SANCA at Nathan Benderson Park

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34235
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Host your next event at NBP!
Host your next event at NBP!
Kayak, SUP, and Single Scull rentals area available!
Kayak, SUP, and Single Scull rentals area available!
Did you know that you can fish at our lake?
Did you know that you can fish at our lake?
Summer Camps - We have summer camps for children 6-14! They can row, paddle, canoe, kayak, fish and discover nature, and more!
Summer Camps - We have summer camps for children 6-14! They can row, paddle, canoe, kayak, fish and discover nature, and more!
College Rowing - We're again the home of the NCAA rowing championships in 2020-22. 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.
College Rowing - We're again the home of the NCAA rowing championships in 2020-22. 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.

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
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation
      • Business: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Park: Apr - Oct 6 a.m. -8 p.m. Nov -Mar 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.