May 20, 2012

Jean Ribault Park

My husband, Bruce, and I attended the renaming of the anchor (brick pattern in the sidewalk) pocket park on Centre St. in downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida on May 19, 2012. To honor the French landing here 450 years ago, it will now be known as the Jean Rabault Pocket Park.  Bruce was instrumental in getting the two small parks installed on vacant lots between historic buildings on the "main drag" of our seaside town, turning something ugly into something useful as well as pretty.

official plaque

Mayor Arlene Filkoff of Fernandina Beach, FL & former mayor Bruce Malcolm

in front of the pretty banner hanging between two palm trees in the pocket park
Mayor Malcolm at original pocket park dedication in 2008