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Nathan Benderson Park

*Please note that on SUNDAY December 10th, the FL West Coast Half Marathon & 5K will be taking place throughout the park. This will bring in around 1,400 participants. Due to this event, park gates will be delayed in opening until the event concludes. This should be around 8am. Sarasota County Sheriff's will be on site for traffic detail in the area. Access for parking will be in the north lot during this time.



Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA)

The 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.

Come Explore All The Possibilities

Situated just west of Interstate 75 in tropically beautiful Sarasota, Florida, Nathan Benderson Park is a unique 600-acre community park providing the public access to a picturesque 400-acre lake and an exciting world of recreational pursuits.

Park Hours

April - October: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
November - March:     6:00 am to 6:00 pm


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