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Welcome To Nathan Benderson Park

Nathan Benderson Park

2022 USRowing Masters National Championships

The 2022 USRowing Masters National Championships will take place Aug. 11-14. The regattas will feature racing in more than 200 masters categories.
NBP last played host to the USRowing Masters National Championships in 2013, while Regatta Island was still under construction.

NBP New Paddler Day

August 27, 9:30-11 a.m.

Join 6x world champions NBP Paddling to learn more about the program and try out dragon boat paddling!

NBP Paddling Teams 6x World Champions

Congratulations to NBP Paddling on winning six medals at the 2022 IDBF Club Crew World Championships!

Park Info


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!

Equipment Rentals

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

Coming Soon

Other Events


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.

Stefan Ciosici

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.

Our Sponsors

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!