50th annual Home Tour presented by David Gray Home Services

This year is a milestone. The 50th anniversary of the 1974 Home Tour is a demonstration of the momentousness of this signature event. It is more than an event. The Home Tour is the manifestation of our values as an organization and our principles of preservation and rehabilitation.  This year, to celebrate our Golden Anniversary,…

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Welcome Kandice Clark, Creative Placemaking Specialist!

Riverside Avondale Preservation is proud to announce our newest staff position expanding our capacity in community engagement and public art. Kandice Clark joins our team as Creative Placemaking Specialist. This position seeks to preserve, maintain, and enhance public places in the historic district through collaboratively working with the community. This role will improve public areas through…

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39th annual Luminaria

39th annual Luminaria Riverside Avondale Preservation hosts the 39th annual Luminaria on December 10, 2023 throughout the Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods. Residents can purchase their kits and Starter Packs today, with proceeds from each sale going towards the distribution of free candles, bags and sand to all local parks, greenways and medians, churches, and public…

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Welcome Austin, Development Manager!

Welcome Austin, Development Manager! We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest team member, Austin! Austin joins us as our new Development Manager and will focus on Community Outreach, Membership Relations, and the Riverside Arts Market. A UNF graduate and Jacksonville native, Austin brings an intimate knowledge of the neighborhood to our…

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Hurricane Season – Drainage, Flooding, Resiliency in 2023

Hurricane Season – Flooding, Drainage and Resiliency in 2023 Hurricane Season in Riverside Avondale Hurricane Idalia was an early seasonal storm that thankfully missed the most devastating¬†of impacts to Northeast Florida. However, with a predicted storm season that includes a 70% chance of 14-21 named storms, of which 6-11 could become hurricanes, and 2-5 could…

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Luminaria 2023 – Call to Artists

39th annual Luminaria December 10, 2023 – Call to Artists – 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. Artists are invited to submit a sketch with examples of your own work featuring…

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Join our team as Development Manager

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER   Founded in 1974, RAP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission to preserve, promote and advocate for the Riverside and Avondale neighborhoods in Jacksonville, FL. Both neighborhoods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.   Full-time Salaried Reports to: Executive Director and Market Director Staff Liaison to the Development Committee…

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The Roost is now The Local

The Local (formerly The Roost) July 12, 2023   After several years of litigation, the owner and applicant of the former Deluxe Cleaners on Oak Street between Copeland and Osceola St. is ready to invest in the restoration and build-out that will convert the former dry cleaner into a restaurant.¬† In Riverside, the proprietors Jack…

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Celebrating Pride in Riverside Avondale

Celebrating Pride in Riverside Avondale For the LGBTQIA+ community, the Riverside Avondale neighborhoods have been a longstanding and supportive place to work, live and play. In 1978, just four years after Riverside Avondale Preservation was founded, a Pride picnic was hosted in Willowbranch Park, marking what would later become the homebase for Jacksonville’s annual Pride…

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