Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

    Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS) Plan Public Workshops Re-scheduled

    View the DRAFT 2018-22 Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS) Plan & maps

    Public Workshops Re-scheduled

    The FGTS Plan establishes the vision for implementing a connected statewide system of greenways and trails for recreation, conservation, alternative transportation, healthy lifestyles, a vibrant economy, and a high quality of life. The Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) is updating the FGTS 5-Year Plan and holding 14 public open houses throughout the state.

    The purpose of these meetings is to receive public input on the proposed update to the draft written 2018-2022 FGTS Plan and Land and Water Opportunity & Priority Maps.

    Please plan to join us at a location close to you.  If you are unable to participate in person, there is a comment form online which you can submit by e-mail or conventional mail. Comments accepted through December 15, 2017.

    The Open House schedule:

    Thursday, October 26 – North Port
    Morgan Family Community Center
    Meeting Room A/B
    6207 West Price Blvd.
    North Port, FL 34291
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Monday, November 6 – Miami Lakes
    Miami Lakes Optimist Park Clubhouse
    6411 NW 162 StreetMiami Lakes Optimist Park Clubhouse
    Miami Lakes, FL 33014
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Monday, November 6 – Tallahassee
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    Douglas Building
    Conference Room A
    3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
    Tallahassee, FL 32399
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Tuesday, November 7 – Sebring
    Bert J. Harris, Jr. Agricultural Center
    Conference Room #2
    4509 George Boulevard
    Sebring, FL 33875
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Wednesday, November 8  – Port St. Lucie
    St. Lucie Transportation Planning Organization
    Coco Vista Center
    466 SW Port St Lucie Blvd. #111
    Port St. Lucie, FL 34953
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Wednesday, November 8 – Dunnellon
    Historic Train Depot
    12061 S. Williams Street
    Dunnellon, FL 34432
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Thursday, November 9– Temple Terrace
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District
    13051 N Telecom Parkway
    Temple Terrace, FL 33637
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Tuesday, November 14 – DeBary
    Debary Hall
    198 Sunrise Boulevard
    DeBary, FL 32713
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Wednesday, November 15  – Palatka
    Ravine Gardens State Park
    1600 Twigg Street
    Palatka, FL 32177
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Thursday, November 16 – Jacksonville
    Ed Ball Building
    Conference Room 851
    214 N Hogan Street
    Jacksonville, FL 32202
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Monday, November 20 – Live Oak
    Suwannee River Water Management District
    Suwannee Room
    9225 County Road 49
    Live Oak, FL 32060
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Monday, November 27 – Port St. Joe
    St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center
    3915 State Road 30-A
    Port St. Joe, FL 32456
    4:00-7:00 ET

    Monday, December 4 – Milton
    Blackwater Heritage State Trail
    Visitor Center
    5533 Alabama Street
    Milton, FL 32570
    4:00-7:00 CT

    For More information:

    Christine Small, Division of Recreation and Parks
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection
    3900 Commonwealth Blvd., M.S. 795
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
    850-245-2939
    Christine.Small@dep.state.fl.us