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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. There is a 1.2 mile paved multi-use trail that winds through the park and connects to the Venetian Waterway Trail, which connects to the 10.6 mile Legacy Trail
This network of trails offers you 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 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.
Cats, iguanas, birds, horses, and others are prohibited from Shamrock Park.
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 year round as follows: 

  • 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 the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 or email

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


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

child on the playground

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