Generation WORKS: Hemming Park

As we prepare for Generation WORKS on February 4, 2017, we will be featuring some of the agencies and projects we will be working with to transform the city of Jacksonville and the lives of the people who are part of our neighborhoods and communities.

 

Hemming Park

Originally designated as a public square, the 1.5-acre parcel that now comprises Hemming Park is Jacksonville’s first and oldest park. Hemming Park was the cultural and social center of the city, and for over a century it was the heart of downtown—becoming the hub of commerce, and the public meeting place for citizens from all walks of life. In 1978 the grass was removed, and the park was redesigned as a plaza.

Current efforts by the Friends of Hemming Park seek to breathe life back into the heart of our city once again by transforming it into a green, urban gathering space to serve as the epicenter of the revitalization of Jacksonville. Click here to visit their website.

During Generation WORKS we will be landscaping, mulching, planting flowers and cleaning up this beautiful urban space.

 

Click here to get more information about all the agencies and projects we will be tackling on February 4, 2017, and volunteer to join us in connecting with others as we create a positive impact on our community during Generation WORKS.