Venice has more than 30 parks ranging in size from tiny pocket parks to the beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Some of the more unique parks include Paw Park, where dogs may romp on the beach, and Venetian Waterway Park, where people may bike and hike on a 5-mile stretch along both sides the Intracoastal Waterway. Please enjoy our parks and beaches while maintaining social distancing guidelines.
East Blalock ParkAmenities:
- Drinking Fountain
- Litter Receptacles
- Pedestrian Walkway
- Picnic Tables
- Venice Art Center
- Venice Community Center
NOTE: The Venice Museum & Archives will reopen to the public Monday, July 13.
The William H. Jervey Jr. Library reopened to the public June 15 with modified hours of Monday through Thursday 10-6, and Friday and Saturday 10-5. Patrons are encouraged to get their materials and not linger inside if possible. Newspapers and magazines are not available at this time. Computers with Internet access are available but there are fewer stations, with hour time limits. Curbside service is still available.
East Blalock Park, also known as the Cultural Campus, is named for James T. Blalock, who served as mayor of Venice from 1929-1941. The park includes the Venice Community Center, Venice Art Center and the historic Triangle Inn, which houses the Venice Museum & Archives.
Click one of the links below for more information about the Cultural Campus:
- Venice Community Center (For facility reservations, call 941-861-1380)
- The Venice Art Center
- William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library
- Venice Museum & Archives