The Perfect Gift

On Mother’s Day, Walk This Way to Payne Park

The city park is beautiful, easy to access, and—important right now—has plenty of room to roam.

05/06/2020 By Ilene Denton

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Parks & Rec

Payne Park Skate Park Now Free to Public

The previous user fee has been eliminated.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Parks

Payne Park Skate Park to Temporarily Close Beginning Nov. 15

A request for proposals issued by the City last month resulted in no responses from parties interested in taking over the operations at the park, including the current vendor.

11/13/2019 By Staff

Recreation

Park Management Changing Hands

Next month, five City of Sarasota parks and recreation facilities now maintained by Sarasota County through an inter-local agreement will return to the city.

09/17/2018 By Staff

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

Food News

Cafe in the Park Hosts New Pop-Up Dinner Series

Cafe in the Park is the location for a new series of weekly pop-up seafood dinners hosted by the CeviChela Project, Darwin Santa Maria and Tom Harris' new collaboration.

04/18/2016 By Megan McDonald