Jacksonville, Fla. (November 4, 2019) – The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens (JAG) is one-step closer to becoming permanently ADA accessible. Construction is underway on the South Loop paving project and will be complete in the coming weeks.
This project represents a major capital investment of more than $50,000 in the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, thanks to a lead gift from the long-time supporting Mederos’ Family, from individual donors – and also the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, which provided a $9,000 match to the JAG’s capital campaign earlier this year.
“We’re excited that JAG can now provide permanent ADA accessibility to the pavilion area for elderly and mobility-impaired visitors,” said JAG Board President Ron Whittington. “We also appreciate the support of many of our supporters and their private contributions to the organization that made this project possible.”
A team from A-1 Coastal Paving is in the final stages of project completion.
About the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, located at 1445 Millcoe Rd., is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.– and offers a free, guided nature walk at 9:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. The arboretum’s mission is to cultivate a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration for residents and visitors to the Jacksonville area. Located on 120 acres of scenic property, the venue is primarily operated and maintained by board members and volunteers. Venue amenities include a paved parking area, an accessible lake loop with gardens and five other maintained trails, benches, boardwalks, scenic overlooks and picnic tables – all built by board members and volunteers.
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