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
January - Produce and distribute hard-copies of the 2023-27 Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan.
May 31 - Comment period closed for partners and stakeholders.
June 1 - Aug. 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.
Nov. 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.
July 1 - Begin updates to the Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan and Opportunity/Priority Trail maps.
Oct. 1 - Mapping tool will go live for partners and stakeholders to discuss proposed edits to the Priority and Opportunity maps.
Oct. 21-22 - Florida Greenways and Trails Council meeting - Discuss Goals and objectives and Mapping tool.
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.