Sarasota Area Parks

City Parks

17th St. Park and Paw Park
4570-4730 17th St
Sarasota, FL 34235
A Paw Park for your best friend, and the rest of the park offers organized softball and soccer leagues throughout the year for a variety of ages.

Ackerman Park
6481 Interstate Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34240
26 acres, playgrounds, fishing, recreation and picnicking

Arlington Park and Aquatic Center
2650 Waldemere St
Sarasota, FL 34239
Arlington Park was first established in 1979 with the development of the playground, named “Magic Park.” Later that year the gymnasium and locker rooms opened with the pools opening in 1981.

Babe Ruth Park
612 S. Pompano Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
This 40-acre specialized park has four baseball fields, a concession stand, a multi-purpose field, a passive play area, picnic facilities, restrooms and parking.

Bee Ridge Park
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
Bee Ridge Park is a 10 acre park centrally located in Sarasota County just south of Bee Ridge Road. Current programming includes coed adult softball, Kung Fu, dance, bluegrass concerts, and other activities.

Boyd Park
4300 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota, FL 34242
This park is a walk-up park with no parking. A passive park ideal for a short walk, reading, picnicking or just relaxing under the shady trees.

Centennial Park
1059 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236
This park offers three double-lane boat ramps with a roundabout lane for trailer turnaround. Leashed dogs are allowed. There is a small section of sandy beach that provides a great canoe/kayak launch point.

Christopher Wheeler Park
1300 Old Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL 34242
This little park allows canoe and kayak access to Roberts Bay. There are benches, but no restrooms or picnic tables.

Colonial Oaks Park
5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34232
A great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful area. Large grassy fields adjacent to the picnic shelters accompany the oak trees that shade the playground area, inviting patrons to enjoy picnics, sports and games with family and friends.

Culverhouse Nature Park
7301 McIntosh Road
Sarasota, FL 34238
This 82-acre park is located in the residential community of Palmer Ranch. This peaceful nature park provides recreational opportunities such as access to the Legacy Trail, a community garden, and picnic areas.

Edwards Islands
Roberts Bay
Sarasota, FL 34242
This pair of islands is a popular destination for local boaters looking for a quiet picnic spot. Abundant shade and space provide a peaceful refuge for park visitors.

Fruitville Park
5151 Richardson Road
Sarasota, FL 34232
This 23-acre neighborhood park features numerous athletic and outdoor recreational opportunities such as soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, a fitness trail and a playground.

Glebe Park
1000 Glebe Lane
Sarasota, FL 34242
Glebe Park is a great neighborhood park offering picnicking, soccer, baseball, basketball, a playground and even a trail. The park was acquired by Sarasota County in 1984 as a result of land swap with the School Board.

Hart's Landing - Tony Saprito Pier
420 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, FL 34236
The park offers a view of the Sarasota skyline and has a concession and bait shop.

Hart's Landing - Tony Saprito Pier
420 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, FL 34236
The park offers a view of the Sarasota skyline and has a concession and bait shop.

Hopewell Memorial Park
6730 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area, where some of Sarasota's earliest families share the ground with paupers and indigents.

Ken Thompson Park
1700 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Ken Thompson Park is a waterfront park providing many recreational opportunities, including boardwalks through mangroves and tidal marsh restoration areas. Boat access is by a concrete boat ramp with six lanes and four docks.

Lakeview Park and Paw Park
7150 Lago St
Sarasota, FL 34241
The park features a playground, picnic area, canoe/kayak access to the lake and a paw park. The Lakeview Paw Park is set aside for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners.

Lime Lake Park
2020 N. Lime Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
Exercise by walking the wide concrete trail that circles the lake, fish at the pier, or enjoy time with family and friends at one of the two gazebos.

Locklear Park
821 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Locklear Park is shaded with oak trees and surrounded by two lakes. The park is within walking distance of Phillippi Creek Levee Trail and Pinecraft Park, two great parks for birding and leisurely walks.

Longwood Park
6050 Longwood Run Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34243
Longwood Park is a hidden gem located just south of University Pkwy. Current ongoing programming includes infant activities, drama classes, clogging, music classes, basketball, pickleball, and Tai Chi classes.

Miss Sarasota Softball Complex
4730 17th St
Sarasota, FL 34235
Miss Sarasota Softball, a girls' softball organization, has its headquarters here.

Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Park Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235
Nathan Benderson Park is a unique recreational venue which provides the public access to several lakes for non-motorized boating, fishing, bird-watching and related activities.

Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34234
Current ongoing activities include, sewing class, crochet class, aerobics, swing dance, and family fun nights.

Nora Patterson Bay Island Park
946 Siesta Drive
Sarasota, FL 34242
Nora Patterson Bay Island Park is a small park regularly used for recreational fishing, scenic viewing and as a temporary landing for loading and off-loading for recreational boaters.

Otter Key
Sarasota Bay
Sarasota, FL
This mangrove island is popular for viewing birds from the water. Fishermen enjoy casting their lines offshore at Otter Key.

Payne Park Tennis Center
2050 Adams Lane
Sarasota, FL 34237
This state of the art public facility operates within the city of Sarasota to provide the community with a well maintained, well staffed, and affordable Har-Tru tennis complex.

Phillippi Creek Levee Trail
1027 Greer Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
This park is located along the northern banks of Phillippi Creek. The park lies just north of Bahia Vista Street and indirectly connects to Pinecraft Park in the Pinecraft Village of the Sarasota Amish Community.

Phillippi Estate Park
5500 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231
A scenic, 60-acre natural area park south of downtown Sarasota. The park features environmental and historic attractions including the historic Edson Keith Mansion listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Phillippi Shores Park
1863 Phillippi Shores Dr
Sarasota, FL 34231
Birding. Fishing. Picnicking and Playground

Pinecraft Park
1420 Gilbert Ave
Sarasota, FL 34239
Pinecraft Park is a community park, offering a variety of recreational opportunities, as well as a beautiful view of the Phillippi Creek. A shallow-draft boat ramp provides access to the bay and Gulf via Phillippi Creek.

Potter Park
8587 Potter Park Drive
Sarasota, FL 34238
The Potter Park gazebo and grounds are perfect for family reunions, birthday parties, corporate outings or organized events.

Red Rock Park
3987 Camino Real
Sarasota, FL 34231
A 1-acre neighborhood park , features a playground for children ages 6-12 years old, a “tot lot” for children ages 2-5, a covered picnic area and a large multi-purpose field to play a pick-up game of baseball or soccer.

Rothenbach Park
8650 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
Rothenbach Park is a community park with about five miles of paved recreational trails that are perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling.

Rothenbach Park
8650 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
Rothenbach Park is a community park with about five miles of paved recreational trails that are perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling.

Stoneybrook Nature Trail
Central Sarasota Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34238
This 5-acre park consists of a paved trail, boardwalk and observation deck. The park is suitable for walking, running, bicycling, birding and other nature-based studies.

Twin Lakes Park
6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
A 123-acre park, Twin Lakes Park serves as a training base for minor and major league baseball. Professional baseball games are open to the public at no charge from February to October.

Urfer Family Park
4000 Honore Ave
Sarasota, FL 34233
The park offers playgrounds for toddlers through teens; a fitness trail; a 1-mile nature trail, winding through pine flatwoods. A boardwalk also overlooks wetland areas.

Urfer Family Park
4000 Honore Ave
Sarasota, FL 34232
The park offers playgrounds for toddlers through teens; a fitness trail; and a 1-mile nature trail, winding through pine flatwoods, and adjacent to herbaceous and forested wetlands. A boardwalk also overlooks wetland areas.

Vamo Drive Park
1690 Vamo Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231
This small park is situated on Little Sarasota Bay. There are no restrooms and parking is limited.

Wharf Road Park
1601 Wharf Road
Sarasota, FL 34231
This neighborhood park is located on Little Sarasota Bay. A small dock allows short-term mooring for boaters looking for a shady picnic spot. There are no restrooms and parking is limited.

Youth Athletic Complex
2810 17th St
Sarasota, FL 34234
This 40-acre park provides opportunities for sports such as baseball, football, tennis and BMX/Strider bike racing. The park also serves the neighborhood with it's playground and picnicking opportunities.

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