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  • Maxine Barritt Park

    1. Address:1800 S. Harbor Drive
      Venice, FL 34285
    1. Grills
    2. Handicap Accessible Boardwalks
    3. Hiking Trails
    4. Litter Receptacles
    5. Pedestrian Walkway
    6. Picnic Pavilion
    7. Picnic Tables
    8. Restrooms
    9. Tot Lots
    1. Beach
    2. Parks


NOTE: This beach park is currently closed to the public in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Maxine Barritt was a community activist who lobbied to have this be a passive park when it was being built around 2010. The park is in city limits but is maintained by Sarasota County.

Its large picnic pavilion affords one of the most beautiful Gulf views in the area. The park has walking trails around a manmade lake, restrooms and plenty of parking. It is adjacent to the Paw Park on one side and Sharky's restaurant and the Venice Fishing Pier on the other. To reserve and rent the pavilion, call Sarasota County Parks and Recreation at 941-861-7275 or 941-861-5000.

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