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Hemming Park is Jacksonville’s oldest public park located in the center of downtown just minutes from the St. Johns River and surrounded by City Hall, the Jacksonville Public Library, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Center and local favorites like Sweet Pete’s Candy store and Chamblin’s Uptown.
With three stages, a moveable kids zone and multiple event areas, the park is perfect for everything from small community gatherings and private events to large-scale concerts and festivals designed to accommodate thousands.
Hemming Park is committed to serving the public and revitalizing Downtown Jacksonville by providing a fun, safe space and cultural enrichment all. The Friends of Hemming Park nonprofit organization carefully considers each event application to ensure it supports this commitment and reserves the right to deny any event.
To hold an event in Hemming Park you must first submit an event application outlining the details about your event. For larger events, we ask that you submit your application three to six months prior to your requested date. Smaller events may be considered with one to two months notice.
Our Event Guide provides information about park zones, rental fees, permitting and the application process. If you have a question that is not answered on this website or in the Event Guide, please email our Events & Programming Coordinator or call 904-518-5098.
Complete applications will be reviewed as soon as possible and someone from our team will respond to your request, usually within one week. Estimated rental fees cannot be given until a complete application has been submitted and reviewed.
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