The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

Segment 2 of the North Extension Opening October 7!!

Sarasota County will hold an opening celebration of Segments 1 and 2 of The Legacy Trail northern extension at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. The event, which is open to the public, will take place on The Legacy Trail, north side of the Proctor Road intersection. Parking is available at 4826 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. With the remaining portion of Segment 2 opening after the event, trail users will be able to use the extension from Culverhouse Nature Park to Bahia Vista Street.

Since Friends of The Legacy Trail first proposed extending The Trail into downtown Sarasota in 2013, it has been a long, hard, campaign with many ups and downs along the way.  The opening of these segments represents a very significant milestone for our community and all who have supported and worked for the Extension.

Here are a few scenes showing how we got here:

FLT Proposes Trail Extension to County Commissioners
Photo from Sarasoto News Leader Oct. 11, 2013
Hundreds of Information Tables
Meetings with County Commissioners
New Sign and Board Members

FLT Board Members Celebrate Purchase of
First 2-Mile Rail Segment

FLT Speakers Bureau Gave Many Presentations
to Local Organizations
Campaigning Everywhere
Two of Our Biggest Supporters
Thank You Sarasota County
Election Day
We Won!!
Celebrating Purchase of Rail Corridor
Groundbreaking for the North Extension
Trail Clearing Begins
Segment 2 Clearing
Plaque at South Creek Rest Stop
Progress! Trail clearing proceeding on
Segment 2 of the extension.
Construction Begins
Paving Begins on Segment 1
New kiosk, palm trees, and pavement
at Wilkinson Ave. Intersection
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The Friends of The Legacy Trail
T-Shirt Design Contest

Be a part of the Legacy

September 27th – October 22nd

Click here for more information.

In addition to cash prizes for the top three entries, the winner will have their design on FLT t-shirts sold throughout the area and featured in our newsletter, on our website, and on our social media.

Tour the Entire Legacy Trail
Extension by Drone

Thanks again to Brett Koppes, “The Sarasota Drone Guy”, for doing a beautiful job providing an aerial update of progress along the entire length of the extension. The entire trail extension is shown in the four videos below. Enjoy the tour!

Legacy Trail Alerts

Starting August 13 – The Legacy Trail: Weather depending, contractors will begin pavement striping along the entire length of The Legacy Trail. They will be working in sections, and will partially close the trail so users can still pass. Please go slow and use caution.
Ongoing – The Legacy Trail northern extension: Contractors will be watering along the Legacy Trail northern extension from Culverhouse Nature Park to Bahia Vista St. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for several months.
If you have any questions, please email or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.


Total To Date:   $98,163 from 767 Donations.

Help Us Fund Amenities on the Trail Extension.  Donate square feet of The Trail and know the GPS location of your square feet!
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Current Donor List

Here is the approximate location of the next available square foot.

Friends of The Legacy Trail