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

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

Deals

Sarasota County and Mote Agree to Terms for Land for New Aquarium

The deal will allow Mote Marine Laboratory to move forward with plans to build its new Science Education Aquarium on 11.5 acres at Nathan Benderson Park.

10/25/2018 By Staff

Planning

Panel to Discuss Benderson Rowing Facility, Public-Private Partnerships

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is discussing concerns about public funding for projects like the rowing park on Jan. 8.

01/02/2018 By staff

Construction

Builders Group Networking Social to Be Held at Rowing Park

The Gulf Coast Builders Xchange is holding its fall networking social from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

08/28/2017 By staff

New hires

Rowing Park Nonprofit Picks New Leader

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc., the nonprofit that manages Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, recently hired Stephen Rodriguez as its president and chief executive officer.

07/21/2017 By staff

Media

NBC Sports Group to Broadcast Some of This Fall's Rowing Championships

Portions of the 2017 World Rowing Championships, hosted by Sarasota's Nathan Benderson Park, will be broadcast by the NBC Sports Group.

06/07/2017 By staff

Tourism

Rowing Youth Championships Coming to Sarasota

Nathan Benderson Park will host the USRowing Youth National Championships June 9-11.

06/01/2017 By staff

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: Dec. 15-21

Sarasota Ballet presents Jewels, free screening of Frozen at Benderson Park and more.

12/14/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 9 Things to Do: Nov. 3-9

Cine-World Festival, free family festival at Bay Preserve, the Medieval Fair opens, and lots more.

11/03/2016 By Ilene Denton

Footy's Notebook

Aussie Rules Football Championships Kick Off in Lakewood Ranch This Weekend

Sarasota-Bradenton hosts yet another massive sports event this weekend.

10/13/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Weekly Planner

Eat Like a Local Restaurant Week, Retrobaked's Third Anniversary Extravaganza and More Local Food Events

Including two local restaurant weeks and a Craft Beer Festival.

10/05/2016 By Lana Allen