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

For up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus, visit

Get Updates on Local COVID-19 Response

Parks Directory

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
  • West Blalock Park

    1. Address:401 Pensacola Road
      Venice, FL 34285
    1. Arboretum
    2. Benches
    3. Commemorative Plaques
    4. Gazebo
    5. Litter Receptacles
    6. Pedestrian Walkway
    7. Picnic Tables
    8. Playground
    9. Statue(s)
    1. Parks


NOTE: Please enjoy this park while maintaining social distancing of 6 feet apart and avoiding large groups.

West Blalock Park, located across from the Triangle Inn/Venice Museum & Archives and the CommunityCenter, is named for James T. Blalock, who served as mayor of Venice from 1929-41. The statues in the park of a manatee, sea turtle, Florida panther and tarpon were created by Atlanta artist Thomas Prochnow.

West Blalock includes the Monty Andrews Arboretum, sidewalks, shade trees and a gazebo in an area sometimes used for special events, including the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in December. The arboretum names many types of palm trees and is decorated by Venice Area Beautification Inc. for the holidays.

Click here to view park restrictions



Return to full list >>