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Welcome To Nathan Benderson Park

Circus Sarasota — 25th Anniversary Season

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

Experience circus as it’s meant to be seen – award-winning international artists in one ring, under the big top. A spectacle that takes place only in Sarasota – Circus Capital Of The World. See the circus website for exact dates, times and tickets.

Bridge A Life Superhero 5K

The 12th Annual Superhero 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will start and finish be ON THE ISLAND near the finish tower. This is a Foster Care Awareness Event. In-person and virtual racing options are available. The Kids' Fun Run starts at 8:30am. The 5K will be on a CHIP START between 9-9:05am. You will […]

American Youth Cup I Regatta

The first of four AYC regattas, this series is a not-for-profit series of regattas leading up to the USRowing Southeast Youth Championships. The series works to give back to the athletes, giving crews opportunities to experience competitive, 2000-meter racing throughout the spring, ultimately preparing them to excel at the USRowing Youth National Championships in June […]

Sarasota Invitational Regatta

Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

Host club for this annual regatta is the Sarasota County Rowing Club.

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon

Regatta Island 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

Bring your family, bring your dogs, bring your friends, and bring your friends' dogs! This free, family-friendly event includes a 3K walk and a Waggin' Tails Festival with upbeat music, delicious food, a beer garden, a variety of vendors, and an exciting raffle drawing.

Florida Scholastic Rowing Assn. Sweep Championships

Nathan Benderson Park 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL

Join us for the second of two weekends of action, as Florida's middle-school and high-school crews square off for bragging rights as state sweep champions!