The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One (our district) is developing an Active Transportation Master Plan (ATP). The Plan will support the development of a robust multimodal transportation framework that will contribute to economic development and improve multimodal transportation access, mobility, and safety.

They would like your help understanding why people walk and bike, what barriers exist for walking and biking, and the improvements needed to make roadways better for walking and biking. Please take this survey to share your thoughts: . Your input is important & greatly appreciated.

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

June 21-25 (Dates are tentative and subject to change) – The Legacy Trail: Sarasota County staff will be conducting side arm mowing along the entire length of The Legacy Trail. Majority of the trail will remain open, but the area where work is being performed will be blocked off. These dates are tentative and subject to change. Stay tuned for specific dates and locations of closures.

Through June – Venetian Waterway Park: Venetian Waterway Park under the Venice Avenue bridge will have sporadic night closures due to cleaning and coating of the bridge approach structures. Note: the Venetian Waterway Park is not open after sunset. Please use extreme caution while traveling through the project area, and stay alert for changing roadway conditions.

If you have any questions, please email or call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.


Total To Date:   $94,423 from 752 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