Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) Council works to preserve and build community in the Springfield Historic District.

SPAR has served as a resource and advocate for our community since 1974, and is a 501c3 non-profit organization. We facilitate improvements in quality-of-life and work to preserve the unique character of our neighborhood, engaging with city leaders and law makers, hosting popular public events and helping residents directly. 

See a cause that's near and dear to you? Then get involved. We'd love your help.

It's Springfield's sesquicentennial! Read more about how we're celebrating this year!

 

BECOME A SPAR MEMBER!

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Show support for the continued preservation and revitalization of our neighborhood. Plus, you'll get great perks too! JOIN TODAY!

Join us for the July 4th Throwback Baseball Game! The tradition carries on into 2019, as the Westside and Eastside (of the Springfield Historic District) battle it out on the baseball field for bragging rights, complete with turn-of-the-century old school uniforms, equipment, umpires, announcer, food trucks and fanfare. All are welcome! This unique, family friendly event is sponsored by our friends at VyStar Credit Union. Learn more and RSVP! (Image: Thomas Love)

SPAR has installed a temporary park on Main Street, aptly named Sesquicentennial Park, in celebration of 150 years of the Springfield neighborhood. In early 2020, the park will be dismantled and returned to a vacant lot.

SPAR will be hosting events through the year in Sesquicentennial Park and will work with other organizations that would like to use the space. Click here to learn more.

Springfield was named the most bikeable neighborhood in Jacksonville’s urban core, according to WalkScore.com. We invite you to Explore The Core with SPAR in 2019. We’ll be hosting bike socials to other Jacksonville urban core neighborhoods, and you can also explore our many destinations on your own. Learn more

 

Learn more about Springfield by visiting our media coverage page!

 

The City of Jacksonville is conducting a street sweeping pilot program in the Southwest quadrant (South of 8th, West of Main) of the Springfield Historic District. Learn more and see dates here.

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We have a very active community! We can't list everything, but here are some upcoming events in our area. 

 

Historic properties have unique charm, craftsmanship and also a special process to renovate them. Join the Planning and Development Department staff of the City of Jacksonville for our free Historic Preservation Workshops, happening throughout 2019. Learn more and sign up.

GW1.jpg To celebrate the sesquicentennial of Springfield, SPAR, along with other area organizations, will be hosting programming throughout 2019. One of the special projects will be the installation of sesquicentennial banners along Main Street, and you can sponsor one! Learn more here.

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Are you social? We are. The Springfield Historic District is an active, friendly, social community. Stay connected via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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