The Emerald Necklace
Groundwork’s mission is to build and connect Jacksonville’s Emerald Necklace, an idea championed by famed architect Henry Klutho in the early 20th Century. When complete the Emerald Necklace will encompass approximately 19-miles of new trails, greenspace, parks and waterways that encircle the urban core and link at least 14 neighborhoods and downtown to Hogans Creek, McCoys Creek, the S-Line Rail Trail and the Northbank and Southbank riverwalks.
We are working with the PATH Foundation, KaizenCollaborative, City Council, city departments, neighborhood stakeholders and private funders to make the Emerald Necklace Trail a reality within the next decade. If you missed the Public Meeting in which we presented the preliminary Master Plan, here is your opportunity to see the research, plans and ideas that were shared.