The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

Segments 2 and 3 of the North Extension Are Now Open!!

Official opening of Segments 1 and 2. From left to right: Nicole Rissler, Commissioner Michael Moran, County Commission Chair Alan Maio, Commissioner Christian Ziegler, Commissioner Ron Cutsinger and County Administrator Jonathan Lewis.Photo: From Sarasota County video.

With the opening of Segment 2, we now have a continuous 19.6-mile trail extending from Shamrock Park in the south to Bahia Vista Street in the north. The southern portion includes 3.9 miles of the mainland side of the Venetian Waterway Park. See map for the full picture.

The last segment of the extension, shown in green above, is now expected to open in late January. This section will extend the trail another 2.8 miles to Payne Park and Fruitville Road.

And Even More Construction Progress

Check out these latest amazing video from Brett Koppes ( “The Sarasota Drone Guy”). These show the work to put together the playground equipment at the Ashton Trailhead, work to build the bridge over a stream about 150′ west of Beneva Rd, and the work completed on the Phillipi Creek Bridge. The bridge over Phillipi Creek is just north of Bahia Vista Street.

The Friends of The Legacy Trail
T-Shirt Design Contest

Be a part of the Legacy

Deadline November 5th

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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.

Legacy Trail Alerts

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:   $98,263 from 769 Donations.

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Location of next square feet:  In Palmer Ranch

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