As part of our Trails Master Plan, The Town of Innisfil is committed to creating a cohesive trail network to provide alternative travel connections. The newly-built Jack Crescent Trail provides:

  • A safe active route for students traveling to and from Goodfellow Public School
  • Less road traffic around Goodfellow Public School during pickup for drop off times
  • Environmental benefits to the surrounding community
  • More options for physical activity in the community

Trail design

The Jack Crescent Trail consists of a three metre-wide multi-use asphalt trail near Goodfellow Public School and a raised boardwalk through the wetland area. The trail will be maintained during the winter months.

Environmental Assessment

We conducted a Schedule ‘A' Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to develop a multi-use trail connecting Jack Crescent with Goodfellow Public School. A Schedule ‘A' Class EA is required for any new construction of or removal of sidewalks or paths including water crossings.

Agency collaboration

We collaborated with several external agencies to plan and construct the Jack Crescent Trail, including:

  • Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB)
  • County of Simcoe
  • Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority (LSRCA)
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)

The County of Simcoe granted $30,000 towards this project through our application to the Trails Connecting Communities Program (TCCP). The TCCP provides funding opportunities to member municipalities to develop active transportation and recreational trail opportunities. 

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