It was also touted as the catalyst that would create nearby infill redevelopment.

The Main Street Pocket Park is located on Main Street between the Main Library and the Salvation Army.

While this space is attractive to drive by, it has not had any major impact on the spaces and land uses surrounding it. It is believed by Metro Jacksonville that the Main Street Pocket Park represents a prime example of how not to design a public green space in an urban area. In 2007, Metro Jacksonville suggested several ideas that could be implemented in this space to attract more utilization out of this $700,000 public investment.

Main Street Pocket Park Timeline:

December 2006 MetroJacksonville.com asks Mayor Peyton to re-think Main St Beautification Project

March 2007 Greening of Main: A failure in the making?

October 2007 Peytons Pocket Park Disaster

December 2007 Salvaging the Main Street Pocket Park

Photographs by Ennis Davis