Model Project

1.3-mile Model Project of the Emerald Trail

LaVilla Link to Open Fall 2021

The first phase of the Emerald Trail is the 1.3-mile Model Project which will open in 2021.  This segment is called the LaVilla Link because it connects Brooklyn to LaVilla and the Rail Yard District.

A 14-foot-wide concrete pedestrian/bicycle trail is designed for both active and passive recreation with abundant shade trees and native plantings. It features several signature points of interest like the Park Street Bridge and the Lee Street Pond, where users may pause and reflect. In addition, the Trail will honor the LaVilla neighborhood through wayfinding, storyboards and public art installations while connecting to the historic landmarks, Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park and Florida C. Dwight Memorial Playground (Park).

For more information on supporting this project, please contact Kay Ehas, Groundwork CEO.

LaVilla Link Presentation

CLICK HERE TO SEE DRAMATIC BEFORE/AFTER IMAGES

Emerald Trail Virtual Tour

CLICK HERE TO TAKE A VIRTUAL STROLL OF THE EMERALD TRAIL