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.
John Nolen ParkAmenities:
- Commemorative Plaques
- Handicap Accessible Playground
- Hiking Trails
- Litter Receptacles
- Picnic Tables
World-renowned city planner John Nolen planned Venice in 1926 for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, who were building the Gulf-side city to replenish its dwindling retirement funds. Fittingly, the park features signs posted along a trail telling the story of the rich history of the city (a Venice Area Beautification Inc. project).
The park at Menendez Street and Avenida Des Parques in the apartment district includes a handicap accessible playground with shade trees, picnic tables and trails leading to the Venice history signs.