A Taste of the SEA

Mote Marine and UTC to Host Tasting Event at Nathan Benderson Park

Join the University Town Center and Mote Marine for an evening of outdoor dining and music.

04/13/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Sports

New World Championship Events Coming to Nathan Benderson Park

They include a canoe marathon and the stand-up paddling world championships.

04/11/2022 By Staff

Gotta Run

Run One Of These Fun Races in Sarasota This March

From Mote Marine's Run for the Turtles to a Lucky Leprechaun Race at Nathan Benderson Park, these races are sure to keep you fit.

03/08/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Dedications

Bill Robinson Lakeside Loop Will Be Dedicated Jan. 29

Robinson was the founder of Fit2Run and established Robinson Preserve in northwest Bradenton.

01/21/2022 By Staff

Green Space

More Than 300 New Trees to Be Planted at Nathan Benderson Park This Week

The 325 trees will join 100 planted in 2020 and will address visitors’ desire for more shade.

09/01/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 3-9

Pride Month celebrations, summer movies at Sarasota Opera House, a jazz brunch and more.

06/03/2021 By Kay Kipling

Merrily, merrily, merrily

Sarasota Will Host the National Women's Rowing Championship This Weekend

College athletes from across the country will gather to compete, starting on Friday, May 28.

05/26/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Dec. 17-23

Asolo Rep gives us a little Christmas, it's Fiesta! Friday at Nathan Benderson Park, holiday pops ring out, and more.

12/17/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Oct. 22-28

The Sarasota Ballet kicks off its digital fall season, concerts of all kinds and a fiesta or two.

10/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Regatta News

Nathan Benderson Park to Host National Dragon Boat Championship in 2021

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Dragon Boat Federation is hopeful that people will still travel internationally for the competition.

08/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 23-29

Water sports at Nathan Benderson Park, the finale of Asolo Rep’s "Making Musicals," talks with artists and authors, and more.

07/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

Top Events

What to Do This Week in Sarasota: July 2-8

Fireworks on the Lake, Choral Artists present “American Fanfare,” The Planetarium at Bishop reopens, and more.

07/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Things To Do

Learn to Row at Nathan Benderson Park

The four-day course starts May 16.

05/06/2020 By Ilene Denton

Run For It

‘Go the Social Distance’ in a New Series of Virtual Races at Nathan Benderson Park

Compete for prizes in one mile, 5K, 10K and half-marathon races, all at your own pace and place.

04/22/2020 By Ilene Denton

Sail Away

Charting the Small Sea Adventures of the Sarasota Model Yacht Club

The club has 110 members from their early 30s up to 95, and they practice three days a week at NBP.

03/02/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Real Estate

Developer Purchases Former Albertsons Location on U.S. 41 in Venice

Plans for the property, which is now owned by Benderson Realty Development, have not been disclosed.

02/27/2020 By Staff

Weekly Planner

A Taco Festival, a Friendsgiving Potluck and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: lessons on how to prepare holiday treats and a class in the subtle art of food photography.

11/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Glow up

Water Lantern Festival Comes to Sarasota Next Month

The event will allow guests to release a personalized floating lantern at Nathan Benderson Park.

09/17/2019 By Olivia Epstein

New Hires

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates Elects New Chair and Appoints Two Board Members

The organization is setting its sights on the future of Nathan Benderson Park.

06/06/2019 By Staff

Government

County Names New Parks and Recreation Director

Sarasota County recently hired Nicole Rissler as the new director of the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department.

11/09/2018 By Staff