Sarasota Parks and Trails

Sarasota has a little bit of something for everyone when it comes to parks and trails. Trails and paths for exercise lovers. Parks and playgrounds for the kids. Views and nature for the adventurers. As a local realtor, community matters. Get outside and enjoy what the Sarasota community has to offer. Click on each photo and park or trail name below to see descriptions and photos.





Best Parks/Trails for Fitness

Nathan Benderson Park: 3.5 mile paved and unpaved loops around a lake

Payne Park: ½ mile paved loop around the park, frisbee golf course

The Legacy Trail: paved bike path stretching from Sarasota to Venice

The Celery Fields: large hill with unpaved terrain walking paths

Bird Key Park: Head one way to exercise over Ringling Bridge or the other way down to St. Armands while enjoying views of Sarasota Bay.

Rothenbach Park: 5 miles of recreational trails through Florida habitat

Colonial Oaks Park: tennis courts (2), basketball court (indoor and outdoor)

Potter Park: tennis courts (4), basketball courts (2), nature trails


Best Parks for Kids

Bayfront Park & Marina: playground with bay views, large fields, path for biking, picnic tables

Nathan Benderson Park: covered playground, path for biking, covered pavilion

Payne Park: large circus themed playground, large fields, path for biking

Urfer Family Park: modern playground, path for biking, covered pavilion

Colonial Oaks Park: playground, picnic tables

Potter Park: playground, covered gazebo, next to YMCA splash park

Rothenbach Park: playground, covered pavilion, biking paths


Best Parks for Nature Lovers

Bayfront Mark & Marina: Sarasota bay views

The Celery Fields: scenic views from the top of the hill, bird watching

Red Bug Slough Preserve: Florida habitat hiking trails

Rothenbach Park: Florida habitat hiking trails

Bird Key Park: Sarasota bay views