Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

Florida Greenways & Trails System 5-Year Plan Update

2018-2022 Public Open House Workshops – Postponed

The Public Workshops scheduled for September (see below) will be rescheduled for a later date due to the potential of Hurricane Irma impacting the state.  This will allow individuals to focus on preparing their communities and families for the storm.  The Office of Greenways and Trails will send out more information once new dates have been confirmed. 

The Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS) Plan 2013-2017 established 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 and Priority Maps. Please plan to join us at a location close to you.

If you are unable to participate in person, there are opportunities to provide written comments by e-mail or conventional mail. We will accept public comments through November 30, 2017.

Click here for more information including the draft plan, maps, and contact information. 

The Open House schedule is:

Tuesday, September 5 – Marianna
Jackson County Citizens’ Lodge
4574 Lodge Drive, Marianna, Florida 32446
4:00-7:00 CT

Wednesday, September 6 – Port St. Joe POSTPONED

St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center

3915 State Road 30-A, Port St. Joe, FL 32456

4:00-7:00 ET


Thursday, September 7 – Milton POSPONED

Blackwater Heritage State Trail-Visitor Center

5533 Alabama Street, Milton, FL 32570

4:00-7:00 CT


Monday, September 11 – Sebring  POSTPONED

Bert J. Harris, Jr. Agricultural Center, Conference Room #2

4509 George Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33875

4:00-7:00 ET


Tuesday, September 12 – Port St. Lucie POSTPONED

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, September 13 – Hialeah POSTPONED

Milander Center for Arts & Entertainment, Garden Plaza Hall

4800 Palm Ave, Hialeah, FL 33012

4:00-7:00 ET


Thursday, September 14 – North Port POSTPONED

Morgan Family Community Center, Meeting Room A/B

6207 West Price Boulevard, North Port, FL 34291

4:00-7:00 ET


Friday, September 15 – Temple Terrace POSTPONED

Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District

13051 N Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL 33637

4:00-7:00 ET


Monday, September 18 – DeBary POSTPONED

Debary Hall

198 Sunrise Boulevard, DeBary, FL 32713

4:00-7:00 ET


Tuesday, September 19 – Jacksonville POSTPONED

Ed Ball Building, Conference Room 851

214 N Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202

4:00-7:00 ET


Monday, September 25 – Palatka POSTPONED

Ravine State Gardens

1600 Twigg Street, Palatka, FL 32177

4:00-7:00 ET


Tuesday, September 26 – Dunnellon POSTPONED

Historic Train Depot

12061 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon, FL 34432

4:00-7:00 ET


Wednesday, September 27 – Tallahassee POSTPONED

Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Douglas Building, Conference Room A

3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399

4:00-7:00 ET


Thursday, September 28 – Live Oak POSTPONED

Suwannee River Water Management District, Suwannee Room

9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL 32060

4:00-7:00 ET