Hemming Park Announces June 2016 Programming & Events

The nonprofit organization Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host the following programs and events in Hemming Park located at 135 W. Monroe Street in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville. The programs and events listed below are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. WEEKLY PROGRAMMING Monday […]

City Council to Decide Hemming Park’s Fate

  Tomorrow night?Jacksonville City Council will vote on whether to release $250,000 in funding already earmarked for Friends of Hemming Park by Mayor Lenny Curry. These funds were intended to be released in February 2016, but have been withheld as we tried to negotiate a matching $250,000 donation from Community […]

Preston Haskell Donates “Opposing Forces” to Hemming Park

  On Wednesday, May 18, 2016?Preston Haskell donated Opposing Forces, a 15-foot-tall painted steel sculpture by Hanna Jubran, to Hemming Park. The outdoor sculpture was previously located at the corner of Laura St. & Forsyth St. as part of Jenny Hagers Sculpture Walk Jax project. I bought the piece from […]

Humans of Hemming: Ron Westhausser

Ron Westhausser is a native New Yorker, but made his way to Jacksonville about six months ago to be closer to his mother. Starting in Nags Head, North Carolina, Ron walked 174 miles over nine days to Jacksonville, NC. From there he caught a ride to Atlanta, GA?and took a […]