2023-2027 Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan and Maps Update
People across Florida are using greenways and trails in record numbers, and as we continue looking forward, your input is needed to update the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan.
Please make sure to look at the timeline and see where you may provide feedback!
At A Glance:
The Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS) plan identifies existing trails, as well as planned and conceptual trail corridors. The plan also identifies the goals, objectives and actions needed to connect this system statewide.
This plan supports and builds upon local and regional trail efforts to identify one overall trail network that is the focused vision of a connected statewide system.
This will be the third update to the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan since Connecting Florida’s Communities laid the groundwork in 1998 to implement the many greenways and trails programs and projects that exist today.
The current FGTS Plan guides the implementation of the connected statewide trail system through 2022.
The intent of this plan is to help provide guidance and to encourage our partners and stakeholders to work together effectively to reach mutual goals.
DRAFT 2023-2027 FGTS Plan Update Schedule
July 1 Begin updates to the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan and Opportunity/Priority Trail Maps
October 1 Mapping tool will go live for partners and stakeholders to discuss proposed edits to the Priority and Opportunity Maps
October 21-22 Florida Greenways and Trails Council meeting - Discuss Goals and objectives and Mapping tool
May 31 Comment period closed for partners and stakeholders
June1-August 30 Staff will prepare DRAFT of proposed edits to the Priority and Opportunity Maps
September Public meetings (potentially virtual) throughout state to gather comments on written 5-Year plan and DRAFT of proposed Priority and Opportunity maps
November 1 Close public comments on the written 5-Year plan and DRAFT of proposed Priority and Opportunity maps
December Florida Greenways and Trails Council meeting – exact date and location TBD - Final DRAFT 2023-2027 Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan presented for approval
January Produce and distribute hardcopies of the 2023-2027 Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.