Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy

5851 Nathan Benderson Cir
Sarasota, FL 34235
600 acres of unlimited potential! - NBP's 600 acres — 400 of which is water surface — is a great place for fishing, running, bicycling, walking, jogging, rollerblading, relaxation, picnicking, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, paddling, sailboating and so much more.
600 acres of unlimited potential! - NBP's 600 acres — 400 of which is water surface — is a great place for fishing, running, bicycling, walking, jogging, rollerblading, relaxation, picnicking, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, paddling, sailboating and so much more.
NBP logo - Nathan Benderson Park is a Sarasota County public park operated by the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy.
NBP logo - Nathan Benderson Park is a Sarasota County public park operated by the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy.
Paddling in dragon boats, outrigger canoes and more — competitive and recreational - For recreation or competition, the world-champion NBP Paddling Program has a seat in the boat for you! Come check it out.
Paddling in dragon boats, outrigger canoes and more — competitive and recreational - For recreation or competition, the world-champion NBP Paddling Program has a seat in the boat for you! Come check it out.
Kayaking, Paddleboarding, and More - Great daily rates for renting single or triple kayaks, or for stand-up paddleboards! Bring sun protection, a water bottle and your sense of adventure — we'll take care of the rest! Paddles, PFDs and equipment are ready for you.
Kayaking, Paddleboarding, and More - Great daily rates for renting single or triple kayaks, or for stand-up paddleboards! Bring sun protection, a water bottle and your sense of adventure — we'll take care of the rest! Paddles, PFDs and equipment are ready for you.
Receptions and banquets - Our state-of-the-art finish tower is a great place for meetings, receptions, banquets, parties, weddings and more!
Receptions and banquets - Our state-of-the-art finish tower is a great place for meetings, receptions, banquets, parties, weddings and more!
Community Rowing - Nathan Benderson Park's world-class facility is open to everyone — our NBP Community Rowing Club includes adult and collegiate programs, and Learn To Row classes are offered. There's no better place to get on the water than NBP!
Community Rowing - Nathan Benderson Park's world-class facility is open to everyone — our NBP Community Rowing Club includes adult and collegiate programs, and Learn To Row classes are offered. There's no better place to get on the water than NBP!
Summer camps and mini-camps offer adventure - Children ages 6-14 can enjoy summer camps and school-day-out minicamps, in which they can row, paddle, canoe, kayak, fish, try archery and discover nature!
Summer camps and mini-camps offer adventure - Children ages 6-14 can enjoy summer camps and school-day-out minicamps, in which they can row, paddle, canoe, kayak, fish, try archery and discover nature!
Horizons, unlimited - In our finish tower, we have several floors of flexible space for meetings, receptions, parties, weddings and more — and the tower's top-floor open-air deck is available to extend your event to the Sarasota horizon!
Horizons, unlimited - In our finish tower, we have several floors of flexible space for meetings, receptions, parties, weddings and more — and the tower's top-floor open-air deck is available to extend your event to the Sarasota horizon!
Competitive rowing an international spectacle - The NCAA rowing championships (pictured) have been at NBP three times. But we're also the home of rowing regattas for all ages — local, state, national and international alike — and team training in the wintertime and spring. The World Rowing Championships were on our water in 2017!
Competitive rowing an international spectacle - The NCAA rowing championships (pictured) have been at NBP three times. But we're also the home of rowing regattas for all ages — local, state, national and international alike — and team training in the wintertime and spring. The World Rowing Championships were on our water in 2017!

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc. (SANCA) is a not-for-profit 501c3 business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world-class, multi-use sports venue. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our community and be an economic generator for our region.

SANCA's primary purpose is to develop and promote Nathan Benderson Park as a world-class event center, team training site and Sarasota County park, while providing outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education and volunteering as a service to our community.

NBP Priorities

1. To establish and maintain a world-class multipurpose event center that will enable a return of investment to benefit taxpayers and the State of Florida

2. To be an Olympic-level training center for regional, national and international athletes

3. To promote a better quality of life through health and wellness by providing opportunities to walk, run, bike, row, fish and more at our community park

4. To provide an entry point into aquatic and sports programs through community outreach

  • Facility Amenities
    • Family-Friendly
    • Pet-Friendly
  • Sports Facilities Facility Details
    • Bleachers/Stand -
      • Grandstands and finish tower
    • Concession Stand Operated By -
      • Contracted vendors
    • Facility Operated By -
      • Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates
    • No. 1 Sport Played at Facility -
      • Rowing and Paddling
    • Number of Spectators the Facility Accommodates -
      • 25,000 and more, depending on event and configuration
    • Organizers Can Charge For Parking
    • Other Sports That Can Be Played at Facility -
      • Triathlon, run/walks, non-motorized watersports, swimming, fishing, modern pentathlon, RC Sailboats
    • Parking Spaces Available -
      • Yes
    • Speaker System
    • Sports Available -
      • Equestrian, Fitness/Jogging Trail, Lacrosse, Multi-purpose Field, Rowing Facility, Soccer, Track and Field
    • Sub Region -
      • University Parkway
  • Total Meeting Rooms
    4
  • Largest Meeting Room
    2 square feet
  • Total Meeting Space
    4,500 square feet