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.
- Handicap Accessible Boardwalks
- Litter Receptacles
- Picnic Pavilion
- Picnic Tables
NOTE: All beachgoers are asked to maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart and avoid large groups.
Brohard Park, the beach between Airport Avenue and Caspersen Beach, is named for Smyth Brohard, who served and mayor of Venice from 1958-71. It runs from the west side of South Harbor Drive, from Beach Road to city limits.
Maxine Barritt Park is named for community activist, Maxine Barritt, who lobbied to have a passive park on the site.
Service Club Park is so named because it was built with volunteer efforts and funding of the city's many service clubs, such as Rotary, Sertoma, Lions and Kiwanis.
Includes Service Club Park, Venice Fishing Pier, Maxine Barritt Park, Paw Park and South Brohard Beach.
The Robert E. Clark Beach Pavilion is named for the first surveyor who worked for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers when the city was built.