Donations are open at for 2019 get the project finished by the end of 2019.

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

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.

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:

We have accomplished a great deal since the project began in 2015. 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 two more boardwalksthe Causeway and the Final Link Boardwalk. In addition, construction of The Championship Bridge (aka Bridge #3) will be the final phase of the trail project.

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

Some history about the project origins and work completed to date can be found here: Our JJTrail photo/video page is here.

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 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 a planned 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