The Legacy Trail, which opened in 2008, provides a safe, recreational trail for walking, bicycling and running. Work is underway to extend the trail and enhance connectivity from the City of North Port through Venice to downtown Sarasota.


Sarasota County is still busy working on the design, engineering and permitting efforts for the Legacy Trail Extension Project. If all permits required for the project are issued on schedule, construction is expected to start this summer.

County staff along with Kimley-Horn and Associates and Jon F. Swift Construction have continued their efforts to design and build the Legacy Trail Extension and the North Port Connector.

The recommended construction order of the Legacy Trail Extension, which is based on how quickly each segment can be brought through design and permitting, is as follows:

  • Segment 1 will extend from Proctor Road to Bahia Vista Street with a trailhead at Webber Street.
  • Segment 2 will extend from the current northern terminus of the trail at Culverhouse Nature Park to Proctor Road with a trailhead at Ashton Road.
  • Segment 3 will go from Bahia Vista Street to Ringling Boulevard with a trailhead at Pompano Avenue.

It is anticipated that all segments may be under construction concurrently.

Ninety percent design plans for Trail Segment 1 were received in April. Trail Segment 2 60 percent plans were received in March and Trail Segment 3 60 percent plans were received in April. The North Port Connector 30 percent plans were received in March.

(as of May 15, 2020)

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