Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc.

  • FL



United States

About Us

Inspired by the Mayor’s administration in 2013, Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc. is a partnership between the City of Jacksonville, US National Park Service, US Environmental Protection Agency and Groundwork USA, Inc. and is part of the Groundwork USA network. Groundwork Jacksonville is one of 22 Trusts across the country, the only Trust in Florida and the 1st in the Southeast, United States. Groundwork Jacksonville is the city’s primary non-profit specifically created to clean and redevelop Hogans Creek and convert contaminated land into parks, playgrounds, trails, and other public spaces hoping to recreate the “emerald necklace” championed by famed architect Henry Klutho in the early 20th Century. 

Our mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being. Our mission has been formally adopted by our governing board and is shared with the other 22 Groundwork Trusts across the country.