Groundbreaking of Success Park in the New Town Success Zone

The New Town Success Zone partners will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new recreation area in the Northwest Jacksonville neighborhood on June 16 at 3 pm.

The community partners will join Councilman Warren Jones at the future site of Success Park, on the northwest corner of Pearce Street and Third Street West. The park is intended to be a safe playing space for the neighborhood’s young children.

The New Town project is a collaboration between the City of Jacksonville, Edward Waters College and area non profits — including the Healthy Start Coalition — that aims to support families and their children’s intellectual, emotional and physical growth from the cradle to college. It is modeled after the successful Harlem Children’s Zone in New York.

The Coalition has participated in the planning process and supports both a PhotoVoice project and the Children’s University in the neighborhood.