We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great sports venue”

Nathan Benderson Park
Ranked #36 of 144 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
New Port Richey, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Great sports venue”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

The park offers a great place for all types of paddling and rowing, excellent bike and walking trails, plus plenty of parking. The Sunshine State Games were held there, with great success. The washrooms are still in the process of being built and there is still a lot of construction going on, but this is a great park, especially for water sports.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
4 Thank Florida_Pat2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

149 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    83
    45
    14
    2
    5
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Sarasota, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful addition to Sarasota!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I saw a previous review that was critical, but it was written prior to the park even having it's grand opening in May of 2014 or the roads and bridges opening. It is a beautiful facility and the work on it continues to make it better and better. I drive by it daily on my way to work and see many people enjoying the area for boating, jogging, walking and picnics...in addition to rowing events! Give this time...it will, indeed, fulfill the status of world class!

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank jkw93
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Amherst, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Idea lousy execution”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This is listed as a world class rowing facility but there is little to no parking no real bathroom facilities and really disorganized. Definitely NOT world class!!!!The website does not list times for events just dates. When we tried to park we were sent to a full lot, then sent to park in an area that said "no event parking".
So frustrated we left sooner than we liked to. They really need to get their act together before holding national and international games. Right now it's under construction where they are wasting $42 million is beyond me. Typical government waste and mismanagement!!

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
4 Thank Vdubfixer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Nathan Benderson Park also viewed

Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sarasota, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Nathan Benderson Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing