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We came to Sarasota from Atlanta for a triathlon at the park. However, due to the high temperatures... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alpharetta, Georgia
High end sports park

Nathan Benderson park has become a high-end sports mecca for crew, fencing, runs, cycling, and... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Tampa, Florida
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5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235-2103
+1 941-358-7275
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Sarasota from Atlanta for a triathlon at the park. However, due to the high temperatures all summer, the water quality was not good enough to swim so that portion of the race was cancelled.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Nathan Benderson park has become a high-end sports mecca for crew, fencing, runs, cycling, and other events. There is plenty of parking. And the restrooms are in pretty good shape.

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Our first time at this park was for the World Rowing Championships in late September. It’s a great facility, very close to oodles of shops and restaurants at University Town Center and easy to get to from highway 75 following the excellent signage. For the...More

Thank lois l
Reviewed 16 September 2018

I have been here twice for 2 different 5ks and really enjoyed the layout but would appreciate several more trees. The park was clean and well taken care of.

Thank angelface32818
Reviewed 6 September 2018

A great biking, jogging, and rowing venue along with the Sarasota circus, great shopping as well as a planned new location for More Marine.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

It has a nice path for walking or jogging. There is also a playground for the little ones. The watchtower is state of the art. Great location to watch the rowing competitions

Thank KathleenTS
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great place to walk, bike, run and take in sights around the lake. The lake is set up for rowing events and it is fun watching the training as it tekes skill, teamwork and stamina to compete. The park has a lot of events from...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We rented kayaks for an hour and just paddled around. The park is so clean and well maintained, pleasant staff.

Thank bernfon
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Nice park with miles of walking and biking trails. It's a multi purpose county park. There's rowing, paddle boats, stand up paddle boards and kayaks rentals. There's a calendar of events that includes many community activities.

Thank travelon2468
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Absolutely beautiful park & surrounding area. Each time we go there is more to see & do. Not to mention the regatta races. Just to drive through is a treat!

Thank justbeachy777
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Charisse B
13 April 2017|
Response from Nathan Benderso... P | Property representative |
We do have it in the future plans to obtain funding for a shade structure as we are aware of the heat that occurs most of the season.
Michael M
16 March 2017|
Response from Nathan Benderso... P | Property representative |
You can find a map of the park on our website. The walking trail loops the entire lake and is roughly 3.4 miles in total.