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 the school district. In fact there is a rich decades-long history of the Community Trail that is documented here. If you have additional information, please let us know.
This effort has linked the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, the Town of Lewisboro, the NY State DEC, the Army Corps of Engineers, KLSD students, KLSD athletes, the John Jay Boosters Club, many 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 to get the project finished by the spring of 2022.
Please visit our donor acknowledgment page to see our supporters.
As of February 22, 2022, we are halfway to our $5,000 goal for the Final Link Fundraiser to get to the end of the trail and the final link finished. (Check here for current fundraising campaign status and progress bar.)
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 tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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.
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.
Another great way to track our progress is via our instagram.com/jjtrail feed.
The remaining parts of the project includes constructing one more boardwalk – the Final Link Boardwalk and completion of The Championship Bridge (aka Bridge #3) — which is in great shape but needs some finishing touches.
Thank you for your 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, key tools, and hardware.
Let us know at our contact page here or via email at email@example.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.