The Legacy Trail
Sarasota County, Florida

FLT Donates $250,000 to County for Legacy Trail Improvements

Pictured from left to right: Nichole Rissler, Head of Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources, Louis Kosiba, President of FLT, and FLT Board Members Janine Jacobs, Michelle Stanley, Rita Miotti, Carla Martin, and Steve Martin.

Friends of The Legacy Trail presented a check for $250,000 to the county at tthe 1/25/22 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Of this amount, $200,000 is from regular donations to FLT, including $100,000 from the Square Foot Campaign.  This money will be used as part of a matching fund for a grant application to build parallel walking paths on sections of the trail. An additional $50,000 was a donation from Dr. Herbert Silverstein to fund a rest stop shelter on the trail extension. Thank you, Dr. Silverstein! And a big Thank You to all of our donors who have helped to make projects like this possible!

Join Jon and Megan for a View of the New Phillippi Creek Bridge and a Trail Update

Welcome Leanne!

Welcome to Sarasota County’s new Trail Coordinator — Leanne Hinson. She is working to make the Trail even more beautiful! Please say “Hi” when you see her on the Trail. Welcome back to Florida, Leanne!

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

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 March 2022. This section will extend the trail another 2.8 miles to Payne Park and Fruitville Road.

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.


Total To Date:   $108,415 from 814 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!
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Here are the locations of the next available square feet:
In Sarasota        In Palmer Ranch

Friends of The Legacy Trail