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USRowing Announces 2024 Olympic Selection Camp Invitations

USRowing Announces 2024 Olympic Selection Camp Invitations For Immediate Release: February 23, 2024 USRowing is pleased to announce the 67 athletes who have been invited to the 2024 Olympic Selection Camp scheduled for March 3-24 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota,...

RoboBoat International Competition Battles Begin Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alicia Gavin, Director of Communications and Marketing, RoboNation Email: agavin@robonation.org                      Phone: 571-455-4156 International Student Teams Converge at Nathan Benderson Park for the 17th Annual RoboBoat Competition...

Finals Set at 2024 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing

Finals Set at 2024 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing For Immediate Release: April 6, 2024 With the completion of today's semifinals, finals are now set at the 2024 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing at Nathan Benderson Park in...

Olympic Glory Descends on Sarasota this Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Olympic Glory Descends on Sarasota this Year Sarasota, Florida – Most visitors flock to Sarasota this time of year to escape the cold winter, enjoy the beautiful beaches or have some festive fun. While many were counting down to Christmas and...

USRowing Announces 2024 Olympic Selection Camp Invitations

USRowing Announces 2024 Olympic Selection Camp Invitations For Immediate Release: February 23, 2024 USRowing is pleased to announce the 67 athletes who have been invited to the 2024 Olympic Selection Camp scheduled for March 3-24 at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota,...

RoboBoat International Competition Battles Begin Next Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alicia Gavin, Director of Communications and Marketing, RoboNation Email: agavin@robonation.org                      Phone: 571-455-4156 International Student Teams Converge at Nathan Benderson Park for the 17th Annual RoboBoat Competition...

Finals Set at 2024 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing

Finals Set at 2024 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing For Immediate Release: April 6, 2024 With the completion of today's semifinals, finals are now set at the 2024 U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Trials – Rowing at Nathan Benderson Park in...

NBP Highlights — December 2021

NBP Highlights — December 2021 In this edition: Two new rowing coaches added to staff, autmenting Learn To Row and NBP Community Rowing Club Special youth boating opportunity coming in December NBP Highlights — December 2021

NBP Highlights — November 2021

NBP Highlights — November 2021 In this edition: Florida Turkey Trot Presented By Publix returns Learn To Row classes continue Thanksgiving minicamp on tap NBP Trick Or Treat On The Lake draws thousands NBP Highlights — November 2021

NBP Magazine — Fall 2021

NBP Magazine — Fall 2021 In this edition: Nation's best advance to world dragon boat championships Breast cancer walk draws thousands Hay-mazing fall attraction returns NBP Magazine — Fall 2021

NBP Highlights — September 2021

NBP Highlights — September 2021 In this edition: Five paddlers named to Team USA More than 300 trees planted on park's east shore NBP Highlights — September 2021

NBP Highlights — February 2022

NBP Highlights — February 2022 In this edition: Summer camp season is coming — and we're ready Gulf Coast Games For Life ensues Circus Sarasota returns NBP Masters Classic launches NBP Highlights — February 2022

NBP Magazine — Spring 2021

NBP Magazine — Spring 2021 In this edition: Olympic aspirations turn into gold rush Partnership creates area's first collegiate rowing club Music in the park NBP Magazine — Spring 2021

NBP Magazine — Winter 2022

NBP Magazine — Winter 2022 In this edition: Bracing for an intense January-July — and then some Safe boating camp sets tone for camp offerings Florida Turkey Trot returns strong after pandemic NBP Magazine — Winter 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING ON JULY 19

The Board of Directors of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled its next Board meeting for July 19, 2023 @ 2:00pm. The meeting will be held via Teams. Please contact Karen Burkett at kburkett@nathanbendersonpark.org or 941-358-7275, ext. 5807, to receive information on how to join the meeting. General business will include Board governance and other matters as may come before the Board. All are welcome to attend.

The Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status or disability status in employment or in the provision of services.

According to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the Board of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc. with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

 

Public Notice of Scheduled Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled its next Board meeting for May 17, 2023 @ 2:00pm. The meeting will be held via Teams. Please contact Karen Burkett at kburkett@nathanbendersonpark.org or at 941-358-7275, ext. 5807, to receive information on how to join the meeting. General business will include Board governance and other matters as may come before the Board, followed by an Executive Session. All are welcome to attend.

The Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status or disability status in employment or in the provision of services.
According to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the Board of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc. with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING-MARCH 22, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled its next board meeting for March 22, 2023, at 2:00 PM.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact by email info@nathanbendersonpark.org or by phone at 941-358-7275 to receive information on how to join the meeting.  General business will include Board governance and other matters as may come before the Board, followed by an Executive Session.  All are welcome to attend.

The Nathan Benderson Pak Conservancy, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status or disability status in employment or in the provision of services.

According to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the Board of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc. with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING–January 25, 2023

The Board of Directors Insurance Committee of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled a special meeting for January 25, 2023, at 3:00 PM.  The meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact by email srodriguez@nathanbendersonpark.org or by phone at 941-358-7275, ext. 5815, to receive information on how to join the meeting.  Specific business will be the review and acceptance of the audit.  All are welcome to attend.

The Nathan Benderson Pak Conservancy, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status or disability status in employment or in the provision of services.

According to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the Board of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc. with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING JAN. 18, 2023

The Board of Directors of Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled its next Board meeting for January 18, 2023, at 2:00 pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact Sandy Sacks at ssacks@nathanbendersonpark.org or by phone at 941-358-7275, ext. 5807, to receive information on how to join the meeting. General business will include Board governance and other matters as may come before the Board, followed by an Executive Session. All are welcome to attend.

Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status or disability status in employment or in the provision of services.

According to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the Board of Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Inc. with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING JAN. 25, 2023

The Board of Directors Insurance Committee of Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled a special meeting for January 25, 2023, at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact Sandy Sacks by email at ssacks@nathanbendersonpark.org or by phone at 941-358-7275, ext. 5807, to receive information on how to join the meeting. Specific business will include a discussion regarding insurance for the park. All are welcome to attend.

Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status or disability status in employment or in the provision of services.

According to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the Board of Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Inc. with respect to any matter considered at the meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Maintenance Technician

POSITION SUMMARY

The Maintenance Technician for the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida is frontline support for the Facility Operations department, ensuring facilities and grounds are well-maintained, safe and clean.  The Maintenance Tech will report to the Vice President – Operations and will work as part of a team dedicated to driving the success of Nathan Benderson Park and the Conservancy by providing a safe and pristine environment for park users.

Nathan Benderson Park is a 600-acre Sarasota County park, operated and managed by the Conservancy, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was created for this purpose.  Since 2014, the park has hosted numerous international, national, regional and local events, averaging more than 100 events per year.  Nathan Benderson Park was built as a multi-sport event center with a focus on water sports, and has established itself as the No. 1 rowing and paddling competition venue in North America and one of the top three in the world.  Nathan Benderson Park’s four priorities are to:

  • Establish and maintain a world-class multi-purpose event center that will enable a return on investment to benefit taxpayers and the state of Florida
  • Be an Olympic-level training center for regional, national and international athletes
  • Promote a better quality of life through health and wellness by providing opportunities to walk, run, bike, row, fish and more
  • Provide an entry point into aquatic and sports program through community outreach

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Nathan Benderson Park is looking for an enthusiastic advocate for sports, fitness and entertainment in Sarasota-Bradenton who has the following skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years facilities, maintenance, construction or comparable experience.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license.
  • Must be able to work outdoors, lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and be comfortable around water.
  • Experience working in a water related environment working with boats and docks a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to work some weekends.
  • Take pride and ownership in their work, seeking to improve the user experience by proactively performing maintenance duties.
  • Must be able to use a computer, tablet and smartphone.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides maintenance services for the entire park, which includes but are not limited to, restrooms, picnic areas, meeting facilities, grassland and wetland areas, playgrounds, shelters, nature trails, gates, bike trails and wildlife habitat areas.
  • Repairs and maintains park areas and buildings, performs minor repair and maintenance work.
  • Cleans, picks up and removes debris throughout the park, buildings, restrooms and facilities.
  • Assists with preparations needed of such facilities for athletic use, special events, recreation programming or other uses as necessary.
  • Follows instructions regarding materials, equipment and training to assure a safe work environment for self and others.
  • Performs basic tasks regarding irrigation and landscape maintenance.
  • Inspects the facilities and grounds daily and maintains free of hazards.
  • Interacts with the public with a professional demeanor and customer service outlook.
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION 

  • This is a full-time position with an hourly starting salary range of $15 – $20.
  • NBPC offers an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid Holidays, paid time-off and sick leave.

NBPC seeks to hire personnel who reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.  All positions at NBPC are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.  All are encouraged to apply.

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Maintenance Clerk

POSITION SUMMARY

The Maintenance Clerk for the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy Inc. in Sarasota, Florida, supports the Operations team by providing vital logistics and inventory management services.  The Maintenance Clerk will report to the Vice President – Operations and will work as part of a team dedicated to driving the success of Nathan Benderson Park and the Conservancy by providing a safe and pristine environment for park users.

Nathan Benderson Park is a 600-acre Sarasota County park, operated and managed by the Conservancy, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was created for this purpose. Since 2014, the park has hosted numerous international, national, regional and local events, averaging more than 100 events per year. Nathan Benderson Park was built as a multi-sport event center with a focus on water sports, and has established itself as the No. 1 rowing and paddling competition venue in North America and one of the top three in the world.  Nathan Benderson Park’s four priorities are to:

  • Establish and maintain a world-class multi-purpose event center that will enable a return on investment to benefit taxpayers and the state of Florida
  • Be an Olympic-level training center for regional, national and international athletes
  • Promote a better quality of life through health and wellness by providing opportunities to walk, run, bike, row, fish and more
  • Provide an entry point into aquatic and sports program through community outreach

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Nathan Benderson Park is looking for an enthusiastic advocate for sports, fitness and entertainment in Sarasota-Bradenton who has the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in warehouse management, managing materials and inventory preferred.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license.
  • Must be able to work outdoors, lift a minimum of 50 lbs. and have outstanding organizational skills.
  • Must be able to utilize a computer, tablet and smartphone.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains inventory of all materials and supplies.
  • Develops, implements and enforces inventory and supply tracking process to ensure protection of assets.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
  • Performs maintenance and minor repair to equipment.
  • Assists with scheduling outside contractors to perform work, organizes PO’s and invoices.
  • Follows instructions regarding materials, equipment and training to assure a safe work environment for self and others.
  • Inspects the facilities and grounds daily and maintains free of hazards.
  • Interacts with the public with a professional demeanor and customer service outlook.
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION

This is a part-time position (20 hours a week) with an hourly starting salary range of $15 – $20.

NBPC seeks to hire personnel who reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.  All positions at NBPC are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.  All are encouraged to apply.

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Public Notice of Scheduled Board Meeting on February 13

Tuesday, February 13 - Board of Directors Meeting The Board of Directors of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled its next Board meeting for February 13, 2023 from 2:00-3:00pm on the 2nd floor of the Benderson...

Public Notice of Scheduled Board Meeting on November 15

Wednesday, November 15 - Board of Directors Meeting The Board of Directors of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled its next Board meeting for November 15, 2023 from 2:00-3:00pm. The meeting will be held...

Public Notice of Scheduled Board Meeting on March 21

Thursday, March 21 - Board of Directors Meeting The Board of Directors of the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, has scheduled its next Board meeting for March 21, 2024 from 3:00-5:00pm. The meeting will be held in person on...

Letter to the Editor

Sarasota Herald Tribune, July 2nd. (Second to last letter on page)

CanAmMex Event

Bradenton Herald, CanAmMex event at NBP.