Riverside Avondale Preservation

Loyal to Local: Little Black Box Baked Goods

Loyal to Local: Little Black Box Baked Goods

The Riverside Arts Market (RAM), now in its 13th year, is a weekly makers and farmers market hosted by Riverside Avondale Preservation on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., rain or shine. Each week more than 100 small business owners gather under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge to sell their products to […]

Peace Park Labyrinth will increase mindfulness in Riverside

Peace Park Labyrinth will increase mindfulness in Riverside

A group of Riverside residents hopes the installation of a classic labyrinth will turn a neglected corner of their neighborhood into a space for introspection and education. The Friends of the Peace Park Labyrinth unveiled their plan to revitalize the Peace Memorial Rose Garden Park during the 2022 Riverside Avondale Garden Tour. The site sits […]

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

Treasure maps don’t always come scrawled on a weather-beaten scroll with a painted dotted line leading to a giant black X marking the spot — and treasure isn’t always a chest full of golden doubloons and precious gems. Treasure can be cultural, historical, musical, architectural. And sometimes, the markers guiding a treasure hunter to these […]

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Boaters, water taxi will enhance visits to historic district via St. Johns River The Post Street Day Dock, located at the end of Post Street, near the Cummer Museum, is now open to recreational boaters. There are four slips that allow boaters to tie off to the dock, which also features an ADA accessible gangway. […]

Garden Tour a hit with locals and visitors alike

Garden Tour a hit with locals and visitors alike

Another spring Garden Tour is in the books, as year two of the Riverside Avondale Garden Tour was held Saturday, May 7. Delightful weather and the absence of rain helped drive a solid turnout of over 800 attendees who visited the area for the neighborhood event. The tour offers a unique opportunity for both locals […]

Neighborhood access by waterway coming to fruition

Neighborhood access by waterway coming to fruition

Day Docks give boaters a chance to enjoy area amenities The opening of the Post Street Day Dock brings to fruition many years of efforts by Riverside residents and Five Points merchants and nonprofits and the realization of desires by Jacksonville residents to have greater ability to access the City’s riverfront neighborhoods. With a scheduled […]

RAP Home Tour makes a comeback, Garden Tour on the horizon

RAP Home Tour makes a comeback, Garden Tour on the horizon

The annual neighborhood Home Tour, brought to the neighborhoods by Riverside Avondale Preservation or RAP, was in full swing as it returned to action after a brief hiatus, to celebrate its 46th installment. Spring delivers beautiful gardens, blooming plants, manicured landscapes, and happy residents; due to the mild temps, coupled with sunshine and blue skies. […]

Neighbors await demo news eight months after destructive fire

Neighbors await demo news eight months after destructive fire

Caroline Kendall woke to smoke and flames outside her bedroom window about 3 a.m. on August 3, 2021. She and her husband Mark Kendall still live with a charred, two-story house next door at 1829 Powell Pl. that looks like the remnants of a bombed-out home. The Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department found the historic 2608-square-foot two-story […]

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