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 Ken Thompson Park


1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Lido Key, Sarasota 

Ken Thompson Park is a waterfront park providing many recreational opportunities, including boardwalks through mangroves and tidal marsh restoration areas.

Boat access is by a concrete boat ramp with six lanes and four docks.

This 92-acres park is owned by the city of Sarasota and operated by Sarasota County Parks and Recreation.


  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Trails

 Park Information


Park is open year round from
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Additional information
contact 941-861-5000

Directions, from I-75, take Exit 210, FL-280/Fruitville Road, continue to follow W. on Fruitville, turn left onto N. Tamiami Trail, turn right onto N. Gulfstream Ave., continue across John Ringling Causeway, continue onto John Ringling Blvd, at the traffic circle turn right onto Boulevard of the Presidents/John Ringling Parkway, slight right toward Ken Thompson Parkway, continue straight onto Ken Thompson Parkway, site will be on the right.

Google Map to Ken Thompson Park



  • Bait shop
  • Boardwalk
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe/kayak launch
  • Fishing pier
  • Parking
  • Picnic shelters
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Trails
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Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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