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Welcome To Nathan Benderson Park

NBP Rec Day!

Finish Tower

For a small fee, children and their parents and siblings can get out on the water with their choice of our equipment, and switch out at their whim. There are kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and a 15-foot sailboat with captain (masks required). Click here to see more about the family-friendly NBP Rec Days!

NBP Rec Day!

Finish Tower

For a small fee, children and their parents and siblings can get out on the water with their choice of our equipment, and switch out at their whim. There are kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and a 15-foot sailboat with captain (masks required). Click here to see more about the family-friendly NBP Rec Days!

Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon and 5K

The ninth stop on the South Florida Half Marathon Tour is the Sarasota West Coast Half Marathon and 5k at Nathan Benderson Park. ​ The scenic course takes runners through and around the University Town Center area with nearly constant water views. ​Then it's on to the most unique finish in running, the "Floating Final […]

Sarasota Orchestra Parks And Partners Children’s Performance

Playground and Event Pavilion

Featuring the Sarasota Brass Quintet Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:30 p.m., Nathan Benderson Park Pavilion Aaron Romm, trumpet Ronald Romm, trumpet Laurence Solowey, horn Brad Williams, trombone Aaron Tindall, tuba PROGRAM Selections from: RENWICK Dance FARNABY Fancies, Toyes, and Dreames VAUGHN WILLIAMS Rest BACH Foliations Variations on La Folia GERSHWIN/NORRIS Selections from Porgy and Bess BERNIE/PINKARD/HENDERSON Sweet Georgia Brown […]

Sarasota Orchestra Parks And Partners Children’s Performance

Playground and Event Pavilion

Featuring the Sarasota Wind Quintet Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 at 2:30 p.m., Nathan Benderson Park Pavilion Betsy Hudson Traba, flute/piccolo Jonathan Gentry, oboe Bharat Chandra, clarinet Fernando Traba, bassoon Joshua Horne, horn PROGRAM AGAY Five Easy Dances I. Polka II. Tango III. Bolero IV. Waltz V. Rumba ARR. VOLLMERS Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Theme and Variations) […]