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Cummer Parking Transformed



© Richard Skinner & Associates, Architects, 2012.

As part of the Olmsted Garden Restoration and Landscape Enhancement Project, The Cummer parking lots will be receiving some much needed attention. Beginning December 10, all Cummer lots across Riverside Avenue from the Museum will be closed for a complete renovation. Construction is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2013. During this period, visitors are encouraged to park in the lot at the Lane Building, or in public parking on Post Street between the Museum and the Garden Club of Jacksonville. Street parking is also available on Riverside Park Place and May Street.

Big changes include improved landscape and lighting and the addition of accessible parking. Also new to the space will be bike and scooter parking.

Not only will these new parking lots look and function better, they will also be more environmentally friendly. In lieu of 100% asphalt lots, The Cummer will be using pervious pavers in the parking stalls to help capture stormwater runoff.

Gathering Plaza. © Richard Skinner & Associates, Architects, 2012.

The community is invited to support the restoration and renovation project by participating in the Dedicate a Brick Campaign, which offers hundreds of individuals the opportunity to have an engraved brick in the gathering plaza within the new parking lots. Behind each name is the story of a milestone, a personal relationship, or the celbration of a life. Cost per brick is $500 and individuals are able to purchase an unlimited number of bricks. For more information, please contact Kenyon Merritt at 904.899.6025 or visit www.

We thank you for your patience as we improve your Cummer experience!

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