Model Project

VyStar Emerald Trail 5K Nov. 21

October 15, 2020

The inaugural VyStar Emerald Trail 5K presented by JTC Running and 1st Place Sports will be Sat., Nov. 21, 2020 and give runners, walkers and cyclists an up-close look at multiple points of interest along a portion of what will become the Emerald Trail. All proceeds benefit Groundwork Jacksonville in designing the Emerald Trail, the…

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Groundwork Unveils Emerald Trail Model Project Design

June 18, 2020

Groundwork Jacksonville unveiled the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project — the first segment of the Emerald Trail linking Brooklyn to the S-Line Rail Link through LaVilla. Construction of the project, named the “LaVilla Link,” will begin this fall and take a year to complete at an estimated construction cost of $3.9 million. According…

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Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s 2020 Doppelt Fund Grant Awarded to GWJax for Emerald Trail Model Project

February 4, 2020

Groundwork Jacksonville is one of just six recipients nationwide, of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) 2020 Doppelt Family Trail Development Fund grants that support regional and community trail-development goals. Groundwork was awarded $30,000 for the construction of the Model Project, the first segment of the 30-mile Emerald Trail urban pedestrian/bicycle trail in Jacksonville. The 1.3-mile Model…

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