Nathan Benderson Park is located in Sarasota, Florida. It is North America’s premier 2,000-meter sprint course and regatta center. Over $40 million is committed to the facility’s future development, including a multi-function boathouse and athlete training center, starting huts and finish towers, grand stands and a state of the art boat maintenance and testing facility. Most of these facilities will be constructed on a first of its kind “regatta island” – an Olympic Village type setting which will provide competitors the support and focus which rowing demands, and spectators a viewing and entertainment platform unparalleled at sprint courses elsewhere in the world.
The Park will also be home to numerous other paddle sport competitions, from dragon boats to canoe and kayak races, as well as triathlon and cross country events. And to top it all off, the Park is located immediately adjacent to University Town Center – Southwest Florida’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination opening in October 2014!
Nathan Benderson Park is a unique 600-acre park which provides the public access to a 400-acre lake. The county purchased the site in the early 1990’s. Before that, the property had been an active shell excavation pit for road construction fill. Cooper Creek enters the east side of the large lake and
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Nathan Benderson Park is a dog friendly, community park & event center. As a world class rowing venue, we are host to the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
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The 5k Zombie Run Sarasota
WHAT The 5k Zombie Run Sarasota 1.20.2018 The choice is yours: -Be a Runner (human) and run from the Zombies. -Be a Zombie and pull the runner's flags as they run through your "Zombie Zone."
The 5k Color Blast Sarasota
Come have a BLAST with us! You will run, walk, or skip your way through 5 color zones where we'll cover you in color. Have a blast as you are turned into a human canvas.
NBP Community Movie Night - Sleepless in Seattle
at Nathan Benderson Park
Join us and Sarasota Film Festival for a free screening of Sleepless in Seattle! The event will be held on Regatta Island, make sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!
7th Annual Superhero 5K and Fun Run
The 7th Annual Superhero 5K and 1 mile Fun Run will be held on February 17, 2018, at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. This is a local Foster Care Awareness Event -- Even Superman Needed Foster Parents!
My Hometown Fest 2018
at Nathan Benderson Park
Join us for Southwest Florida's biggest and best spring festival, featuring food, music, craft beer and fun for all ages.
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