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

The Venice Jetties were constructed and the channel between them dredged in 1937. The South Jetty is in the City of Venice; the North Jetty is in Nokomis and under the jurisdiction of Sarasota County.

Humphris Park is the entrance to the South Jetty. It is named for Thomas H. Humphris, who was mayor of Venice from 1972-73.

Amenities: Picnic tables, benches, showers, restrooms and food concession in area known for fishing, surfing, sunsets and Gulf view

As of January 2020, Humphris Park is closed nightly to vehicles from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. The park gates are closed and locked nightly during this time period, so please plan to have all vehicles out of the park before 12 a.m. These new designated hours make Humphris Park consistent with the operating hours of all other City of Venice beach parks. There are posted “No Parking” and park hours signage informing citizens of this change. A note that the Venice Fishing Pier is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for anglers.

Restrictions: Click here to view all restrictions

Location: 2000 Tarpon Center Drive, the west end of Tarpon Center Drive.

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