Jacksonville News

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7/2/2024 4:00:00 AM Member News



JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 2,2024 — In observance of the Fourth of July, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.


Closures include: 

  • City Hall at St. James, 117 W. Duval St. 
  • Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St. 
  • Jake M. Godbold City Hall Annex, 407 N. Laura St. 
  • Yates Building, 231 E. Forsyth St. (The Office of the Tax Collector, including all Tax Collector branch offices and The Office of the Property Appraiser) 
  • Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams St.  
  • Supervisor of Elections main office, 105 E. Monroe St. 
  • Animal Care and Protective Services, 2020 Forest St. 
  • Municipal Code Compliance Division, 214 N. Hogan St. 
  • Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department administrative offices, 515 N. Julia St.  
  • Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offices, 214 N. Hogan St. 
  • All community and senior centers and gymnasiums managed by the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department 
  • Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park Nature Center, 7000 Roosevelt Blvd. 
  • Victim Services Center, 403 W. 10th St. 
  • Kids Hope Alliance, 1095 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
  • Social Service Division Emergency Assistance office, 1809 Art Museum Dr.
  • Right-of-Way and Stormwater Management Division administrative offices, 609 St. Johns Bluff Rd.
  • Mowing and Landscape Maintenance Division administrative offices, 609 St. Johns Bluff Rd.
  • Solid Waste Division administrative offices, 1031 Superior St. 
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 2675 Commonwealth Ave. 
  • The Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N. Davis St. 
  • Cecil Gym and Fitness Center, 13531 Lake Newman Dr.  


Garbage, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection 

No change to service.


630-CITY Customer Service Center

The office will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2024. Customers may request a city service anytime online at myjax.custhelp.com.

Jacksonville Public Library

All public libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2024.



The following City pools will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., except for the Cecil Aquatic Center, which will be open 9 a.m.-noon and 1-6 p.m.:


  • Andrew Jackson High School – 128 W. 30th St., 32206
  • Baldwin Middle/High School – 345 Chestnut St. N., 32234
  • Cecil Aquatic Center – 13611 Normandy Blvd., 32221
  • Charles Clark Pool- 8739 Sibbald Rd., 32208
  • Emmett Reed Park – 1093 W. 6th St., 32209
  • Eugene Butler Pool- 900 Acorn St., 32209
  • Fletcher High School – 700 Seagate Ave., 32266
  • Fort Caroline Pool – 14131 Ferber Rd., 32277
  • Golfair Park Pool (C.T. Brown) - 4415 Moncrief Rd., 32209
  • Grand/Johnnie Walker Park – 2740 Division St., 32209
  • Harts Rd/ Eartha Napolean Park – 11597 Harts Rd., 32218
  • Highlands Middle School – 10913 Pine Estates Rd., 32218
  • Julius Guinyard Park – 1358 Jefferson St. 32209
  • Lakeshore Middle School – 2519 Bayview Rd., 32210
  • Mandarin High School – 4831 Greenland Rd., 32258
  • Oceanway Park – 12215 Sago Ave. W., 32218
  • Paxon High School- 3413 W. 5th St., 32254
  • Pine Forest (Henry T. Jones Park) – 2335 Gattis Ln., 32207
  • Ribault High School – 5820 Van Gundy St., 32208
  • Riverside High School – 1200 S. McDuff Ave., 32205
  • Robert Kennedy Pool – 1139 Ionia St., 32206    
  • Samuel Wolfson High School - 7000 Powers Ave., 32217    
  • Sandalwood High School – 2750 John Prom Blvd., 32246
  • San Souci Pool (Adolph Wurn Park) – 2115 Dean Rd., 32216
  • Terry Parker High School – 7301 Parker School Rd., 32211
  • Thomas Jefferson Park – 390 N. Jackson Ave., 32220
  • Westside High School – 5530 Firestone Rd., 32244
  • Woodland Acres/ Warrington Park – 8200 Kona Ave., 32216


Tennis Centers 

Southside Tennis Facility will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All other tennis centers will be closed. Pickleball and Hard courts will be accessible at Fort Family Tennis Center and Boone Tennis Center.

Huguenot Memorial Park 

Hours: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, admissions closes 1 hour prior to closing.


Huguenot Park at times experiences closures due to high tides, capacity or unsafe conditions. During this period, Management will close the park for admissions and/or for beach driving. The closure of the park is a hard closure which will not allow any visitors, campers or shelter reservations in until the event is over, and the park is re-opened.

The north end of the peninsula is currently closed to vehicles due to nesting shorebirds protected by the Migratory Bird Act.


Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park 

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park will open at 8 a.m. and will close at the regular time of 8 p.m. Early bird and annual passes required for entry from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Park Day-users and campground visitors may enter from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. All visitors, with the exception of permitted campers and their authorized visitors with passes, must depart by 8 p.m. Camping reservations close at 8 p.m. daily. Only campers with prepaid reservations can gain access from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. People without a prepaid pass waiting for them will not be admitted after 7:30 p.m. All campers must check in by 9 p.m., and have tents and RVs set up by 9:30 p.m. After 9 p.m., no one may enter to set up on a campsite.


About the City of Jacksonville 

The City of Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the contiguous United States, serving nearly one million residents. City of Jacksonville leadership includes Mayor Donna Deegan and a 19-member City Council led by President Randy White. To learn more, visit jacksonville.gov.