Groundwork Jacksonville

Leadership

James Richardson
Board Chair


Location

Jacksonville, FL

(904) 600-0667

What We're Working On

Redeveloping the S-Line, Jacksonville’s Only Urban Trail
Groundwork Jacksonville leads bike riders on the S-Line Rail Trail which will ultimately connect to the Hogan’s Creek Greenway

Redeveloping the S-Line, Jacksonville’s Only Urban Trail

Groundwork Jax is working with the City of Jacksonville and several community partners to help redevelop, revitalize, and provide better accessibility and wayfinding for the S-Line, a 4.8-mile urban rails-to-trails multi-use path that connects several Jacksonville neighborhoods. The redeveloped S-Line would connect it to the Emerald Necklace, which links outlying areas of Jacksonville to its the urban core, spurring additional revitalization efforts.

In October 2015, the Groundworkers for the S-Line initiated monthly Ride-Alongs to raise awareness of the S-Line and engage neighborhoods along the trail.

Spurring reinvestment in Jacksonville's historic Eastside
Artist rendering of the planned A. Philip Randolph Public Market. Courtesy Groundwork Jacksonville.

Spurring reinvestment in Jacksonville's historic Eastside

Groundwork Jacksonville is actively planning the A. Philip Randolph Public Market, which will bring a wide range of healthy food programs, live entertainment, and youth entrepreneurial activities to Jacksonville’s Eastside. This low-income neighborhood has both historical significance and an active, vibrant community desiring local improvements. It is also a food desert and well known for its high crime rate and disproportionate number of brownfields and vacant lots.

By spurring reinvestment in the Eastside, the Public Market project will help revitalize the neighborhood and introduce its rich history and culture to both long-time Jacksonville residents and visitors.

Cleaning up and connecting parks and green spaces into an Emerald Necklace
Map showing how Groundwork Jacksonville's planned Emerald Necklace will connect outlying neighborhoods to Jacksonville's urban core

Cleaning up and connecting parks and green spaces into an Emerald Necklace

Groundwork Jacksonville is working to clean, preserve, and utilize downtown Jacksonville’s parks, creeks, and green spaces by creating an Emerald Necklace — a safe, accessible network of walking and biking trails that will connect the city’s outlying neighborhoods to its urban core, spurring reinvestment and revitalization.