Nathan Benderson Park
NBP Paddling Teams 6x World Champions
Congratulations to NBP Paddling on winning six medals at the 2022 IDBF Club Crew World Championships!
April 1-October 31
6 a.m.-8 p.m.
We are a 600 acre park with a 400 acre lake used for aquatic sports programs and competions. Paved and shell recreation trails surround the perimeter.
Host Your Event
We offer several indoor and outdoor spaces for birthdays, celebrations, 5Ks and more.
With everything from Yoga to Model Sailboats there are plenty of programs to explore
We have camps for all ages, from summer camps for kids to exercise groups for adults. You are sure to find something fun at NBP!
Rent a variety of aquatic equipment such as kayaks or stand-up paddleboards.
Join us for a music festival, food truck rally or fireworks over the lake! We have a calendar full of events for you to enjoy.
Our world-class facilities and subperb service are perfect for teams looking to train in aquatic sports.
Want to serve food or share your business at our next event, find out more
Watch nearly 200 Special Olympics athletes from across the state compete in a variety of SUP races.
Become a member of Nathan Benderson Park and take advantage of all NBP has to offer.
Receive full access to the Finish Tower as well as a parking pass, 10% off merchandise and access to boat storage. Additional benefits available for select perks members.
The park is nice, there are biking and walking trails (covered with asphalt) and there is even a nature trail that runs parallel and close to the walking trail (covered in crushed shells and gravel). There are restrooms and a playground for kids. Overall, it’s a great place to get some fresh air, go for a stroll, and catch a glimpse of herons, limpkins, ducks, and egrets.
Fun for the whole family
Located in Sarasota, Fla., Nathan Benderson Park (NBP) is a unique 600-acre community park that includes North America’s premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and a regatta center.
One of a handful of sites in the United States identified as having all of the natural attributes that make up a world-class rowing and recreational facility, Nathan Benderson Park began hosting organized regatta competitions in 2009.
Volunteer at NBP
Experience all the fun at Nathan Benderson Park while volunteering for one of our many events. You will get to work alongside great people and take part in some of our most exciting events of the year!