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.
Humphris Park (South Jetty)Amenities:
- Food Concession
- Litter Receptacles
- Picnic Tables
NOTE: Please enjoy the South Jetty while maintaining social distancing of 6 feet apart and avoiding large groups.
Humphris Park is the entrance to the South Jetty. It is named for Thomas H. Humphris, who was Mayor of Venice from 1972-73.
The park is located at the west end of Tarpon Center Drive and has picnic tables, benches, showers, restrooms and food concession -- Jetty Jack's Refreshment Deck -- in an area known for fishing, surfing, sunsets and Gulf views.
While the South Jetty is under the purview of the City of Venice, the North Jetty, which can be viewed across the inlet, is under the purview of Sarasota County.