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 ​Blackburn Point Park


800 Blackburn Point Road, Osprey, FL

Blackburn Point Park is an existing 4-acre water access park. A portion of the existing park is located just east of the historic swing bridge on the south side of Blackburn Point Road. This area has historically been known as "Fisherman's Island." Additional park areas are located on the west side of the historic bridge on the north side of Blackburn Point Road. 

Existing recreational opportunities include non-motorized boating, fishing and picnicking. 


 Park Expansion

In January 2006, Sarasota County purchased approximately 11-acres to add to the existing park. The county was awarded a Florida Communities Trust (FCT) grant toward the purchase of this additional parkland.

Parks and Recreation has worked collaboratively with various stakehoBlackburn Point Park 218 10-8-09.JPGlders in the development of the park concept plan. The Sarasota County Commission reviewed, provided additional suggestions and approved the concept plan in June 2008.
Since this time, Public Works has led the design, engineering and permitting for the enhancement of the park.
Additional park amenities will include:
  • 2-lane motorized boat ramp,
  • restrooms,
  • parking,
  • nature trails,
  • sidewalks,
  • fishing pier,
  • picnic areas, playground and
  • environmental mitigation and enhancements.

 Blackburn Point Park Improvements


Construction of the additional park amenities is expected to begin in the late Spring of 2014 and will be completed in phases as funding allows.

Below are .pdf documents of the park aerial plan, construction plans and concept plan for the west node portion of the park. 


 Park Information


Open year round from 6 a.m. to midnight.

From I-75 take Exit 200 (S.R. 681); to U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail north (toward Osprey), stay on U.S. 41 north for about two miles; make a left at Blackburn Point Road; travel about .75 miles and park amenities will be on the north and south side of the road just before and after the historic swing bridge. 

Google Map to Blackburn Point Park



  • Boat Ramp
  • Docks
  • Covered Picnic Tables
  • Grills
  • Benches
  • Fishing areas
  • Portable Restroom

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 Want to know more?

For questions or additional information regarding Blackburn Point Park, call the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or email

Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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