Nathan Benderson Park, Sarasota

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Nathan Benderson Park, previously known as North Metro Park and Cooper Creek Park, is a 600-acre (240 ha) park in the U.S. state of Florida, owned by Sarasota County. It incorporates a 400-acre (160 ha) artificial lake in northern Sarasota County, directly south of the Manatee County county line, west of Interstate 75. The lake is a rowing venue and hosted the 2017 World Rowing Championships.
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  • Super nice unpaved trail that runs parallel with paved trail. My dog loves to go swimming there. Tons of parking. 
    Super nice unpaved trail that runs parallel with paved trail. My dog loves to go swimming there. Tons of parking.  more »
  • Our high school aged daughter recently competed in the Sarasota Invitational Regatta at Nathan Benderson Park. We were wowed by this facility! There are many excellent vantages from which to view the....  more
    Our high school aged daughter recently competed in the Sarasota Invitational Regatta at Nathan Benderson Park. We were wowed by this facility! There are many excellent vantages from which to view the....  more »
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  • It’s a good place for a workout but low on shade. Check local listings because they have frequent 5K races here. Or, if that’s not your thing, look for the crew practices or competitions!!! And there are various workouts available in the early mornings here at the tower.
  • I raced here this weekend and let me tell you it was so put together. My mom and my sisters had a playground and a trail to visit on site while watching the races. Amazing

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