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Everyone comes to Florida for its sun, but sometimes you want shade, peace and quiet. Venice has it, in its pretty parks 


Several public parks were included in the wonderful master plan for Venice Florida (map), and others have been added as the city expanded.

In addition, two fine state parks are only a short drive north from Venice.

Parks with beach access are described on the beaches page. Here are Venice's public city parks, from north to south:

Humphris Park

South Jetty, at the northern end of Venice Beach, is part of Humphris Park, which provides benches, toilets, shady trees, picnic tables, and parking lots, as well as excellent fishing opportunities for both people and pelicans.

Venetian Waterway Park

These twin parks along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway have benches, picnic tables and bike paths for your pleasure.

John Nolen Park

Bounded by Palmetto Court and Menendez Street and named for John Nolen, the visionary urban planner who designed Venice's original plan, Nolen Park has shade trees, benches, an open area for games, and a children's playground with slides and swings.

Blalock Park

The park around and west of the Venice Community Center, between Nassau Street and Pensacola Road, is small but pleasant and uncrowded.

West Blalock Park holds the wonderful Venice Arboretum, a collection of trees and plants of the region, all labeled and described. More than a dozen varieties of palm tree rise here, all signposted.

Venezia Park

South of Blalock Park, Venezia Park, at the west end of Palermo Place, is another of the shady parks included in Venice's historic master plan.

Myakka River State Park

Only a few miles north of Venice, Myakka River State Park affords a wilder atmosphere than Venice's city parks. More...

Oscar Scherer State Park

The larger Oscar Scherer State Park, farther north toward Sarasota, has more land area and extensive facilities. More...

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South Jetty, Venice Florida

South Jetty and Humphris Park, at the northernmost extent of Venice Beach.

Venice Arboretum, West Blalock Park, Venice FL