Jorge Schimmelpfeng Avenue is an important central avenue in Foz do Iguaçu. The town hall, whose official address is on Getulio Vargas Square, is on the corner of Juscelino Kubitschek and Schimmelpfeng Avenues. In this area lies the heart of the city, represented by the City Hall, the Saint John Baptist Mother Church, the Parish House, the Old Town Hall, in the square in front of the City Hall and the former State Forum, the current headquarters of the Cultural Foundation.
Nowadays, this stretch is also an important center of Foz's nightlife, with restaurants, lively bars and a lot of people on the street. At least two large hotels have been opened in this region: Viale Tower and IBIS Budget, which increases traffic.
In 2018, the central site of Jorge Schimmelpfeng Avenue underwent a renovation. Both the gardening part and the structure of the flower beds received reinforcements. What stands out is the work of covering the entire flowerbed with white tile on which were formed drawings that represent the flora, fauna and tourist attractions representative of the region.
The work also highlights regional values such as the integration of the three countries, symbolized in the project by the three Milestones of the Three Borders. In the stretch of the central flowerbed that passes in front of the Parish Church, headquarters of the Parish of St. John the Baptist, the tiles depicted Christian symbols such as fish, rosary and graffiti Jesus (JHS) reminding Parana's connection with the Jesuit tradition. The beauty of the work is enhanced at night when spotlights shine bright green light on the traditional jerivá palm trees planted in the central flowerbed along the avenue.
All the revitalization work was done by the Foz do Iguaçu City Hall in partnership with the Federal Court of Paraná. And something that further enhances the work is the fact that the hands that performed the reform and beautification belong to people who provided community services determined by the Federal Court of Foz do Iguaçu.
They were accompanied and trained by hired professional tile operators, which means that many of the "inmates" have gained a new profession.
Foz do Iguaçu stands out in Paraná for having several structures to attend the egress of the prison service. Among them, the Municipal Penitentiary Patronage, defined as "a criminal body that works with convicts in the open regime - for example, serving the community or on parole." The municipality is visited by entities from all over the country interested in learning about the patronage model created by Municipal Law 24.085 of May 6, 2013, which aims at the recovery of the prisoner and his return to society. More than 5,000 people are served by the Patronato de Foz in conjunction with state and federal justice agencies.