Donate

Thank you to our donors!

The John Jay Community Trail project has been solely supported by donations and all trail work and building has been done by volunteers.

It has been a multi-year community effort unparalleled in Lewisboro. We have linked the K-L School District, the Town of Lewisboro, the NY State DEC, students, athletes, the booster club, local businesses, community leaders, and community members.

We are nearing the end of the building phase — but we still need your help with the final projects!

Donations are open at http://runsignup.com/jjtrail/donate for 2019 get the project finished by the winter of 2019-20.

Please visit our donor acknowledgment page to see our supporters.

As of September 1, 2019, we estimate a need for approximately $4,000 in additional donations to finish the project.

Donations go to a special designated account of the John Jay Boosters Club dedicated to the Cross Country Team and all funds raised through your donations are dedicated to creating and improving the John Jay Community Trail.

The John Jay Boosters Club is a 501(c)3 organization and is fully tax deductible.

If you would rather write a donation check and mail it in, download our brochure here and send your check — made out to “John Jay Boosters Club” with “JJ Trail Donation” in the memo field — along with your form to JJ Boosters Club, PO Box 586, Cross River, NY 10518. Brochure/Form is here.

If you do send your donation in via check and US Mail, please let us know to be on the lookout for it. That way we can properly account for it and write you a letter acknowledging your donation.

Volunteers

We are also seeking Trail Building Volunteers to join our active and dedicated group.

We meet on both weekdays (morning til 1pm typically, weather permitting) and weekends based on availability. Sign up here: https://runsignup.com/jjtrail/Volunteer

We have accomplished a great deal since the project began in 2015 (see history). Bridge and boardwalk construction began in 2017 and has progressed throughout the building seasons.

Check the project diary here with photos and video clips outlining each step in the project.

The remaining parts of the project includes constructing one more boardwalk – the Final Link Boardwalk and construction of The Championship Bridge (aka Bridge #3) which is currently underway in earnest.

Thank you for contributions to date! We continue to build as donations are made and allow.

Some history about the project origins and work completed to date can be found here: jjtrail.org/history.

Our JJTrail photo/video page is here. In addition, thousands of photos & many many videos are at our archive page and on our Instagram page.

Community and student volunteers have done all of the labor on the project so the only cost has been materials and hardware.

Let us know at our contact page here or via email at jjtrailrace@gmail.com if you are interested in helping out with construction or any other aspect of the project.

There are entrances at the school campus with trailheads at the pit field, at the middle school field, and an entrance/exit at the south end of the JJ contest field (aka the “Final Link”).

In addition to the trail entrances from the schools there are also access points from Orchard Square Shopping Center, Michelle Estates, and The Meadows (Meadows access is for residents and guests only, no public parking please).

The trail is open to the community and is becoming a well-used amenity for residents and visitors.

JJTrail Map detail showing locations of the bridge, causeway, and boardwalk structures.
Full John Jay Community Trail Map