The Osprey Fishing Pier is a treasured piece of southern Sarasota County history. Generations of families learned about the joys of fishing from this well known landmark.
Federal, State and County oversight, rules and regulations cover everything from protecting the environment to ensuring the safety of the people using the pier.
Over the years and under the oversight of these agencies, the pier has undergone everything from minor repair to major re-construction. In May of 2012 Sarasota County engineers discovered that the majority of concrete pilings supporting the pier had deteriorated and would needed replacement.
The county obtained permits and the work completed.
The Osprey Fishing Pier reopened. The new structure has ADA fishing guardrails, composite decking and rail caps. The pier also has a double-sided bench on the terminal platform for watching the sunsets or fishing.