Planning

Effort to Extend Legacy Trail Moves Forward

The Trust for Public Land and Sarasota County announced the purchase of 2.7 miles of former railroad right-of-way to extend The Legacy Trail to downtown Sarasota.

12/21/2017 By staff

Planning

Grand Opening for Revamped Longboat Key Park Is Nov. 8

New Bayfront Park amenities and enhancements include a kayak launch; pickleball, shuffleboard and basketball courts; a children's area and playground; and more.

11/01/2017 By staff

Planning

City Wants Public Input on Parks and Recreation Priorities

Two public open houses this week are being held to receive community input on the city's social, cultural and recreational needs and priorities.

10/30/2017 By staff

Planning

Downtown Park, Streetscape Plans to Be Discussed Aug. 16

The City of Sarasota is organizing a community presentation on plans for a downtown park, as well as the Lemon Avenue streetscape.

08/10/2017 By staff

Honors

City Renaming Sarasota Park After 'Mr. Downtown'

The City of Sarasota is holding a dedication and ribbon cutting to rename Pineapple Park as Paul N. Thorpe Jr. Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22.

07/21/2017 By staff

Planning

North Port Approves Plans for New Aquatic Center

The North Port City Commission on Monday approved plans for a new aquatic center with a lazy river, water slides, a lap pool and more.

05/23/2017 By staff

Review

Urbanite Theatre's Bo-Nita Delivers Smart, Twisted Fun

Actress Terri Weagant takes on this one-woman show with zest.

04/03/2017 By Kay Kipling Photography by Don Daly

Heat Index

You and Your Pup Can Now Enjoy Most Sarasota County Parks

On Jan. 1, Sarasota County opened most of its parks to dogs.

03/01/2017 By Susan Burns

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Mid-Century Bargain in Kensington Park

The home was owned by Andrew Weaving, who wrote the famous book Sarasota Modern.

02/02/2017 By Robert Plunket

Construction

Grand Opening for New Neighborhood Announced

The private homebuilder Ashton Woods this week announced the grand opening of its newest community of townhomes: Hammock Park.

11/22/2016 By staff

Construction

Builder Completes Model Home in New Neighborhood

The private homebuilder Ashton Woods recently completed a new model home available for viewing in Palmer Park.

11/02/2016 Research by staff

Of Swamps and Seashores

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park System

Environmental reporter Craig Pittman on enjoying Florida's national parks.

09/28/2016 By Craig Pittman

Construction

New Townhome Development Announced

Ashton Woods, one of the nation’s largest private homebuilders, recently unveiled plans for its newest Sarasota townhome development: Hammock Park.

09/06/2016 Research by staff

Planning

County Exploring North Trail Park Possibilities

Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department is asking for community input on a future neighborhood park at the corner of 46th Street and North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

08/10/2016 Research by staff

Real estate

Grand Opening for New Sarasota Neighborhood

The private homebuilder Ashton Woods this week announced the grand opening of its newest community: Palmer Park, which contains 35 single-family residences.

07/27/2016 Research by staff

Natural Beauty

Photographer Clyde Butcher Celebrates America's National Parks

A new book just out features dozens of Butcher's signature black-and-white photos of national parks.

07/26/2016 By Kay Kipling

Park It

July is National Park and Recreation Month

Celebrate with fun upcoming events at Sarasota County parks.

07/05/2016 By Megan McDonald

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Bird Key Park

John Pirman illustrates Bird Key Park.

06/22/2016 Illustrations by John Pirman

Preview

Urbanite Theatre Announces Second Season

After a strong first-year outing, the downtown theater company returns with five regional premieres.

05/17/2016 By Kay Kipling

Family Fun Guide

Eight Great Sarasota Playgrounds

Looking for a great local playground for the little ones? We've got you covered.

05/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker