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Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Jacksonville’s oldest public park into a vibrant, modern, accessible space that engages diverse communities, presents high-quality daily programming, a family-friendly environment, and supports community-driven partnerships. Donor support is a vital source of support that makes it possible for us to add and upgrade amenities, offer free programs to the public, host great events and keeping the park safe and clean. There are three ways to donate to Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park.

Click here today and your tax-deductible contribution will assist us in these efforts to make JWJ Park a beautiful and welcoming space for everyone. Or, write a check to Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park and mail it to:

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General Fund

The beauty of the park and the vibrant events we host would not be possible without the support of people like you. Please consider a contribution to the park’s General Fund.
To donate, please click the button below or, write a check to Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park and mail it to:
Address:
“FOJWJ General Fund”
214 N. Hogan St. Suite 114,
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Sculpture Fund

Help us keep visual arts alive in our park by donating to our Sculpture Fund. The Fund was established to offer rotating exhibits and maintain permanent artwork in James Weldon Johnson Park.
To donate, please click the button below or, write a check to Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park and mail it to:
Address:
“FOJWJ Sculpture Fund”
214 N. Hogan St. Suite 114,
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Musician Fund

Help us celebrate Jacksonville’s rich culture and diverse talent at our Live at Lunch Series by donating to our Musician Fund. To donate, please click the button below or, write a check to Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park and mail it to:
Address:
“FOJWJ Musician Fund”
214 N. Hogan St. Suite 114,
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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Sponsors

A strong emotional connection is made when a company “co-brands” itself with a community event. The emotional connection that the people of Jacksonville have with Park cannot be replicated through traditional advertising alone. Events at JWJ Park will continue to establish downtown Jacksonville as a vibrant community and destination point for years to come, and an atmosphere that provides for future economic development. We hope you join the fun!

Opportunities range from sponsoring a park amenity or zone to supporting our Live at Lunch Musicians or a festival such as our annual Bluegrass, Beer and Barbecue Fest.

We thank the organizations below for their continued support and would love to speak with you about becoming part of this outstanding group working together to help us reactivate downtown Jacksonville.

Current Sponsors & Grantors

  • City of Jacksonville
  • Florida Times-Union
  • Jax Vision Care
  • National Recreation and Parks Association
  • The Schultz Family Foundation
  • Project for Public Spaces
  • VyStar Credit Union
  • Community First Credit Union
  • Florida Blue
  • Florida Humanities
  • American Planning Association of Florida

To learn more about specific sponsorship marketing opportunities, please contact Liz McCoy.

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BECOME A VENDOR

Do you offer a product or service that visitors to our park might like?

As a nonprofit organization, we partner with a variety of vendors when planning and executing daily, weekly and special events in the park. If you would like to be considered as a vendor, please email our Events & Operations Manager, Terrance Johnson.

Food Vendors and Food Trucks

If you are interested in becoming a Food Truck or Food Vendor in the park, download the application and email or fax it to us.

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