Early giving starts today! Nov. 14 – 16
What makes your Commodore Trail support different?
- 100% Matching Fund Donation by the Friends’ Board.
- 100% goes to build your Trail and your Trail community.
- 2023 focus is adding grants. Amplifying your donation 5x.
- The goal is many, small donations. ($25 is great! The average is $113.)
Repairs along Douglas Road were actually accomplished this month!
Woo hoo! Our advocacy for safety maintenance is actually working!
A month ago, this photo would have shown a heavily damaged, pot-holed and dangerous pathway. Now it’s just dangerously narrow and close to the road…but still a big improvement.
In The News
We made the Herald’s front page. Now we have some work to do. The article is one of the most important public recognition of our work to date. Learn more about the Herald article here.
The Master Plan
Creating a safe, fun, beautiful, sharable 5-mile corridor through Coconut Grove—The Commodore Trail—takes more than talk. A coordinated master plan precedes the first shovel of dirt to plant a tree or pave a bike path. The Commodore Trail Master Plan provides the framework for sidewalks, tree canopy, roadways, school access, parks, sidewalk cafes, art, history, and recreation.
This year-long design project employs top urban planning professionals to present creative alternatives to area residents and craft the master plan. We should all voice our priorities.
The resultant master plan will do more than sketch concepts for later construction. Funding, operations, maintenance, historic and cultural support, and environmental conservation will all be part of the picture.
Friends of the Commodore Trail join together to push this plan forward and build a team of neighbors to keep it going…And have fun. We like to have fun.
THE COMMODORE TRAIL MASTER PLAN IS IN MOTION!!
You Can Shape the Future of Coconut Grove. Learn about the Commodore Trail Master Framework Plan and how you can influence your neighborhood’s future. It’s a year-long process that shares our best ideas to create a crown jewel for Miami’s future. Learn more and get connected here.
WHY WE CARE
Every day hundreds of people walk, run, or bike along the historic Commodore Trail, a five-mile path hugging Biscayne Bay from Coral Gables to Key Biscayne. The trail is Miami’s best-kept not-so-secret destination. While the Commodore Trail is heavily used, few residents know its name, let alone its importance.
The mission of Friends of the Commodore Trail is to advocate for the improvement and maintenance of the trail. We are a group of neighbors committed to advocating for a safe, functional, well-designed path for all to love and enjoy.
The Commodore Trail represents the best of Miami – its beauty, history, and unique environment. Join our movement and help us advocate for a better Commodore Trail for future generations.