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 Nature Parks and Preserves

a walk in the park

The preserves provide the public with opportunities for nature-based recreation and environmental education.  


 Celery Fields Bird Watching

bird watching

 Discover Natural Sarasota


Discover Natural Sarasota and the Wild in you with The Sarasota County Field Guide to Conservation Lands. User-friendly and field-ready, the guide includes useful information to help visitors enjoy the beautiful natural lands that help support a healthy and vibrant community. Discover...

  • The best opportunities to enjoy nature your way with ‘What Kind of Wild Are You?'.
  • Where you might see a Scrub-jay or bald eagle using the 'Notable Species' locator.
  • Useful information about specific conservation lands - directions, recreation opportunities, maps– to help plan your visit.
  • More of what Sarasota has to offer with ‘Other Places to Visit.’

 Contact Us

​To learn more about specific land management practices or land acquisitions, call 941-861-5000. 


For information about upcoming nature walks, go to the Calendar of Events, select “Nature Walks” from the “All Events” drop down menu and click “GO.”



 Deer Prairie Creek Equestrian Trail

horseback riding

 Additional Information

expand Maps & Plans : Land Management Plan ‎(3)
expand Maps & Plans : Wildlife & Infomation ‎(7)

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