The Ringling Bridge at sunset

Sarasota

A city by the Gulf of Mexico with arts, dining, nightlife and more.

The city of Sarasota is a scene of eateries, theaters, shopping boutiques and artist enclaves. Running through the heart of downtown is Main Street, and branching off this main drag are colorfully named streets such as Pineapple, Orange, Lemon and Palm. More shops and colorful bungalows turned into bakeries, galleries, salons and yoga studios surround central downtown and are divided into five districts: Burns Court, Towles Court, Rosemary District, Historic Palm Avenue and Gillespie Park. Even more is waiting to be discovered at Bayfront Park, Southside Village and other nearby locales.

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Wharf Road Park - Listing Image 2
West end of Wharf Rd.
Sarasota, FL 34231
This neighborhood park is located on Little Sarasota Bay. A small dock allows short-term mooring for boaters looking for a shady picnic...
Firehouse Park - This park has a fun “Firefighter” inspired design. Come “rescue” the day! Playground, swing-set, picnic tables & grill and allows leashed pets.
1232 36th St
Sarasota, FL 34234

This park has a fun “Firefighter” inspired design. Come “rescue” the day! Playground, swing-set, picnic tables & grill and allows leashed pets. Owned...

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8650 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34241
Rothenbach Park is a community park with about five miles of paved recreational trails that are perfect for walking, jogging, or cycling...
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6050 Longwood Run Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34243

Longwood Park is a hidden gem located just south of University Parkway on Longwood Run Boulevard. Current ongoing programming includes dance classes,...

Charles Ringling Park
1650 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236

A small area with shaded picnic benches. No designated parking available. Owned and operated by the City of Sarasota Parks and Recreation District.

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