Goal: Support cities in recovery

Support the recreation economy business sector.
Support grant funding applications and management for R2P2 streets, parks and infrastructure projects.


  View the Story Map of how each city’s recovery efforts fit into the regional recreation economy!


Chattahoochee is located within Gadsden County near several regional recreational assets, such as Lake Seminole and the Apalachicola River. As such, the city currently offers a range of recreational and cultural assets and plans to position them as future regional destinations. River Landing Park, a large waterfront park on the Apalachicola River, includes features of ecological and environmental significance including Native American mounds, historic battle sites and a World War II era bridge. Chattahoochee plans to develop a new mountain bike park to draw in regional visitors.

Chattahoochee is situated at the crossroads of several regional trails, including U.S. 90 Trail Corridor/Old Spanish Trail Corridor, the Chattahoochee to Bristol Trail and the Apalachicola Blueway. The city plans to create connections between its downtown, where vibrant arts and cultural events are held, to proposed regional trail opportunities.

For more information on the design concepts, please visit the Chattahoochee page on the R2P2 website: r2p2.skeo.com/chattahoochee 


Marianna is connecting natural areas with walking and biking trails that support local stormwater management for neighborhoods while supporting expanded recreation opportunities and natural resource projects for the Chipola River. Marianna is located in Jackson County along the western banks of the Chipola River. The Chipola River supports the state designated Chipola River State Paddling Trail, which begins at Florida Caverns State Park, just north of the city. A network of regional trails links Marianna to many more natural, historic and recreational assets. The city plans to create multimodal paths that connect community amenities and downtown businesses to broader regional recreation opportunities. Potential bike/pedestrian connections tie into multiple regional greenways, including the Old Spanish Trail, the Chipola River Corridor and Panama City to Marianna Corridor.
For more information on the design concepts, please visit the Marianna page on the R2P2 website: r2p2.skeo.com/marianna


Quincy is located in Gadsden County, approximately 25 miles west of Tallahassee in an area rich in history, arts and culture. The city’s downtown is centered around the Courthouse Square and anchored by several historic buildings. The downtown area hosts a thriving arts community, anchored by the Quincy Music Theatre and Gadsden Arts Center. The Gadsden Arts Center offers year-round art exhibitions and programs that attract visitors from across the state. Two outdoor murals also provide distinctive artwork downtown, the first of which celebrates the economic, social and philanthropic benefits the Coca-Cola corporation brought to the city and the second honors the contributions of African American doctors to the county.
Regionally, Quincy is situated within reach of several Florida land trails. The city plans to establish new trails and scenic drives that connect to the regional trail network. Upon completion, the proposed Tanyard Creek Greenway will link to the Old Spanish Trail and provide recreational opportunities for both nearby residents and regional visitors. Another proposed greenway along Pat Thomas Parkway links Quincy to the Lake Talquin Trail, which connects to Lake Talquin State Forest.

For more information on the design concepts, please visit the Quincy page on the R2P2 website: r2p2.skeo.com/quincy



Parker offers 12 miles of coastline along St. Andrews Bay. The city plans to leverage this recreational asset by increasing waterfront access and provide paddle trail connections to regional amenities and services. A network of regional trails link Parker to many natural and recreational assets.
Regional paddling trails pass along Parker’s coastline and connect to statewide recreation opportunities. The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail is an existing sea kayaking trail that traces the coast around the state and connects Parker to a statewide recreation attraction. St. Andrew Bay Paddling Trail is a proposed trail that traces the outline of the bay and passes through Parker.

Proposed regional land trails connect Parker to inland amenities. The Great Northwest Coastal Trail Corridor is a planned regional priority trail that traces U.S. 98 from Pensacola and upon completion, will travel north of Parker, through Springfield and connect to Mexico Beach. Segments of the in-construction Gulf Coast Parkway will run parallel to the Great Northwest Coastal Trail Corridor. Panama City to Marianna Corridor is a proposed regional priority trail along State Road 75 that would connect Parker and Springfield along the coast to Marianna, Chattahoochee and Quincy further inland. West Bay Parkway Trail Corridor is a proposed regional opportunity trail that begins near Point Washington State Forest and follows West Highway 388 (Don Johnson Memorial Highway).

For more information on the design concepts, please visit the Parker page on the R2P2 website: r2p2.skeo.com/parker



Regionally, Springfield is located within reach of paddle trails and a proposed network of land trails. The National Park Service – Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program developed design concepts for several city parks and an 11-mile regional greenway for Springfield and Callaway, which connects to the proposed Great Northwest Coastal Trail. The Great Northwest Coastal Trail Corridor travels from Pensacola through Destin to Panama City and St. Marks along the Apalachee Bay. Upon completion, this trail will link to several additional regional land trails such as the Panama City to Marianna Corridor and West Bay Parkway Trail Corridor.

Citywide connections that tie into the regional trail network can connect Springfield to additional recreation opportunities both on the coast and further inland. Springfield is pursuing road, bike and pedestrian improvements and park connectivity to enhance stormwater management and links within the city and into Parker.

For more information on the design concepts, please visit the Springfield page on the R2P2 website: r2p2.skeo.com/springfield

Mexico Beach

Located 20 miles east of Panama City on Florida’s Undiscovered Gulf Coast, the small coastal community of Mexico Beach combines the natural beauty of the land and the sea. Mexico Beach is rich in natural diversity including bald eagles, osprey, herons, egrets, pelicans, five species of turtles, dolphins and rich tidepools. Proposed City-wide blue and green trails connect the famous city Pier with Canal Park, Municipal Park, Parker Park, Under the Palms Park and a series of wetland parks. Located mid-way between St. Andrew Bay and the Apalachicola River, Mexico Beach connects to surrounding land and seascapes via the Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail and the Panhandle Intra Coastal Waterway Paddling Trail with potential to connect via land trail to the Panama City to Marianna Corridor.

For more information on the design concepts, please visit the Mexico Beach page on the R2P2 website: r2p2.skeo.com/mexico-beach