The Referendum Passes!!
Thank You to the voters of Sarasota County for allowing the extension of The Legacy Trail to proceed.
SQUARE FOOT CAMPAIGN UPDATE:
Total To Date: $58,627 from 540 Donations.
Help Fund the Trail Extension. Click Here to
Get Your Square Feet!
Sunset Behind Dona Bay Bridge
Photo: Megan Donoghue
(click to enlarge)
But the phone said no rain.
Thank goodness for the shelters!
County Parks Dept. coordinated an effort between FLT,
City of Venice, and VABI to donate and install new Emergency Location
Markers on The Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway Park.
Build It and They Will Come
A Video About The Legacy Trail Extension
by Joel Calabrese
FLT Board Members Celebrate Purchase of Next Trail Segment
With New Sign at North End of Trail
Placing the beams on the new Laurel Road Bridge
Photo: James Sweiderk
New Gator Family Near Osprey Junction Trailhead
Updates from the Trail
by Megan Eidel
Everyone is asking about the two construction projects along the trail. I think we are in the home stretch! The Laurel Pedestrian Overpass should be open to users by the end of November. The Bay Street Extension is also scheduled to wrap up sometime in November. Read more …
New Sidewalk Coming to Bay Street
by Todd Logan
The popular Osprey Junction Trailhead will soon reopen with the completion of the Bay Street extension to Honore Ave. Palmer Ranch residents will have a new way to reach the trail, complete with bike lanes and multi-use pathway. One downside, however, is the lack of bike and pedestrian infrastructure on existing Bay Street between the Legacy Trail and U.S. 41. This sleepy narrow street is about to get busy! A group of Osprey residents, alarmed by impending safety issues from increased Bay Street traffic, decided to do something about it. More …
The TriMonsters Youth Triathlon team recently stopped at our Info Table on The Trail. Kids were awesome.
You Can Donate Square Feet of the Extension
And Know the GPS Location of Your Square Feet!
You will receive a personalized certificate with the GPS location of your feet. Click on the button below for more details and to donate. (Donor List)
Your donations “demonstrate broad and persistent community support” which is a criterion that makes the Legacy Trail competitive for SUN Trail and other government and foundation funds to support the extension effort.
Total To Date: $58,627 from 540 Donations.
Laurel Road Pedestrian Overpass Detour
See map below:
Heading northbound on The Legacy Trail, you will hang a left at the Laurel Park access, follow the asphalt trail to Collins Rd. where you will take a right. Then take a right at Forest Rd., a right at Laurel Rd. and use the temporary crosswalk signal to cross Laurel. You’ll get on the new paved pedestrian path to the west of the trail on the north end to continue onto The Legacy Trail. Same route heading southbound.
If you’re northbound, and wanting to head East on Laurel, you will pass the Laurel Park turn, head straight to the temporary asphalt trail and take a right. As always, be safe and use caution!
FLT volunteers give many presentations throughout the year to schools, homeowner associations, churches, businesses, clubs and others who would like to know more about The Legacy Trail. Our lively presentation typically covers trail amenities, history, and the latest news on efforts to extend the trail to Payne Park in downtown Sarasota. The presentation can also be tailored to the unique interest and time available. We arrive “fully equipped” at your location with laptop and projector, or we can load our presentation on your A/V equipment.
We are enthusiastic supporters of The Legacy Trail, and want to share our passion for this multi-use, non-motorized trail. Help us build the broad community support for the next critical decision point – finding and committing the money necessary to acquire and build the trail extension.
Contact us to schedule a free presentation to your group.
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