We are a community park that is proud
to welcome the world to Sarasota-Bradenton.

Nathan Benderson Park was designed to host an exciting array of events.
From world championships to local recreational pursuits, there is always something fun taking place. We are the ideal venue for:

  • International Sporting Events
  • Olympic Triathlons
  • Adaptive Sports
  • Stand-Up Paddle Board
  • Canoe & Kayak
  • Rowing
  • High-Performance Athlete Training
  • 5-10K Runs
  • Cross Country
  • Dragon Boat Races
  • Corporate Training
  • Meetings
  • Strategic Planning Retreats
  • Banquets
  • Weddings
  • And more!

Host your event on Regatta Island, on the water, around the park, or in the Finish Tower!

New events and vendor opportunities are always welcome! Please visit our How to Book an Event page for more information and booking opportunities.

Tent and Team Space Policy for Nathan Benderson Park

Recently, NBP experienced multiple encounters with tents that were not properly anchored or secured that resulted in safety hazards to the venue and its patrons.  Therefore, in the best interest of safety for the athletes and spectators, SANCA is mandating that any tent larger than two combined 10×10 EZ set up tents must meet specific safety standards regarding fire and wind load. In order to ensure that these requirements are met, larger tents are required to be rented through SANCA and installed by the SANCA approved tent contractor.  This policy is to better enhance the safety of our NBP customers.   Please provide your request 10 days prior to the event to ensure availability.  If your team is larger than 75 athletes and you require a larger space special exceptions can be made in writing to accommodate such request.

Tent Rental Order Form

aerial shot of Nathan Benderson Park