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.

  • Paw Park

    1. Address:1600 S. Harbor Drive
      Venice, FL 34285
    1. Benches
    2. Dog Park
    3. Drinking Fountain
    4. Drinking Fountains For Dogs
    5. Litter Receptacles
    6. Picnic Tables
    7. Shower(s)
    1. Beach
    2. Parks

Brohard Paw Park

NOTE: Please enjoy the fenced-in play area and dog beach while maintaining social distancing of 6 feet apart and avoiding large groups. Please pick up after your pet.

Fenced dog play yard leads to the only beach area in Sarasota County where dogs are allowed. Other amenities are picnic tables, benches, dog waste bags, showers, and drinking fountains for humans and dogs. Open daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. Within city limits but maintained by the county. To the south is South Brohard, providing beach access for humans only, includes boardwalks, benches and showers. Parking available at both locations.

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