Jackson's first community-led Trail is scheduled for COMPLETION in December, 2020!


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A groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba was held in July, 2020 to celebrate this decade long journey and kick off the official construction! As construction officially begins, we ask for your patience as we continue to advocate for what will be a wonderful path to increased health, quality of life and economic development in Jackson.
For the most recent updates on the project, please follow our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/museumtrail

Thank You to everyone who contributed over the years! 

Funding for the Trail was made available by: 

  • Mississippi Department of Transportation

  • MDOT & FHWA's Transportation Alternatives Grant

  • City of Jackson

  • Community Foundation for Mississippi

  • Mr. and Mrs. Ray Neilsen

  • Carol Pigott and Tom Fenter (BCBS) 

  • Community Foundation for Mississippi, John & Lucy Shackleford fund

  • Billy and Jan Mounger

  • Jennifer Welch

  • and many, many other generous private donations

Key Trail support came from: 

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississipopi 

  • The Jackson Heart Foundation 

Trail Engineer: Neel- Schaffer 

General Contractor: Hemphill Construction 

Key Organizational Leadership: 

  • Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership

  • Duane O'Neill 

  • Johnny Maloney 

  • Alon Bee 

  • Haley Fisackerly / Louis Wright (Entergy) 

  • David Gates (Atmos Energy) 

Key Public Officials

  • Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall 

  • Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant

  • Senator Walter Michel

  • Senator David Blount

  • Representative Bill Denny 

  • Mayor Chockwe Antar Lumumba 

  • Former Mayors: Tony Yarber, Chokwe Lumumba and Harvey Johnson

  • Jackson City Council, with special thanks to Virgi Lindsay & Ashby Foote

  • Ridgeland Mayor Gene Magee and Flowood Mayor Gary Rhoads​​

Paid Professional Services: 

  • Roderick Red (Red Squared Productions) 

Principal Volunteers: 

  • Clay Hays  

  • David Pharr 

  • Melody Moody Thortis (Bike Walk Mississippi) 

  • Cynthia Buchanan (Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership) 

  • Virgi Lindsay (Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation)

  • Andy Hilton

  • Daniel Trotter 

  • Don Potts 

  • J. David Lewis 

  • Mary Claire Primos (Stray at Home) 

Professional Services and Inkind Professional Contributions

  • Jonathan Kiser (Neel-Schaffer)

  • Robert Lee (City of Jackson) 

  • Hibbett Neel (City of Jackson) 

  • Hilda Owen 

  • Jessica Hilton 

  • Dwight Weatherford

  • Phil McDade

  • Jared Acy

Corporate Labor and Materials Contributed by: 

  • Jim Sheble (Nucor) 

  • Haley Fisackerly, Liz Brister and Louis Wright (Entergy) 

  • Stribling Equipment

  • Bruce and Billy Deviney (Deviney Equipment) 

Organizational Partnerships: 

  • Scott Burge, Mike Monk (CMPDD) 

  • Susan Garrard (Mississippi Children's Museum) 

  • Charles Knight (MS Museum of Natural Science) 

  • Casey Creasey (Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation) 

  • Sam Polles (MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks) 

  • Aaron Rogers, Andy Gipson (Agricultural Museum) 

  • Rick Cleveland, Bill Blackwell, Andrea Patterson (MS Sports Hall of Fame) 

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