Friends of Lawrence Area Trails is a nonprofit group devoted to developing, promoting and maintaining a robust and vibrant trails system in Douglas County and northeast Kansas.

Our primary roles are to raise funds for trail construction, build a community of trails supporters, and advocate for city, county and state investment in trails.

What We Want to Achieve

We envision a time when Lawrence area residents and visitors of all ages and abilities have convenient access to a trail system that delivers healthy people, economic growth and a green future.

Our immediate goal is to work toward completion and greater use of the Lawrence Loop, the 22 mile paved trail that will eventually circle the city.

Our Long-Term Goal

Looking ahead, we will work toward expanding the Lawrence area trail network and promoting Lawrence as a northeast Kansas trail hub.

How We Intend to Get it Done

FLAT will work collaboratively with existing groups that build and maintain trails and organizations that host events on trails.

We intend to establish ourselves as a 501c3 by the close of 2018. Meanwhile, the Douglas County Community Foundation is accepting tax-deductible donations to the Friends of Lawrence Area Trails Fund.