City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3, for the observance of the Independence Day holiday. Garbage, yard waste and recyclables will not be collected on Saturday, July 4. City residents whose normal collection day is Saturday will have all their items picked up on Wednesday, July 8.

The July 4th Fireworks Show at the South Jetty is CANCELED this year

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Venice Parks and Beaches

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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.

  • Hecksher Park

    1. Address:450 W. Venice Ave.
      Venice, FL 34285
    1. Basketball Courts
    2. Benches
    3. Lighting For Night Play
    4. Litter Receptacles
    5. Picnic Tables
    6. Playground
    7. Racquetball/Handball Court(s)
    8. Shelter(s)
    9. Shuffle Board Courts
    10. Tennis Court(s)
    11. Tot Lots
    1. Parks


Tennis, pickleball, shuffleboard and basketball courts at this park have reopened to the public with the following guidelines and restrictions:
• One-hour maximum timeframe of use per match/game.
• Those waiting for the courts to open must remain 6 feet apart.
• Maintain social distancing in all areas off the courts and keep groups 6 feet apart.
Court activity and compliance will be monitored by Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources staff.

This park with multiple amenities is located on West Venice Avenue across from City Hall. It includes two tot lots and one child-scale playground, six tennis courts, two basketball courts with six nets, two racquetball/handball courts, and 18 shuffleboard courts, all with lighting for night play; as well as picnic tables, shelter and restrooms.

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