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 Recreation Opportunities on the Water!

 You can boat, swim, paddleboard, fish, water ski, wakeboard, tube, kiteboard or paddle your way around the waterways of Sarasota County. So, enjoy yourself in the water or on the water!
Discover Sarasota’s natural beauty, its unique wildlife and habitat that beckons to residents and visitors alike as you explore the beautiful waterways of this county, as depicted in the Paddle Sarasota, a guide to Sarasota's kayak and canoe trails.




 Sarasota’s Kayak and Canoe Trails




 Public Pools

Educational Pool (Arlington)
Olympic Pool (Arlington)

Arlington Park and Aquatic Center offers two pools open to the public weekdays and Saturdays. See links for hours and location.


 Boat Ramps for Motorized Vessels


 Boat Launches for Non Motorized Vessels

Blackburn Point Park
Blind Pass Beach Park, Bayside
Carlton Reserve
Caspersen Beach Park, Bayside
Centennial Park
Christopher Wheeler Park
Curry Creek Preseserve (West entrance - Albee Farm Road)
Deer Prairie Creek Preserve (south entrance - S. Tamiami Trail)
Indian Mound Park
Ken Thompson Park
Lakeview Park
Legacy Park
Lemon Bay Park
Manasota Beach Park, Bayside
Nathan Benderson Park
Nokomis Beach Park, Bayside
Nokomis Community Park
Nokomis Riverview Park
North Jetty Park
Osprey Fishing Pier
Phillippi Estate Park
Pinecraft Park
Shoreland Park
Snook Haven Park
South Lido Beach (Ted Sperling Park at South Lido)
Turtle Beach Park
Vamo Drive Park
Venice Myakka River Park
Wharf Road Park

 Additional Information


Call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email


 Paddle Boarding


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