Parks Listing & Facilities

Jacksonville Recreation Parks – Rentals, Rules and Regulations Branchwood Park – 305 Audubon Drive Amenities: Nature Trail, Playground Brook Valley Park – 350 Estate Drive Amenities: Grill, Playground, Shelter, Tennis courts Georgetown Park – 250 Georgetown Road Amenities: Basketball Courts, Grill, Multipurpose field, Playground, Restrooms, Shelter Jacksonville Commons – 100 Recreation Lane Amenities: Baseball-Softball Fields,  Playground, Multipurpose Fields, Shelters, Skate Park, […]

New DoubleTree focuses on business travelers at Jacksonville airport

Inside the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Jacksonville International Airport Jensen Werley Reporter- Jacksonville Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn  |  Facebook Having a national brand operate a hotel at Jacksonville International Airport will be a boon to business travelers passing through the area, airport officials hope. The longtime independent hotel on airport property […]

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Jacksonville’s craft breweries (Video)

January 22, 2015. Jacksonville Business Journal Reporter Andrew Thurlow uncovers the mystery of how Engine 15 Co-Owner Luch Scremin got into craft brewing. (James Crichlow/Jacksonville Business Journal) Our centerpiece story this week explores what Jacksonville’s growing craft beer scene means for the local economy. Related Slideshow Behind the scenes at Jacksonville’s craft breweries Alexa Epitropoulos […]

Ronald McDonald House Charities expands San Marco facility

The expansion plans include going from 30 to 54 rooms and from 42,000 square feet to 65,000 square feet. Andrew Thurlow Reporter- Jacksonville Business Journal Email  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  LinkedIn Ronald McDonald House Charities of Jacksonville is adding 24 rooms and 23,000 of additional square footage as part of a $13 million expansion. […]

Can Strong Fundamentals Help REITs Overcome Investors’ Sensitivity to Interest Rates?

Improving property fundamentals across the board are brightening the outlook for REITs going into the year. And yet, just like clockwork, the lingering specter of rising interest rates has some investors on edge. It was the same worry that plagued the industry going into 2014, but one that never materialized as the overall U.S. economy […]

Hyatt, Marriott Join Race to Woo Millennials With Hip High-Tech Hotel Brands

Ah, the elusive millennial generation cohort. Employers spend millions of dollars researching millennial goals and beliefs to try and figure out what they want in a job. The housing industry can’t decide why they’re not buying houses like their parents did. (No savings for down payments? Student debt? They just prefer to rent?) With millennial […]

On a Roll, U.S. Office Market Demand Expected to Stay Strong Through 2016

With vacancies falling and rents rising in growing numbers of submarkets and slices within the U.S. office sector, demand for office space is expected to remain at post-recession highs for the next two years, according to CoStar Portfolio Strategy analysts recapping the office market’s past year performance. “2014 was a great year for the office […]

Jacksonville Children’s Commission Annual Report

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is a proud partner of the Jacksonville Children’s Commission. The Jacksonville Children’s Commission was created in 1994 as a community investment for our children’s future. This week, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission announced the release of its 2012-13 annual report, “Investing in our Children.” The annual report reflects the work of […]

Five finalists named for 2014 Duval County Teacher of the Year

Five outstanding teachers today were named finalists for the 2014 Florida Blue Duval County Teacher of the Year. They are: Iris Caro, Central Riverside Elementary School Amanda Dyal, Southside Middle School Joseph Frencl, Atlantic Coast High School Jessica von Eiff, Westview K-8 Carol Wright, Mt. Herman Exceptional Center “Each one of the teachers selected has […]

Celebrating Black History Month

The Jacksonville Public Education Fund is honored to work with community trustees who work on behalf of ensuring all children receive a high-quality public education. We’d like to take the time to celebrate Black History Month by spotlighting one of our board members, Cleve Warren, who is featured in Jacksonville’s 2014 Black History Calendar, themed […]

Charles Townes, Laser Pioneer, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

Charles Townes, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize for his part in the invention of the laser died Tuesday at 99. Townes is best remembered for thinking up the basic principles of the laser while sitting on a park bench. Later in life he advised the U.S. government and helped uncover the secrets of […]

Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls Back

After the insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act first went live in late 2013, Lori Lomas started combing the website of Covered California on a hunt for good deals for her clients. Lomas is an agent at Feather Financial, in the Sierra Nevada town of Quincy, Calif.; she’s been selling health policies […]