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 Lemon Bay Park and Environmental Center

570 Bay Park Blvd., Englewood
Nature Center

boy with starfishLemon Bay Park is a 210-acre nature-based park located in Englewood with 1.7 miles of shoreline on the beautiful Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve.

Enjoy a part of natural Florida and learn about the environment in a great place to meet and socialize.

Natural habitats of the park include a black mangrove forest, a mangrove fringe along the shoreline, and pine and scrubby flatwoods.

Within the park are nature trails with interpretive signage, a butterfly garden, a canoe/kayak launch, and a beautiful building with a large veranda.

Educational classes, guided nature and bird walks and a variety of other nature-based programs are offered throughout the year.

Enjoy the serenity of Lemon Bay, whether it is in the morning to enjoy the sweet songs of the early birds, or late evening to observe the glorious sunsets over Manasota Key.


 Volunteer Opportunities


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Lemon Bay Park, please visit Volunteer Sarasota at

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 Lemon Bay Public Meeting Notes

​On March 16, 2017, an advertised public meeting was held regarding the dog-friendly designation of Lemon Bay Park.
94 members of the public were in attendance. Over the next six months, staff will continue monitoring, research, getting public input and comments as well as collecting documentation (gopher tortoise, bald eagle, habitat and patron monitoring).

 Park Information

Open year round. Parking open from 6 a.m. to midnight.
For additional information call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email

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  • Butterfly garden
  • Indoor rental space
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Restrooms
  • Trails-paved
  • ADA Accessible




  • Butterfly garden
  • Birding
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Nature Center
  • Picnicking

butterfly trail

kayak launch

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Sarasota County, Florida
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or 1-800-955-8771
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