Update on FOHP Financial Status

As you may have read, the City of Jacksonville stopped its most recent payment of $150,000 to our nonprofit, Friends of Hemming Park, stating that concessions and other park revenues totaling $96,000 would not be counted toward our fundraising goal of $250,000. Today Councilman Bill Gulliford introduced an amendment to […]

Lets Move Jacksonville Forward Together

A Letter from our CEO Vince Cavin: As we near our anniversary as stewards of Hemming Park, my team and I want to say thank you to everyone who has attended a special event, joined us for their lunch break, enjoyed a free public program, or told a friend about […]

Pajics Extend $75,000 Gift Challenge

Today in Hemming Park, Jacksonville philanthropists Steve and Anne Pajcic presented a $75,000 challenge gift meant to inspire others to support efforts to revitalize Hemming Park, to Dr. Wayne Wood, Friends of Hemming Park board president, and Vince Cavin, Friends of Hemming Park CEO. Friends of Hemming Park has done […]

New Community Partners and Improvements Announced for 2016

Friends of Hemming Park is proud to announce two new community partners that will bring major improvements to our citys central park in 2016. Community First Credit Union will work with Friends of Hemming Park on the development of a main stage near Hogan St., and Black Sheep Restaurant Group […]

Community First Renews Sponsorship of Jaxsons Night Market

Community First Credit Union of Florida has renewed its sponsorship of Jaxsons Night Market, a local craft and artisan entrepreneur market held in Hemming Park every third Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The downtown market attracts more than 3,000 attendees each month and features handpicked items […]

Change Takes Time

From our CEO, Vince Cavin: We at Hemming Park have been working tirelessly to put together programming and amenities that the public will enjoy. After two brainstorming sessions with the community, meetings with JSO, the Parks and Recreation department, cultural creatives, and institutions of all types, we are well on […]