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.
Maxine Barritt ParkAmenities:
- Handicap Accessible Boardwalks
- Hiking Trails
- Litter Receptacles
- Pedestrian Walkway
- Picnic Pavilion
- Picnic Tables
- Tot Lots
NOTE: Please enjoy this park and beach while maintaining social distancing of 6 feet apart and avoiding large groups.
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.