The RiverWalk in Sanford, Florida - Walking Virtual Tour, Travel VLOG and Review - Waterfront on the St. John's River

  • 2 years ago
The Sanford RiverWalk, a multi-use pedestrian trail and destination for many recreational enthusiasts, is enjoyed by both residents and visitors of Sanford. The RiverWalk is a planned multi-use trail, nearly 5-miles long, located in the City of Sanford, on the southern shore of Lake Monroe. The project has received many awards, most notably the International Making Cites Livable award in 2009, for urban designed trails.

What started out in 1995 as an application for a simple sidewalk project along Lake Monroe, quickly grew in scope. The RiverWalk was initially planned in two phases; however, a third phase became apparent, due to the roadway and seawall construction and roadway jurisdictional transfer of U.S. 17/92 from the Florida Department of Transportation to the City. Additionally, the roads’ speed limit was lowered from 55 mph to 35 mph, clearing the path to start a Phase 3 roadway and trail project.