Jacksonville mayor meets with families in Durkeeville neighborhood

Mayor Curry talks about free summer program hosted by city to promote safety

By Colette DuChanois - Web producer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry met with families in the Durkeeville community Wednesday afternoon to talk about the issues important to them. 

The mayor was joined by Kids Hope Alliance CEO Joseph Peppers as he walked the neighborhood. 

"So far this summer, we've seen violent crime, and public safety has been my top priority since I was sworn into office almost three years ago and have invested in it heavily," Curry said. "But one violent crime is one too many. And we're going to keep working to make every neighborhood safe."

Curry also spoke with parents and teens about JaxParks' Summer Night Lights, a free program hosted each weekend in parks throughout the city that features activities such as basketball, music, dancing and art.

SNL is open from 7-10 p.m. each Friday and from 7-11 p.m. each Saturday through Aug. 4, at the locations below:

CT Brown
4575 Moncrief Road, 32208

Harts Road
11597 Harts Road, 32218

Emmett Reed
1093 W. 6th St., 32209

Thomas Jefferson
390 N. Jackson Ave., 32220

Mary Lena Gibbs
6974 Wilson Blvd., 32210

Woodland Acres
8200 Kona Ave., 32211

Cuba Hunter
4380 Bedford Road, 32208

Clanzel T. Brown
4415 Moncrief Road, 32208

Charles Clark
8793 Sibbald Road, 32208

Robert F. Kennedy
1139 Ionia St., 32206

Eugene Butler
900 Acorn St., 32209

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