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Welcome To Nathan Benderson Park

Host Your Event

Want to host your event at one of our world class facilities, we have all the information you need to get started with renting one of our many event locations.


There’s no place like Nathan Benderson Park. We have nearly unlimited potential, indoors and outdoors, for…

Archery • Rowing • Meetings • Receptions
Parties • Road Races • Fun Walks
Music, Food and Community Festivals
Art Shows and Exhibitions • Triathlons
Cycling • Open Water Swim • Canoe/Kayak
Dragon Boat • And Much More!

And the facilities at NBP are more than ample, with 600 acres including 200 acres of land and 400 acres of water surface:

2000m FISA Class A rowing course and 1500m auxiliary race course
Numerous 5K, 10K and half-marathon courses
4,000 square feet of indoor meeting space

The process is simple, and our events staff is ready to help you make your event the best it can be. First, we ask you to complete a form, after which an events staff representative will contact you to discussion your options and our capabilities to support your event. The forms help us put together options for you and coordinate with other events.

Rent Outdoor Space

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Pavilion Gallery

Finish Tower

The Benderson Family Finish Tower is now available to host your next event!  This building has space available for:

Private Parties • Conferences
Banquets • Meetings
Corporate Retreats • Team Building

and more!


The second floor features indoor meeting space and an outdoor terrace perfect for larger events!
Indoor space: 2,100+ sq. ft.
Outdoor space:  4,600+ sq. ft.

The fifth floor includes a small, outdoor balcony and comes with private access to our sixth-floor, open-air deck!
Fifth-floor indoor space: 2,100+ sq. ft.
Fifth-floor outdoor space: 1,100+ sq. ft.
Sixth-floor outdoor space: 2,600+ sq. ft.

Whatever your needs are, the NBP team is here to help!


Finish Tower Rental Rates

Finish Tower Corporate Meeting Special: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, $300/booking
Must use one of SANCA’s preferred catering companies. Admin fee, cleaning, staff, tables and chairs included. Additional charges will apply for linens, audio, visual, etc. 

Finish Tower Rental: After 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, and anytime on the weekends, $125/hour
Must use one of SANCA’s preferred catering companies. Space rental, admin fee and cleaning charges included. Additional charges will apply for staffing, tables, chairs, linens, audio, visual, etc. 

Additional fees may apply.  Rates are subject to change.  Holiday rates may be in effect.

Approved Catering List





Julie Clouse


Heidi Napolitano


Becky Souflis


Alyson Zildijian


Esther Williams

941-955-9856 ext.324

Jamie Barrett


Bonifacio Caro


Linda Hill or Philip Mancini

941-366-0007 ext. 227

Fredda Pohl and  Craig Pohl


Sarah Montgomery


Jillian Price

941-748-8087 ext. 210

Dana Kovar


Ashok Kumar


Finish Tower Gallery


Are you interested in hosting a birthday party at the playground at Nathan Benderson Park?  Currently, we offer the ability to rent the pavilion that sits adjacent to the playground.


  • Reserved: Shaded area
  • Reserved: 2 Picnic tables
  • Access to restrooms
  • Access to playground


  • $35 per hour (3 hour minimum)

Additional Options

If you are interested in enhancing your party with other options, we have the following available:

  • Tent rentals
  • Tables & chairs
  • Lunch packages
  • Face painter
  • Balloon artist

Additional options can be discussed with the SANCA/NBP representative once your Rental Reservation Request Form has been submitted

Reservation Process

  • Complete our rental reservation request
  • Your application will be reviewed for any conflicts with existing events
  • A SANCA/NBP representative will be in contact with you to confirm your request and discuss payment options

Please note, your request does not confirm booking of the pavilion.

Rental Reservation Request Form

Looking to host a birthday party on the water at Nathan Benderson Park?  Birthday Party Packages coming soon!

Pavilion Gallery




Size: 15’ wide x 8’ high
Resolution: 936×520
Screen rotates a full 360 degrees
Adjustable height: 9’ from bottom of screen to ground


Footprint: 20’ x 10’
Power: 12,000 watt on-board Cummins generator
Production: NovaStar VX4S digitizer and Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop Inputs are USB, SDI and HDMI



2 JBL EON615 speakers (1,000 watts each)


$500 per day
$100 per day
Call for Details
$2,500 first day $1,000 each addl
$200 per day
$1000 (dropoff and pickup)
NBP Jumbotron

Get Your Event Started

If you want to plan an event using more than one facility or the entire park please fill out this form and tell us more about what you would like to do.

Before completing this form, review the park map below to identify areas of the park you prefer for your event location.


Required limits for comprehensive general liability insurance for bodily injury and property damage and hired non-owned auto coverage must be at least one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) in single limit coverage.

All certificates of insurance must indicate that the insurance may not be canceled without thirty (30) days prior written notice, with 10 days for non-payment of premium.

Commercial general liability policy must be endorsed to include Sarasota County Government and Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc., both of which are named as additional insured per written agreement.

Event holders’ coverage must include a waiver of subrogation in favor of Sarasota County Government and Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc.

Separate certificates of insurance must be issued to the following entities:
· Sarasota County Government, Attn: Risk Management
1660 Ringling Blvd., 3rd Floor, Sarasota FL 34236
· Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Inc.
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota FL 34235

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