Sports & Outdoors

Whether you want to be part of the crowd or part of the action, there's a sport for you in Sarasota. Watch a Baltimore Orioles or Atlanta Braves spring training game, take a bike tour of the area or run a 5K along the water.

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Bay Preserve from the Bay
400 Palmetto Ave
Osprey, FL 34229

Bay Preserve is a private waterfront oasis on Little Sarasota Bay. The preserve features a performance pavilion, dock, boathouse with observation deck,...

Bird Key Park - One of two picnic pavilions.
200 John Ringling Causeway
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park is a popular location to fish, bike, enjoy the sunset, launch a canoe or kayak or walk your leashed pet....

Ken Thompson Park - This boardwalk has been sensitively designed to protect the environment while allowing public access and enjoyment of the mangrove canopy experience. As such, the visitor will encounter low branches and narrow corridors in some areas along the walkway.
1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236

Perfect for canoe and kayak launching, allows leashed pets, has a fishing pier & boat ramp, picnic area, water fountain, playground, bathrooms,...

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8918 Midnight Pass Road
Sarasota, FL 34242
History: Turtle Beach was named for its sea turtle nesting habitat. Amenities: beach, swimming, fishing, boat ramp, canoe/kayak launch, playground, volleyball court,...
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4570 17th St
Sarasota, FL 34235

?17th Street Park (including Miss Sarasota Softball, 17th Street Soccer and 17th Street Adult Softball) is a 96-acre park located on 17th...

2705_640x480.jpg - Butler Park. Photo courtesy of cityofnorthport.com
6205 W. Price Blvd
North Port, FL 34287

The new 33,300 sq. ft. community center targets youth activities but is a multi-use facility to meet the interests of the entire...

2708_640x480.jpg - Colonial Oaks Park. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34232

Colonial Oaks Park is a 23-acre park, that blends impressive natural features and efficient building structures.

- The property is divided by...

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101 Orange St
Englewood, FL 34223

This community park rests upon 10-acres that used to be an old lemon grove. It has served as the hub of recreational...

2720_640x480.jpg - Englewood Sports Complex. Photo courtesy of Scgov.net
1300 S. River Rd
Englewood, FL 34223

Englewood Sports Complex is considered one of Sarasota County's premier locations.

This 136-acre sports complex features outdoor sports amenities including eight little...

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5151 Richardson Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232

This 23-acre neighborhood park features numerous athletic and outdoor recreational opportunities such as soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, a fitness trail...

Canine Club at Gillespie Park - Located on the corner of North Osprey Ave & 10th Street. This dog park provides two fenced areas. Unleash and enjoy the day!
710 N. Osprey Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236

This park honors John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor of Sarasota. It has two basketball courts, an off-leash dog park, picnic tables, playground,...

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998 Glebe Ln
Siesta Key - Sarasota, FL 34242

Glebe Park is a great neighborhood park offering picnicking, soccer, baseball, basketball, a playground and even a trail. The park was acquired...

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450 W. Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285

Hecksher Park is owned by the City of Venice and operated and maintained by Sarasota County through an interlocal agreement that has...

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6225 Kenwood Dr.
North Port, FL 34287

Highland Ridge Park, located at 6225 Kenwood Drive, is an 8 acre neighborhood park that is also home to one of the...

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3445 Rustic Rd
Nokomis, FL 34275

Knight Trail Park is located off of Rustic Road in Nokomis and is open from dawn to dusk.

Several activities are available...

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2700 Gary Player Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34240

Sarasota's engaging, fun, private Country Club Laurel Oak features 36 holes of championship golf and a state of the art tennis club.

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5500 Treckell St
North Port, FL 34287

McKibben Park, located at 5500 Trekell Street, is a 4-acre neighborhood park that is also one of five parks providing water-based recreation...

3406_640x480.jpg - Nokomis Community Park
234 Nippino Trl E
Nokomis, FL 34275

The Nokomis Park Community Center is comprised of three multi-purpose rooms that are available to rent. The main hall is approximately 1586...

North Water Tower Park Playground
4700 Rilma Ave
Sarasota, FL 34234

Enjoy the playground, drinking fountain, and views of the water tower. Restrooms* can be open upon request. Allows leashed pets. *Open for...

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