Our Story

Inspired by the Mayor’s office 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.