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.
- Canoe/Kayak Launch
- Drinking Fountain
- Hiking Trails
- Litter Receptacles
- Pedestrian Walkway
- Picnic Shelters
NOTE: The playground at this park will reopen to the public Saturday, June 13.
Legacy Park, located across from the historic Venice Train Depot, includes Venice's newest, train-themed playground, completed in early December 2017. The shaded playground structure, climbing apparatus, cornhole equipment and swings enhances the existing multi-use trail, kayak/canoe launch, picnic shelters, restrooms and parking facilities previously installed.
Funding was provided by Venice Service District Park Impact Fees, Florida Communities Trust, Florida Recreation Development Assistance Grant Program, Land & Water Conservation Fund, Recreational Trails Program, and the Florida Coastal Management Program.
To reserve a picnic shelter for a birthday party or other event, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.