Lake Jackson Greenway

The Lake Jackson and Lake Jackson South Greenways projects will be implemented together to provide a 5-mile trail connecting two very popular recreational facilities, Lake Ella and the Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park.

Senior Project Manager: Susan Tanski

PROJECT COMPONENTS: LAKE JACKSON SOUTH GREENWAY & CYCLING ROUTE

The Lake Jackson South Greenway is an approximately 3.5-mile, 10-by-12, shared-use path connecting publicly owned properties, including the Meginnis Arm Canoe Launch on the south end of Lake Jackson. Public lands and corridors will be used to make the connection to Lake Ella. The Lake Jackson and Lake Jackson South Greenways projects will be implemented together to provide a 5-mile trail connecting two very popular recreational facilities, Lake Ella and the Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park.

The project includes: a 10-foot shared-use path, approximately 0.7 miles long, connecting the southern boundary of Okeeheepkee Prairie County Park at Fuller Road and the Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park near Indian Mound Road.

The major components of the Lake Jackson South Greenway are:

Meginnis Arm Canoe Launch: The north end of the shared-use path will connect the Meginnis Arm Canoe Launch to Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) property adjacent to the Canoe Launch and will include lighting and a trail head.

Meginnis Arm to Trousdell Center: Crossing under the I-10 overpass via Lake Shore Drive to the NWFWMD parcel, the shared-use path continues south along an urban stream near Sugar Creek Plaza. Proceeding east, the proposed shared-use path crosses Sharer and Allen Roads to the wooded area north of The Centre of Tallahassee, continuing east behind the City’s Trousdell Gymnastic Center and then to Delta Boulevard. An approximate 250-linear-foot boardwalk is proposed to route the trail over the Trousdell stormwater pond.

Cycling Route with Way Finding: At Delta Boulevard, the proposed shared-use path becomes a cycling route using residential streets with way-finding signage, lighting and pavement markings. The proposed cycling route will terminate at Lake Ella and the Fred O. Drake City Park.

Glenview Connector Trail Shared Use Trail: A trail approximately 0.1 miles long and 10 feet wide, called the Glenview Connector Trail, will connect Glenview Drive to Tharpe Street, which bounds the Lake Ella City Park on its north side.

Trail Heads: Trail heads will include parking lots and covered sitting areas with lighting and water fountains.

Project Snapshot