Use the links below to learn more about the local neighborhood associations and preservation societies.


Murray Hill Preservation Association

The Murray Hill Preservation Association was founded in 1932 and is one of the State of Florida’s oldest continuously operating neighborhood associations. MHPA is an all-volunteer not-for-profit group working with residents, merchants and the City of Jacksonville to promote, preserve and protect the resources and history of the Murray Hill neighborhood. 



Riverside Avondale Preservation

Since its founding in 1974, RAP has been an advocate for active preservation of our neighborhood’s historic assets. Historic preservation is much more than saving old buildings. Modern preservation efforts are about saving the heart of communities, ensuring vibrant, special places full of character. This means looking beyond architecture to what makes historic towns and neighborhoods thrive – actively used historic buildings, healthy businesses, and community gathering spaces being paramount. 


San Marco Preservation Society

The Preservation Society works to preserve and renew San Marco as an area of historical and architectural significance for the benefit of local residents and businesses and the education and enjoyment of visitors and the public at large. 


Springfield Preservation and Revitalization

Since 1974, we have facilitated positive change in the Springfield Historic District through a variety of roles and initiatives. Through the decades, these actions have taken different forms, from painstaking documentation to sweat soaked service. We’re your neighborhood advocate. SPAR is organized around five important themes…



Downtown Dwellers

The Downtown Dwellers

The Downtown Dwellers live primarily on the north and south banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, and support endeavors that build and enhance community there. We seek to protect the river and the life in it and support an active lifestyle in a safe, inviting, culturally rich environment within the urban core. 

We’re a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization recognized federally and in Florida.