Recreation Facilities

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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.

  • Programming at the recreation centers include fitness classes, pickleball, concerts, swim teams, summer camps, craft shows, tennis leagues and family events such as Breakfast with Santa and the Egg Splash.  

Recreation Centers are located throughout Sarasota County and have rentable amenities including classrooms, conference rooms, picnic shelters, gymnasiums, open space, outdoor tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, and pools. These amenities are used for leagues, weddings, meetings, instructional classes, team practices.There are specialty facilities such as:

  • Pistol and Rifle Range at Knight Trail Park.
  • Har-Tru tennis courts at Payne Park Tennis Center.
  • Historic facilities like Phillippi Estate Park.
  • Nature center at Lemon Bay Park and Shamrock Park.