Springfield Park

Claire Heddles / WJCT News

About 25 people gathered in front of City Hall ahead of Tuesday’s Jacksonville City Council meeting to remind Mayor Lenny Curry of his promise more than a year ago to remove the Monument to the Women of the Confederacy in Springfield Park. 

Pillar where the Hemming Park monument used to stand, including a fountain and path. Buildings and trees in the background.
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Less than a week after the Jacksonville City Council voted to rename Hemming Park to James Weldon Johnson Park, Councilman Rory Diamond is filing a bill to institute a two-year moratorium on the future renaming of public parks, buildings, recreational facilities and public streets.