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 Sports and Ecotourism Sector


​You’ll find amazing opportunities for sports and recreation here in Sarasota County. Our great year-round weather provides for outstanding opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. We have many amenities in our community. We have many attractions and a wide variety of accommodations in Sarasota County.
Some of our best sporting and recreational venues are within Sarasota County Parks. Most notable are: 

  • Siesta Beach with its powdery white sand,
  • The Legacy Trail providing miles of paved trails and
  • the exotic mangrove tunnels located at Ted Sperling Park,
  • South Lido Beach, popular for Kayaking and paddling.
If you like rowing, you'll want to keep your eyes on Nathan Benderson Park, now a world class rowing and paddle sport facility.
If you are a baseball fan you can enjoy seeing the Orioles play at Ed Smith Stadium. No matter which sport you love, we are the place for you!
Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with our partners at the Sarasota County Sports Commission, is here to support your event and offer superior customer service.
For information on the services we can provide, please contact Shelia Roberson, Interim Athletics and Sports Development Manager, at or Rob Wells, Director of Sports, with Visit Sarasota County at 941-955-0991 ext. 105 or 

 Ed Smith Stadium

 Offshore Speed Boat Racing

Sarasota Half Marathon 

Nathan Benderson Park



Sarasota County, Florida
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or 1-800-955-8771
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