Like McCoys Creek, Hogans Creek suffers from years of pollution and neglect. The creek, which flows from the UF Health Campus south to the St. Johns River, floods Klutho Park and adjacent streets during heavy rains. Within Klutho Park, the once scenic promenade and “grand canal” built by Henry Klutho and engineer Charles Imeson in 1929 is an eyesore.
The Trail Master Plan includes improvements to Hogans Creek that improve the crossing conditions along existing Hogans Creek greenway and enhances the overall quality of the greenway to match the established design standard for the entire trail system.
The plan also connects the Hogans Creek Greenway to the S-Line Rail trail and looks to connect the trail north and daylight the creek where it is underground at to the UF Health campus.
Improving the water quality and habitat of Hogans Creek to make it accessible once again for fishing, kayaking and recreation will be an extensive process. Groundwork is committed to working with the City to make Hogans Creek a glistening jewel of the Emerald Necklace once envisioned by Klutho.