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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-acre park is owned by the city of Sarasota and operated by Sarasota County Parks and Recreation.



 Park Information


Open year round from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information call the
Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email

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  • Bait shop
  • Boardwalks
  • Boat ramp
  • Canoe/kayak launch
  • Fishing pier
  • Parking
  • Picnic shelters
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Trails
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Jogging/walking path
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing (shallow draft)


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