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 Celery Fields

6799 Palmer Blvd., Sarasota
celery fields trail 
The location of the site and the large number of diverse bird species make the Celery Fields an ideal location for wildlife watching and passive recreational use. The Celery Fields is on the Great Florida Birding Trail and is a popular destination for Sarasota Audubon field trips and outings.
The more than 300 acres is also Sarasota County’s primary storm water collection zone, allowing it to serve a dual purpose of public safety and recreation.
Wetlands restoration of 100 acres is now complete at the Celery Fields. More than 20,000 aquatic plants and trees have been planted, and two boardwalks have been installed. This project will add additional walking and biking trails, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing for the entire community.
Sandhill Crane and chicks


  • Trails
  • Observation mound
  • 3 Gazebos
  • 2 Boardwalks
  • 5 Ponds/lakes
  • Partial ADA Accessible


  • Birding
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Fitness

 Celery Fields Construction Notice

Construction of the Celery Fields restroom facility began in November 2013. The current parking area is also closed.
  • It is estimated that the construction project will be completed in the spring of 2014. 
  • Temporary parking is available on Center Road at the east gate.

 Park information

Open 365 days a year, 6 a.m. to midnight. Parking is closed from midnight to 6 a.m. 


  • From I-75 take Exit 210, Fruitville Road east.
  • Make right at Coburn Road light and follow road as it curves past the Fruitville Library.
  • The Celery Fields will be on your left; Ackerman Lake will be on your right.
  • To get to the gazebo, proceed about one mile south from Ackerman Lake and make a left onto Palmer Boulevard.
  • After about one mile, make a left into the small parking lot near the gazebo.

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