The Katie Pierola Sunset Park is located on Gulf Drive right on the beach and features picnic tables sheltered under ‘Tiki’ huts. Great views of the beach especially at sunset are found here.
The Herb Dolan Park, on 26th Street North and Avenue A, is an open area with a terrific view of the Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Sound and Tampa Bay. Picnic areas, basketball court, playing field, swing set, play structure and a Kayak launch are among the features to be found here.
The Lou Barolo Park is located on Highland Ave at 4th Street north and features a picnic area, play structure and basketball court..
John Chappie Park located at 1400 Gulf Dr. N. is in development and once complete will feature beach access, wildlife education, benches and a trolley stop.
Also located within the city are County managed parks including Coquina Park, Coquina Bayside and Leffis Key Nature Walk.