The Legacy Connection

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Trail Extension News

Still no new news from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on their plan to buy approximately 100 miles of railroad corridor from CSX. The FDOT purchase would include the section that would be The Legacy Trail extension. At present, all county negotiations with CSX are on hold until we find out what the state is going to do. Click here to read the complete statement released by the county.

Legacy Trail Run

Friends of The Legacy Trail has partnered with the Sarasota YMCA Evalyn Sadlier Jones Branch for this inaugural fundraising event Sunday February 28, 2016. It includes a 5K run, 12K run, one mile run/walk and kid’s races. The 5K/12K runs start at Potter Park in Palmer Ranch and go on The Legacy Trail. The one mile run/walk and kid’s races will be on the Potter Park Trail. Registration is on We are currently seeking sponsorships for this event. If you have a suggestion for a sponsor please let us know. For more information see the Legacy Trail Run tab on our website.

For the latest edition of the entire Legacy Trail Newsletter, click here.



Download: Maps for the Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway Park. (Pdf. file)