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Joan M. Durante Community Park

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Easy to find, easy to walk

We were staying on Anna Maria Island and took a quick trip to Longboat Key to explore the island... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cornelius, North Carolina
nice trail

the first time i came here i didnt think much of it but went back recently and realized there was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
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5550 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1904
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying on Anna Maria Island and took a quick trip to Longboat Key to explore the island. This place was very easy to find, easy to park and easy to walk. Pathways were very well maintained, and it was relatively quiet during our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jakeman35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the first time i came here i didnt think much of it but went back recently and realized there was more trail then i knew about the first time. has a boardwalk with nice lookout points. also has a playground and pavillion. nice for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Excursion09751623210
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Very lovely to walk and see birds and wildlife. A real gem and it’s free. There is a playground for children, restrooms and drinking fountains even for dogs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Karen G
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The trails are winding and lead to the water's edge for beautiful views of Sarasota Bay. Amenities include a playground, restrooms and pavilion and plenty of parking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iamapremo
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the park on August 19, 2018 and unfortunately the current issues with the harmful algal bloom (HAB) or “red tide” rather spoilt our visit. Our brief walk left us with the impression of a well-tended park but at one point the boardwalk cuts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hammerboro
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Me & my boyfriend chose this Park because of reviews we read. The nature walk through the mangroves and the trees and many docks to stop off and look over the bay was beautiful. Seen lots of crabs , jumping fish and birds. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kamkam18
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is the arguably one of the most amazing parks on the West Coast of Florida. Perfect for walkers (20 acres of amazing trails!), dog walkers (bag stations all over) and families with kids- huge, fancy and well maintained playground on one end of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank nikkisjunk
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We visited Aa Maria Island last week and walked our lab Annie every day but one at this great little park on the bay. We always enjoyed it while we were snow birds before moving to Florida 6 years ago. The views are incredible and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 108Linda
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This is a very clean park with a playground, restrooms, and nice walking trails. If you walk back to the water's edge, there are tons of jumping fish. There are numerous coastal birds and ducks also.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kal_C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great nature walk on Sarasota Bay with fun children's play area. Facilities are very clean. Gardens are beautiful. So many birds and sea life to be seen.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank christea2017
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Sue D
5 January 2017|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Much of the parking area is gravel ,but the trails are certainly amenable to a scooter. Have fun.