Community Project

Cleaning up Historic Pillars

October 13, 2022

If you’ve gone by without looking, you may not have noticed the markers that say “Welcome to our neighborhood” in Riverside/Avondale...





Job Posting

Join Our Team As Market Manager

September 23, 2022

Riverside Avondale Preservation seeks to add a Market Manager. The Market Manager is responsible for operations, logistics and administration of the Riverside Arts Market (RAM).




Flooding, Drainage & Resiliency

September 13, 2022

Riverside/Avondale residents have grown to expect summertime thunderstorms and subsequent flooding of streets, sidewalks, and yards. While flooding...



Zoning & Infrastructure

Roselle St. PUD

Aug 24, 2022

The Rosselle Street PUD is a rezoning application filed by The Southern Group with the goal of consolidating each property into one zoning district....

Press Advisory

Post Street Dock - Now Open!

July 15, 2022

On June 30th, Riverside Avondale Preservation celebrated the Grand Opening of the Post Street Dock with Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, city leaders and community supporters....

Zoning & Infrastructure

Infrastructure Hot Topic Questions

May 18, 2022

Infrastructure often defines how people experience our neighborhood. Sidewalks, roads, parking, and drainage are critical components of our work...

Community Event

2nd Annual Garden Tour

April 28, 2022

After a successful first year, Riverside Avondale Preservation's Garden Tour is set to be held on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This tour brings neighbors and businesses together...


Press Release

46th Annual Home Tour Returns

April 5, 2022

Riverside Avondale Preservation’s (RAP) 46th annual Home Tour returns after a two-year hiatus with historic homes, churches, and architectural gems. The Home Tour is a celebration...




Community Event

46th Annual Home Tour Sponsors

March 31, 2022

We are grateful to have the support of our sponsors, who so fiercely believe in the value of celebrating community and the architectural history of our neighborhood. By lending their support...

Community Event

46th Annual Home Tour Locations

March 30, 2022

The 46th Annual Riverside Avondale Preservation Home Tour is back after a two-year hiatus. This year, the tour is schedule for Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Job Update

RAP Staff Promotions and Changes

January 26, 2022

With all the growth that RAP has seen this last year, it goes without saying that it would not be possible without the great staff who helps lead our mission every day.


Community News

Folio Weekly 2.0 Best of Jax 2021

January 21, 2022

Folio Weekly annual "Best of Jax" is always a fun time of the year to celebrate the people, places and things that make Jacksonville a great place to live.




Our Gift To You

December 31, 2021

Earlier this month, we mailed a gift to many. We partnered with local authors to create stories about why we love our neighborhood. Today, I want to give this gift to you...

Press Release

Riverside Avondale Preservation's 37th Annual Luminaria Celebration

December 10, 2021

For the 37th year, residents of Riverside and Avondale are making plans for their Luminaria celebrations. The Riverside Avondale Preservation Luminaria...

Community Event

International Coastal Cleanup Day

September 8, 2021

Is there a better way to spend a Saturday than making our neighborhood cleaner? International Coastal Cleanup Day is all about cleaning up the shorelines. What reaches the coasts starts in our neighborhood.




Press Release

Feeding Florida awarded $4.9 million to continue SNAP 

August 25, 2021

On Wednesday, August 18, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced a $4.9 million award to Feeding Florida, continuing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP) nutrition incentive program, Fresh Access Bucks (FAB).


Job Posting

Join Our Team As Outreach Manager

July 28, 2021, Riverside Avondale Preservations seeks to add an Outreach Manager. The Outreach Manager serves as a community liaison and business steward of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) and the Riverside Arts Market (RAM).


Herschel St./St. Johns Ave. Improvement Project Moves Forward

July 21, 2021, The RAP Transportation & Infrastructure Committee continues to monitor the status of several projects, including FDOT improvements to Herschel St...

Press Release

Reopening of Lomax Street with Councilwoman Randy Defoor

July 2, 2021, Riverside Avondale Preservation celebrates the reopening of Lomax Street with Councilwoman Randy DeFoor and small businesses

Long-awaited infrastructure project is completed and now is the time for crowds to support the affected businesses...

Press Release

Riverside Avondale Preservation Welcomes New Executive Director, Shannon Blankinship

June 29, 2021, RAP Welcomes New Executive Director, Shannon Blankinship

A message from Shannon…







Press Release

5 Points Collaborative

January 12, 2021

Established in 2019, the Five Points Collaborative is a group of individuals who represent the businesses and community organizations of the Historic Five Points area.

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