The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

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Second Bridge Installed on North Port Connector Trail

This video shows the installation of the bridge that will connect the new North Port Legacy Trail Connector to a new parking area at the intersection of West Price Blvd. and South Calera Street. The bridge will provide access to the southern end of the paved trail (map). Thanks again to FLT business member Brett Koppes (The Sarasota Drone Guy) for these amazing videos of the construction.


Need to Contact the Sheriff’s Office?

The Sheriff’s department recommends use of the following numbers:

  • For general information and inquires, dial: (941) 861-5800
  • To speak with a deputy and make a report over the phone between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm, dial: (941) 861-4260
  • To report a non-emergency, dial: (941) 316-1201
  • To report an emergency, dial: 9-1-1.

New Articles on Area Trail Development Plans

The following articles just published in The Sarasota News Leader provide an in-depth look at ongoing efforts to extend the county trail system beyond The Legacy Trail.  The articles are currently free to view.

Transformation of Ringling Boulevard into ‘complete street’ from Lime Avenue to Pineapple Avenue to begin next week

Image courtesy of City of Sarasota


New Sponsorship Program for Trail Amenities

Want to support the trail and be recognized with your name, or your business name, on one of the trail amenities. Sarasota County, in cooperation with Friends of The Legacy Trail, has just launched a new program that allows you to sponsor many types of trail amenities, including stop stations, shelters, benches, playgrounds, and more.  Check out this brochure for more details and sponsorship rates.


Trail Alerts

January 3 to Summer 2022 – Culverhouse Nature Park: Culverhouse Nature Park will be under construction for park improvements and have very limited parking. Please utilize a different trailhead for parking during this time. See map for alternative parking locations.

Feb. 14 to Fall 2022 Osprey Junction Trailhead – CLOSED: Osprey Junction Trailhead will be under construction for park improvements and will be closed during construction. Please utilize a different trailhead for parking during this time. See map for alternative parking locations.

SQUARE FOOT CAMPAIGN UPDATE:

Total To Date:   $117,695 from 855 Donations.

Help Us Fund Amenities on the Trail and its connectors.  Donate square feet of The Trail and know the GPS location of your square feet!
Click Here to Get Your Part of The Trail!
Current Donor List

Here are the locations of the next available square feet:
In Sarasota        In Palmer Ranch


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