Here’s how to get downtown to One Spark

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Getting around One Spark can seem slightly intimidating. Covering a large area of downtown Jacksonville, there is a lot of room for question as to how to get from A to B efficiently. But don’t fret! Here is a helpful guide to all the forms of transportation available to the crowdfunding festival attendees.



By Riley Wolf
#IgniteMedia News Agency


UNF Students: Catch a shuttle ride downtown to take part in the festivities. This shuttle is free to students and will run about every half hour Thursday through Saturday. Thursday it runs from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Friday it runs 3 p.m. – 2 a.m. and Saturday it runs from noon to 2 a.m. The last nightly pick up will be at Ocean and Adams Street at 1:30 a.m. and will drop off at the UNF Clubhouse.

If you aren’t a student, there are still plenty of options to get into the heart of One Spark.

Travel by Land: The Jacksonville Transit Authority (JTA) operates more than thirty bus routes throughout Jacksonville. Regular fare is $1.50 per trip.

Travel by Sea: Enjoy a nice ride on the water! The Jacksonville Water Taxi will take visitors across the river from the Southbank to the Jacksonville Landing downtown.

Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fridays, Saturdays & Holidays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Cost
Adults: $5; Round Trip: $10
Children 3 – 12 years of age: $4; Round Trip: $8
Children under 3 years of age: Free

Stops
Friendship Fountain
Jacksonville Landing

Travel by Sky: Fly through the sky over the St. Johns River and downtown city streets. The Skyway monorail is free to ride and departs stations every three to six minutes.

Hours
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – Midnight
Wednesday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost
Free

Downtown Stations:
Convention Center Station (Bay Street and Lee Street)
Jefferson Station (Bay Street and Jefferson Street)
Central Station (Bay Street and Julia Street) – Serving the south portion of One Spark
Hemming Park Station (Hogan Street and Monroe Street) – Serving the north portion of One Spark
Rosa Parks Transit Station (Hogan Street and Union Street)

Southbank Stations:
San Marco Station (Mary Street and San Marco Blvd.)
Riverplace Station (Mary Street and Flagler Ave.)
Kings Avenue Station (Kings Ave. and Nira Street.)

If taking a car, there are plenty of places to park.

The Skyway Houston and Stewart lots located Across from Convention Center  (paved lot and grass lot to the west and east of Johnson Street) at 103 Johnson St. Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Hours
Daily 9 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.

Cost
Free to park

Getting to One Spark
Ride the Skyway from the Convention Center Skyway Station

Jax Center Parking Garage is located at 1 West Bay Street Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Cost
$10

Getting to One Spark
Walk

Jax Center Annex Parking Garage is located at 16 East Forsyth Street Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Hours
Wednesday – Friday: 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: Closed

Cost
$10

Getting to One Spark
Walk

Library Parking Garage is located at 33 W. Duval Street Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost
$10

Getting to One Spark
Walk

Water Street Garage  is located at 541 Water St. Jacksonville, FL 32202

Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost
$10

Getting to One Spark
Walk or Ride the Skyway from Central Station

Yates Building Garage is located at 200 East Adams St. Jacksonville, FL 32202

Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost
$10

Getting to One Spark
Walk

JTA Kings Ave. Skyway Garage and Lot is located at 1201 Kings Avenue. Jacksonville, FL 32207.

Hours
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – Midnight
Wednesday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost
$15

Getting to One Spark
Ride the skyway from Kings Avenue Station.

Handicap Accessible Drop-off

Persons with disabilities may be dropped off on the corner of Laura Street and Duval Street near Hemming Park.