Newsletter and Magazine


In this edition:
• Groundwork laid for microforest on Regatta Island
• Sarasota International Dragon Boat Festival returns

NBP Magazine: Summer 2021

In this edition:
• Three local rowers reflect on competing on home water for national college title
• NBP Fireworks On The Lake Driven By Sunset Automotive Group a successful Suncoast reunion
• ‘Boo’ a good-luck charm for one youth rower


In this edition:
• NCAA National Championships end with a cliffhanger
• USRowing Youth National Regatta on tap


In this edition:
• Olympians made here — rowing trials past, canoe/kayak to come
• Three join SANCA board
• Spring Break minicamp on tap

NEWS: February 2021

In this edition of the magazine:
• Olympic hopefuls prepare for team trials in late February
• NBP Minicamps announced for spring break and in February and March
• Photoville FENCE continues through February

NEWS: January 2021

In this edition of the magazine:
• NBP’s dragon boat teams chart course back to the water
• Hoku Hele paddle-sports team chalks up inaugural season better than expected

NEWS: December 2020

In this edition of the magazine:
• Florida Turkey Trot brings thanks in waves
• Photoville FENCE returns to park
• Giving Tuesday sets records for SANCA

NEWS: November 2020

In this edition of the magazine:
• NBP Fiesta! Fridays kick off with rockin’ time
• Halloween trick-or-treat event draws kids and families to the park
• Giving Tuesday a chance to give back
• NBP Lanterns On The Lake brings opportunity for hopes, memories and more

NEWS: October 2020

In this edition of the magazine:
• We remember SISters who lost their battles with breast cancer
• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer goes virtual
• NBP Minicamps launched for 2020-21 school year

NEWS: September 2020

In this edition of the magazine:
• Florida Turkey Trot is a ‘go’ as an in-person and virtual event
• NBP Rec Days! extend to Wednesdays
• Race Day provides friendly competition for NBP teams

NEWS: August 2020

In this edition of the magazine:
• SANCA names new CEO; current CEO becomes COO
• NBP Hoku Hele paddle sports team makes waves
• Summer camps add extra weeks
• NBP Rec Days! a gateway to the park’s water adventure offerings
• Dates announced for U.S. Dragon Boat Federation Club Crew National Championships
• Winners named in NBP SNAPS photo contest

NEWS: Summer 2020

In this edition:
• School-day-out camps expand offerings
• Fireworks On The Lake takes drive-in approach during pandemic
• Nik Wallenda’s Daredevil Rally proves drive-in entertainment concept

NEWS: April 2020

In this edition:
• Gulf Coast Games For Life
• Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon 
• Summer camps: More and better after a record year
• Caution in the rise of a pandemic

NEWS: January 2020

In this edition:
• School-day-out camps give kids something to rave about
• Remembering Bill Robinson

NEWS: December 2019

In this edition:
• Second Florida Turkey Trot cements place as premier holiday run
• Volunteers recognized at annual appreciation night
• Park’s economic influence grows
• Team training returns

NEWS: November 2019

In this edition:
• Surprise engagement, sudden wedding at Water Lantern Festival
• Giving Tuesday benefits NBP’s programs
• The Fence opens

NEWS: October 2019

In this edition:
• Emotions expressed at Water Lantern Festival
• The Fence returns to NBP with local photo showcase 

NEWS: September 2019

In this edition:
• NBP lands 2022 world dragon boat championship, 2021 national championship
• Team USA member brings home medals from world dragon boat club crew championships 

NEWS: August 2019

In this edition:
• Fireworks On The Lake is NBP’s best yet
• The Fence returns this fall with Gulf Coast showcase
• Giving Tuesday returns 

August 2019 Special Edition: World Rowing Under 23 Championships

NEWS: July 2019

In this edition:
• First NBP product named to national team — Beth Turconi will paddle in international competition
• USRowing Youth National Championships show growth of sport
• Summer camp attendance doubles

NEWS: June 2019

In this edition:
• Road to Tokyo 2020 goes through NBP, which will be host for 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Time Trials
• Survivors In Sync earn berth in international competition in France
• SUP & Run 5K draws more than 1,000 competitors
• USRowing Youth National Championships come to the park

NEWS: May 2019

In this edition:
• Two stories wind together at the Lucky Leprechaun 5K
• Florida’s best high school and college rowers compete
• Two rowers named to U.S. national team
• Remembering Dr. Val Gambina
• Healthy snacking a great alternative

NEWS: April 2019

In this edition:
• Lucky Leprechaun 5K brings out the Irish in runners
• Sarasota-Bradenton Triathlon Festival draws the world to NBP
• Summer camp registration now open

NEWS: March 2019

In this edition:
• Sarasota Invitational Regatta marks 10 years
• Spring and summer youth camps announced
• Hydration ensures optimal health

NEWS: January 2019

In this edition:
• NBP’s economic impact reaches new record
• Team Training
• The Fence returns for Fall 2019

NEWS: December 2018

In this edition:
• Honoring our volunteers
• Burnishing a new Thanksgiving tradition
• RC Sailboat regatta has international flavor

NEWS: November 2018

In this edition:
• The Fence opens
• World’s best duke it out in duathlons
• Giving Tuesday a turn that helps others

NEWS: October 2018

In this edition:
• Rowing’s best converge for Masters Regatta
• Inaugural Florida Turkey Trot promises to be new tradition

The Starting Line: June 2018

In this edition:

  • NCAA Women’s Rowing Champs
  • NBP Fireworks on The Lake
  • Summer Camps
  • Programming

The Starting Line: May 2018

In this edition:

  • Events- NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship
  • NBP Save The Date
  • Summer Camps
  • Programming

The Starting Line – Fall 2017

In this edition:

  • 2017 World Rowing Championships Recap
  • Finish Tower
  • Upcoming Events
  • Programming

NBP Newsletter – Fall 2017

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