Friday, October 12, 2012

2012 Boat Light Parade Downtown Jacksonville

The 2012 Jacksonville Boat Light Parade will be held on Nov 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM ET.

Viewable from both the North and South Riverwalks (including Friendship Fountain) it was also announced that immediately following the Light Parade the Holiday Fireworks Spectacular will be held including the signature Waterfall Fireworks from the Acosta and Main Street bridges.


This is a MUST see for Adults and kids alike and a great evening out for the family.

For more details click the link above.

Till next time, Bob

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

#FriendshipFountain Repaired and PINK for October

Received word from Mike Cribbs (writing for Rick Sawyer) that the Fountain lights have been repaired and Friendship Fountain is operating again.

This being Breast Cancer Awareness Month Friendship Fountain will be showing support by sporting the color PINK all month.

Local Breast Cancer Awareness Month events courtesy of

The Fountain is expected to operate normally all Month and I am waiting word on the 2012 Holiday Schedule :)

Till next time, Bob

Monday, October 08, 2012

Southbank Riverwalk replacment plans...

Headline from

City eyes summer 2013 as possible starting date for replacement of aging Southbank riverwalk

Read the article here...

Plans are to replace the wood planked Riverwalk with concrete. While I have to say I loved the idea of a Wood Riverwalk when it was originally built the maintenance has proved to be beyond the City's capabilities and concrete is a better idea for long term...


Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Friendship Fountain Drained!

Tweet from @JaxParks this afternoon...

Friendship Fountain water drained to allow for light repairs - hope to have operating again soon.

Will update when I get additional information.