Venice Area Parks
Venice Area Beautification, Inc., under the auspices of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, is an ongoing program responsible for enhancing eco-tourism as well as beautifying the greater Venice area.
The newest project of this group calls for a linear park along the Intracoastal Waterways offering riding and walking trails from the old Nokomis school site to the Shamrock Park Nature Center. Restoration of the historic Train Depot is yet another project involving many volunteers and Federal, State, County and City funding.
The greater Venice area offers many meticulously maintained parks with tropical flowers, foliage, palms and pines; where people can stroll or rest on benches or watch children play. Please visit one or all of our parks and enjoy the many recreational features Venice offers:
1101 Gulf Coast Boulevard
Four softball fields, tennis courts, trails, playground area
Chuck Reiter Park
250 Fort Street
Baseball fields, playground area
Higel Marine Park
1330 Tarpon Center Dr.
Boat ramp with landing area, picnic benches
Knight Trail Park
344S Rustic Rd., Nokomis
Camping, archery course, pistol and rifle range, trap and skeet
Basketball court, ball field, playground area
Myakka River State Park
13207 State Road 72, Sarasota (361-6511)
28,875 acres of woodland trails, nature tours, fishing spots, camping, rustic log cabins
Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey (483-59S6)
Swimming, fresh and saltwater fishing, canoeing, camping, boating, bicycling and hiking
Shamrock Park and Nature Center
3900 Shamrock Drive
Nature center, trails, rental space tennis, basketball, playground area
South Jetty Park
Tarpon Center Drive
Benches, picnic tables, jetty
1300 Ridgewood Avenue
Baseball, softball, soccer, and football fields, playground area
West Blalock Park
Brick sidewalk, park benches, Venice Community Center
Recreational building, gymnasium, rental space, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.