Friends of Hemming Park


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  • Pardon our dust – Hemming Park is being refurbished!

    On April 11, 2017, Jacksonville City Council voted unanimously in favor of a 6-month contract extension and $175,000 earmarked for capital improvements for Hemming Park. These capital improvements – also made possible grants, private donations and community support – will to enable to Hemming Park to preserve the character of […]

    FOHP Leadership Talk Future of Hemming Park on First Coast Connect

    On Monday, August 8 interim CEO Bill Prescott and President of the Board Dr. Wayne Wood sat down with First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross to discuss the future of Hemming Park. Watch the video below.

    Friends of Hemming Park Announces New Leadership

    This morning the Friends of Hemming Park (FOHP) board of directors announced a change in its leadership team. Bill Prescott, principal with Heritage Capital Group and former Jacksonville Jaguars CFO, will take over on a voluntary basis as the interim director of the nonprofit organization, following the resignation of CEO […]

    New Strategies for the Future of Hemming Park

    Friends of Hemming Park was created in 2014 to revitalize one of our city’s oldest treasures. Hemming Park, Jacksonville’s official public square and the “front door” to City Hall, had been desolate and underutilized for decades creating an eyesore in the heart of Downtown. As a small, startup nonprofit we’ve […]

    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 […]