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 Shamrock Park and Nature Center

3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice
Nature Center
Shamrock Park and Nature Center encompass some of the last remaining scrub habitat in the coastal area of Sarasota County. It includes a 1.2 mile paved multi-use trail that winds through the central portion of the park.
The park trail system connects to the Venetian Waterway Trail, which further connects to the 10.6 mile Legacy Trail. This network of trails offers park visitors the opportunity to walk, bike or roller blade from Shamrock Park to downtown Venice, the historic train station, Caspersen Beach, and north to Sarasota with several parks to visit along the way. 
The park supports populations of Florida scrub jay and gopher tortoise and provides opportunities for environmental programs and nature study, as well as facilities for active recreation.
The Nature Center includes two large meeting rooms that can be reserved (rented) for educational and training seminars, including business, organization, community and public meetings.
There is a large recreation pavilion that can be reserved for large group picnics.
Pets, i.e. dogs, cats, iguanas, birds, horses, and others are prohibited from Shamrock Park.
Information on Paw Parks and parks with ‘dog friendly’ trails/areas can be found at "Dogs in Parks".
Volunteer at Shamrock Park for information contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.
nature class outside of the Nature Center

 Park Information


Open seven days a week. 

  • April-October 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • November-March 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call 941-861-5000.

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  • Basketball-outdoor
  • Birding
  • Butterfly Garden demonstration
  • Indoor Rental Space
  • Picnicking
  • Tennis
  • Trailhead for The Legacy Trail
  • Trailhead for the Venetian Waterway Trail


  • Picnic shelter-reservable
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Tennis Courts-lighted
  • Trails-paved and unpaved
  • ADA Accessible

child on the playground
gophter tortiose

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