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Sarasota County Parks

Sarasota County has over 120 parks encompassing over 3,000 acres. Most facilities are open 7 days a week 365 days a year.
Recently, Sarasota has begun adding "Paw Parks" especially for dogs and their owners to enjoy. There are also a number of Florida state parks in the area. Click here for a listing of those.

Sarasota Parks Locations (Area Code 941)

17th Street Park
Paw Park just for Dogs
4570 17th Street, Sarasota
96 acres 
951-5848

35th Street Park 
(city owned, county operated)
3530 Old Bradenton Rd., east side, Sarasota
2 acres
316-1172

A.B. Smith Park 
(city owned, county operated)
241 Oak Street & Payne Pkwy., Sarasota
2 acres
316-1172

Ackerman Park
6481 Interstate Blvd., Sarasota 34240
26 acres fishing, passive recreational, picnicking
316-1172

Adult Recreation Center 
(city owned, county operated)
801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
365-4655/951-5759 cultural, educational, recreational

Al Goll Recreation Center
(city owned, county operated)
5930 Sam Shapos Dr., North Port
423-2786/316-1172 cultural, educational, recreational

Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex
(city owned, county operated)
2650 Waldemere Street, Sarasota
20 acres fishing, educational, open swim, recreational, swimming instruction
364-4655/316-1172

Avion Park 
(city owned, county operated)
436 N. Pompano Avenue, Sarasota
1 acre playground
316-1172

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Bay Island Park 
946 Siesta Drive, Sarasota
3 acres fishing
316-1172

Bee Ridge Park 
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota
10 acres educational, picnicking, playground, recreational
951-5848/316-1172

Bird Key Park 
(city owned, county operated)
200 John Ringling Causeway on Bird Key, Sarasota
3 acres canoeing, passive recreational, picnicking, windsurfing
316-1172

Blackburn Point Park
800 Blackburn Point Road, West of U.S. 41, Osprey
5 acres fishing, passive recreational, picnicking
316-1172

Boyd Park
4300 Midnight Pass Road & Higle Avenue, Siesta Key
1 acre aesthetic, passive recreational
316-1172

Butler Park
(city owned, county operated)
6205 West Price Boulevard, North Port
40 acres picnicking, recreational, youth sports
423-1986/316-1172

By-Pass Park
1101 Gulf Coast Blvd., Venice 34292
38 acres recreational 
316-1172

T. Mabry Carlton Reserve
1800 Mabry Carlton Parkway, Venice 34292
117 acres aesthetic, educational, nature study, picnicking, recreational
486-2547

Causeway Park
(city owned, county operated)
420 John Ringling Causeway, Sarasota
12 acres boating, fishing, picnicking
316-1172

Challenger Park
371 Olivia Street, South Venice
4 acres picnicking, playground, recreational 
316-1172

Christopher Wheeler Park
East end of Old Stickney Point Road, Sarasota
1 acre fishing, passive recreational
316-1172

Chuck Reiter Stadium 
(city owned, county operated)
250 Fort Street, Venice
11 acres playground, recreational 
316-1172

Cohen Park 
(city owned, county operated)
1845 34th Street, Sarasota 
3 acres passive recreation
355-3338/316-1172

Colonial Oaks Park
5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd., Sarasota
20 acres educational, fishing, picnicking, playground, recreational
361-6188/316-1172

Dallas White Park 
(city owned, county operated)
5900 Greenwood Avenue, North Port
17.8 acres educational, picnicking, playground, recreational
7423-1986

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park 
(city owned, county operated)
2523 Coconut Avenue at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Sarasota 
2 acres passive recreation, picnicking
355-3338/316-1172

Edwards Islands
Roberts Bay, Sarasota
32 acres aesthetic, boating, fishing, nature study
316-1172

Englewood Sports Complex
1300 S. River Rd., Englewood 34223
130 acres - gym, tennis courts, baseball fields, playground, recreational, weight room, and more
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
941-861-1980

Fairgrounds Park
185 South Pompano Avenue, Sarasota
40 acres picnicking, recreational
316-1172

Fruitville Park
5151 Richardson Road, Sarasota
23 acres picnicking, playground, recreational
316-1172

Fruitville Road Park
(city owned, county operated)
Northeast of Fruitville Road/Beneva, Sarasota 
5 acres Passive Nature Area
316-1172

Gillespie Park 
(city owned, county operated)
710 N. Osprey Avenue at Gillespie, Sarasota
10 acres picnicking, playground, recreational
316-1172

Glebe Park
998 Glebe Lane, Siesta Key
10 acres recreational
951-5890/316-1172

Hecksher Park 
(city owned, county operated)
450 West Venice Avenue, Venice
3 acres picnicking, playground, recreational
485-6196/316-1172

Higel Park 
(city owned, county operated)
1330 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice
1 acre boating, picnicking 
485-6196/316-1172

Highland Ridge Park
(city owned, county operated)
6225 Kenwood Drive, North Port
6 acres playground, recreational
423-1986/316-1172

Hope Park
(city owned, county operated)
8161 Lombra Avenue, North Port
1 acre picnicking, playground
423-1986/316-1172

Indian Beach 
(city owned, county operated)
South end of Bayshore Road, Sarasota 
1 acre fishing
316-1172

Indian Mound Park
210 Winson Avenue, Englewood
10 acres boating, educational, fishing, nature study, picnicking, recreational
474-3570/316-1172

Ken Thompson Park/City Island 
(city owned, county operated)
1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., State Rd. 789, Lido Key
84 acres boating, fishing, picnicking, recreational
316-1172

Kirk Park
(city owned, county operated)
8305 Trionfo Avenue, North Port
1.5 acres picnicking, playground, recreational
423-1986/316-1172

Kiwanis/Buchan Park
1390 Old Englewood Road, Englewood
29 acres picnicking, playground, recreational
474-3065/316-1172

Knight Trail Park
3445 Rustic Road, Laurel
267 acres picnicking, recreational The trap & skeet range as well as the pistol & rifle range are open to the public.
488-0893/316-1172

LaBrea Park 
(city owned, county operated)
6340 LaBrea Street, North Port
3 acres picnicking, playground, recreational
423-1986/316-1172

Laurel Park
509 Collins Street, Laurel
14 acres educational, picnicking, playground, recreational
483-5937/316-1172

Lawn Bowling 
(Civic Center) (city owned, county operated)
809 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 
364-4607/316-1172

Lemon Bay Park & Environmental Center
570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood
48 acres Lemon Bay/111 acres France Property undeveloped aesthetic, educational, nature sutdy, picnicking, recreational
474-3065/474-2092/316-1172

 

Manasota Beach
8570 Manasota Key Road, Manasota Key
14 acres beach related, boating, fishing, picnicking, recreational
316-1172

Marina Park 
Water Access 
(city owned, county operated)
7030 Chancellor Boulevard, North Port
1 acre boating, picnicking
423-1986/316-1172

McKibben Park
(city owned, county operated)
5500 Trekell Street, North Port
3.5 acres fishing, playground, recreational
423-1986/316-1172

Miss Sarasota Softball Complex
1111 Gun Club Road, Sarasota
15 acres girls' softball, picnicking, recreational
316-1172

Myakkahatchee Park
(city owned, county operated)
6968 Reisterstown Road, North Port
25 acres bird watching, canoeing, hiking, picnicking
316-1172

Neville Preserve
Little Sarasota Bay
116 acres vacant land boating, fishing, nature studies
316-1172

New Pass Fishing Piers 
(city owned, county operated)
1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota
316-1172/954-4819/346-2198

Newtown Community Center 
(city owned, county operated)
1845 34th Street, Sarasota 
10 acres educational,picnicking,recreational
Carl East 355-3338/316-1172

Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd. & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Sarasota 
10 acres cultural, educational, picnicking, playground, recreational
951-5854/355-3338/316-1172 

Nightingale Park 
675 Nightingale Road, Venice 34293
7.5 acres aesthetic undeveloped land
316-1172

North Water Tower Park 
(city owned, county operated)
4700 Rilma Avenue, Sarasota 
20 acres picnicking, playground activities, recreational
316-1172

Osprey Fishing Pier
West end of Main Street, Osprey
316-1172

Otter Key
Sarasota Bay 
30 acres boating, nature study
316-1172

Payne Park 
(city owned, county operated)
2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota 34237
6 acres tennis related
954-4884/316-1172

Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota 34231
60 acres aesthetic, cultural, fishing, picnicking
951-5759/316-1172

Phillippi Shores Park
1863 Phillippi Shores Drive, Sarasota 34231
West of U.S. 41, N. of Phillippi Creek
6 acres fishing, picnicking
316-1172

Pine Park 
(city owned, county operated) 
4556 McKibben Drive, North Port
1 acre playground, recreational
423-1986/316-1172

Pine Street Park
1300 S. River Road, Englewood
136 acres recreational
316-1172/474-3570

Pinebrook Park
(city owned, county operated)
1251 Pinebrook Road, Venice 34292
15 acres picnicking, recreational
316-1172

Pinecraft Park
1420 Gilbert Avenue, Sarasota
15 acres boating, fishing, picnicking, playground, recreational
316-1172

Pine View Tennis Courts 
(school board property) tennis courts 6/lights 
One Python Pass, Osprey 34229
316-1172

Pioneer Park
(city owned, county operated)
1121 Cocoanut Avenue, Sarasota 34229
6 acres picnicking, playground, recreational
316-1172

Plantation Park
1570 Center Road, Venice 34292
20 acres aesthetic, nature study
316-1172

Potter Park 
8587 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota 34238
37 acres educational, picnicking, playground, recreational
316-1172

Rattlesnake Island
Lyons Bay
11 acres boating, fishing
316-1172

Red Rock Park
3987 Camino Real, S. of Bay Road, Sarasota
1 acre picnicking, playground, recreational
316-1172

Riverview Tennis Courts 
(School Board property)
One Ram Way, Riverview High School, Sarasota
2 acres tennis courts 8/lights basketball courts 4 outdoor/lights 
316-1172

Service Club Park 
(city owned, county operated)
1600 Harbor Drive South, Venice
84 acre total in Brohard Beach, northern portion picnicking, playground, recreational 
316-1172

Sevilla Park 
(city owned, county operated)
1506 Central Avenue, 15th & 16th Street, Sarasota
1 acre Playground
316-1172

Shamrock Park & Nature Center 
3900 West Shamrock Drive, Venice 34293
82 acres aesthetic, educational, nature study, recreational
474-3065/316-1172

Shoreland Park
Shoreland Drive, W. of Oscar Scherer, Osprey
2 acres picnicking, recreational
316-1172

South Gate Circle
3170 South Gate Circle, Sarasota
1 acre passive recreation area 
316-1172

South Lido Park
190 Taft Drive & 2201 Ben Franklin, Lido Key
100 acres aesthetic beach related educational nature study recreational
346-3207/316-1172

Tony Saprito Fishing Pier (Causeway Park)
(city owned, county operated)
420 John Ringling Causeway, Sarasota
316-1172

Twin Lakes Park Facility
6700 Clark Road, Sarasota 34241
123 acres Professional baseball games are open to the public for no charge February to October. Also popular for youth activities such as little league baseball, soccer, and football. Adults make use of the tennis and racquetball courts. There is a lot of open space available for picnics, walking, and playing as well as lakes for those who enjoy fishing. Many special events are held on the grounds including, but not limited to: weddings, trade shows, corporate picnics, seminars, dog shows, musical events, and even a circus made its way to Twin Lakes Park.
951-5890/316-1172

Venetia Bay Park
800 Venetia Bay Boulevard - Between Venice & Nokomis
3 acres Picnicking, recreational
316-1172

Venice Community Center
(city owned, county operated)
326 South Nokomis Avenue, Venice
7 acres cultural, educational, recreational
486-2595 Fax: 486-2591

Woodmere Park 
Includes Paw Park just for Dogs 
3951 Merewood Blvd. at Alligator Creek, Venice 34293
38 acres aesthetic, educational, picnicking, recreational
316-1172

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