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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.

Pinebrook1Pinebrook2Pinebrook Park is owned by the City of Venice and is maintained by a cooperative effort between the City and Sarasota County. The Friends of Pinebrook Park association has adopted the park and its members are handling activities such as park cleanup and trimming and removal of brush and trees.

Sitting on 77+ acres, this park offers a fitness and nature trail that meanders through pine flatwoods and many varieties of flora and fauna, some natural and some invasive. 

The original fitness trail was opened in October, 1980.  The trail, at a distance of 1.6 miles, was designed and constructed by governmental and community organizations including City of Venice Public Works, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, Boy Scouts of America Troop 77 and the Sertoma Club of Venice.

The trail was renovated with the Fit Trail system in the spring of 1991 by the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department. This 20-station system offers a combination of physical and stretching exercises. Several of the fitness stations border Curry Creek. The creek area is a beautiful, scenic setting where individuals can enjoy a gentle stroll or a quiet pause on benches. The fitness stations include knee lift, body raise, sit-ups, side bends and many opportunities to check heartbeat, learn fitness facts and release tension.

While waPinebrook3lking along the trails, visitors may see a variety of native habitats including oak-palm hammock and varieties of maple trees.  You may also encounter a variety of wildlife species such as rattlesnakes, gopher tortoises, eagles, bobcat, coyotes and an assortment of birds. Note: There are no restrooms or drinking water available; please plan accordingly.





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