Completed NECRA Projects


Lincoln Trail Project

Completed 2014

The vision of the Lincoln Trail Project was to provide a safe bicycle and pedestrian pathway along Lincoln Avenue and connect the Middle School, Lincoln Avenue Parks Complex, Grandview Street Business District, and other destinations near Lincoln Avenue. The project extends along the south side of Lincoln Avenue from Tremain Street to Unser Street, a distance of approximately 3/4 mile.

The project was funded by an FDOT Enhancement Grant and was completed in 2014.

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Ruthie Watson Park – 1295 North Grandview Street

Completed February 2012

Named after a community leader, Ruthie Watson Park is an open, passive space located at the southwest corner of Grandview Street and Lincoln Avenue. The park provides a centrally located community park and serves as a portion of the proposed Lincoln Avenue Trail, built in 2014.

The park acts as a gathering place to play checkers or take a stroll along the paved walkway which will feature pedestals honoring civic, religious, and other citizens who played a key role in the history of the neighborhood. The park also includes a bus shelter for Lake Xpress patrons, a drinking fountain, and restrooms.

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Frank Brown Sports Complex - 1245 Pine Avenue

Completed April 2008

Frank Brown Sports Complex, named after a community coach and resident, offers:
  • Ample parking
  • One large concession stand with restrooms
  • One large pavilion
  • One large playground
  • One soccer / football field
  • Three basketball courts
  • Two softball / baseball fields 

 This facility is also used for community events.