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...


Community Event

38th annual Luminaria Sponsorship

December 10, 2022

Now in its 38th year – and counting! – Riverside Avondale Preservation’s annual Luminaria event...

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...




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.

Media Inquiries or questions, email or call 904-389-2449