Northbank Riverwalk

MOSH Relocation Could depend On Metropolitan Park, Shipyards Swap

Oct 16, 2020
City of Jacksonville file photo / Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Museum of Science and History’s plans announced Oct. 15 to relocate and build a new facility at the vacant Shipyards property could hinge on the future of the adjacent Metropolitan Park.

The Corkscrew in downtown Jacksonville
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

If you haven’t walked the Northbank Riverwalk for a few months you’ll find something new under the pedestrian bridge by the railroad tracks under the Acosta Bridge.

Credit: News4Jax

More than 70 vessels ranging from houseboats and sailboats to even canoes and kayaks will be decorated with lights and paraded down the St. Johns River Saturday night for the 30th anniversary of the Jacksonville Light Boat Parade. 

After five years of severe funding cutbacks to the annual Jacksonville holiday tradition due to the tightened city budget, the city of Jacksonville announced earlier this year that the boat parade had a new manager and a new title sponsor.