...


Public Event

3rd annual Riverside Avondale Garden Tour

May 2, 2023

Riverside Avondale Preservation's Garden Tour is set to be held on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour brings neighbors and businesses together to share the transformative nature...



Press Release

Riverside and San Marco Celebrate Opening of Shared-Use Path Connecting Communities

April 4, 2023

Visitors are invited to gather at the base of each side of I-95 for the inaugural SUP Parade. After a few words from leadership on each side of the St. Johns River, the community is invited to see a view of Jacksonville, unmatched, outside of a speeding vehicle...





Public Event

49th annual Riverside Avondale Home Tour

March 15, 2023

Visit an eclectic mixture of architectural shapes and sizes and see some of the most transformed renovations in our neighborhood. From classic Avondale to new construction, this year's must-see tour...


Public Event

Riverside Avondale Neighborhood Forum

March 1, 2023

Riverside Avondale Preservation is hosting a Neighborhood Forum on March 2, 6:30 p.m. at The Garden Club of Jacksonville. The event goes beyond a candidate meet & greet by including previous District Councilmembers...




Public Forum

FDOT State Road 211 resurfacing

February 23, 2023

The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to resurface State Road 211 (San Juan Avenue to I-95) at a cost of $15 million, expected to start... 




Press Release

Eight Annual Native Plant Sale

January 27, 2023

The Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society is holding their Annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 15th... 


Staff Changes

Welcome, Chloe, Market Manager! 

January 20, 2023

We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Riverside Avondale Preservation team, Chloe Kuhn...




End of Year

Riverside Avondale Preservation 2022 Highlights

January 6, 2023

Our team at Riverside Avondale Preservation worked hard in 2022 to continue hosting and strengthening our signature events that promote historic preservation...


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