Parks & Outdoor Activities

There is so much to do in and around the Sarasota area. Here is a short list of some of the dog-friendly beaches/parks as well as gardens, museums, excursions and more.

Dog Beaches & Parks

17th Street Paw Park is the longest dog park in Sarasota County
Gillespie Park – This dog park provides two fenced areas for pets near the basketball courts and other amenities
Arlington Paw Park, near downtown Sarasota, is another popular hangout for Sarasota’s canine set
Lakeview Paw Park  south of the city of Sarasota is a great spot
Woodmere Paw Park in Venice is a well-known dog park
Brohard Beach and Paw Park is one of the most unique dog parks on Florida’s Gulf Coast. An enclosed paw park offers all the amenities of other dog parks in the area, but if you go a little further, you’ll find Brohard Beach and lots of friendly pups splashing in the ocean


There are so many places that offer boat and jet-ski rentals as well as dolphin cruises, kayaking, cocktail sunsets and more. Here’s a 10 Best Sarasota Excursions List from Trip Advisor


We live in paradise and with that comes lots of flora and fauna. Here are some of the best places to see flowers and gardens.


Sarasota offers several museums as well as scientific studies on marine life and more. Here are a few local sites worth seeing.


Sarasota County has over 130 public parks – here is that list