Emerald trail

Groundwork Jacksonville Breaks Ground On Emerald Trail

Groundwork Jacksonville Breaks Ground On Emerald Trail

Over 100 years ago, legendary architect Henry Klutho envisioned what he called an “Emerald Necklace” that would connect a series of trails, parks, creeks, and greenspace around Jacksonville’s urban core. After years of planning, Groundwork Jacksonville has broken ground on the first phase of the Emerald Trail. The LaVilla Link will connect Brooklyn to LaVilla […]

Linear park system to link Downtown to Riverside, San Marco

Linear park system to link Downtown to Riverside, San Marco

Plans are becoming a reality for a 30-mile network of walking and biking trails set to link Downtown with multiple neighborhoods and historic districts including Riverside and San Marco. Groundwork Jacksonville is using a $30,000 grant to begin the first phase of the project, called The Emerald Trail, to connect a converted section of railroad […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail  Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced significant progress toward building the Emerald Trail within the next 10 years during a news conference at City Hall on Aug. 26, including new corporate ambassadors, major donors and a check presentation to Mayor Lenny Curry for the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project.  “The Emerald Trail must be a […]

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

Emerald Trail first mile walk brings completion one step closer

It has been more than a century since architect Henry Klutho came up with the gem of an idea to build a circle of trails connecting the neighborhoods around downtown Jacksonville, and his plan is finally coming close to fruition.   At the Emerald Trail first mile walk, held April 13, hundreds came out to […]