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Athletic Facilities

Explore a map of our Athletic Facilities in Sarasota County. Find a park near you and plan a trip to one of our lovely parks and enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine.


Boat and Kayak Launches

Sarasota County offers many different water access locations including, 13 motorized boat launches and 29 non-motorized (kayak/canoe/paddleboard) launches.


Dog Parks

A paw park is a park for dogs. It is a facility set aside for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment under the supervision of their owners.


Nathan Benderson Park

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.


Natural Areas

Sarasota County offers many convenient places to embark on an outdoor adventure with your family and friends. Regardless of your comfort or knowledge of nature, there is a place for you to safely explore and learn, 365 days a year.


Recreation Facilities

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources operates and maintains 13 recreation centers that span the County from University Parkway to River Road while offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities. 


The Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail is a trail system connecting communities across Sarasota County and stretching into neighboring Charlotte County.


Turtle Beach Campground

Turtle Beach Campground is the premier beachfront campground on Siesta Key. From sunrise to sunset, there is nothing like camping on the Gulf of Mexico.


Venice Community Center

The Venice Community Center (VCC) is a beautiful 45,000 sq. ft. regional facility that serves the needs of residents and visitors in Sarasota County as well as counties to the north and south.