Joan M. Durante Community Park, Longboat Key

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  • We stumbled across this great park as we were driving along the coast. We enjoyed the trails and views.  more »
  • Beautiful trails, sturdy well made Boardwalk. Scenic places to stop and gaze at the water in Lemon Bay. There are bathrooms with paper towels to dry your hands and a playground for the kids. Nice park...  more »
  • This little gem of a park is a delightful and easy walk through the woods to the water. There is also a playground and bathrooms. Parking is easy and plentiful when we were there.  more »
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  • Something for every nature lover here. The paths and boardwalk offer a close up look at a mangrove ecosystem. Great trails for walking, biking and flat enough to navigate with most strollers. Beautiful views of Sarasota bay. We saw jellyfish and horseshoe crabs. There was a great playground with restrooms and picnic tables. Great break from the beach.
  • Great place to get away and meditate. I went with friends in the evening and it was very peaceful and quiet. A handful of couples were going for a walk. It seems to be a nice spot for a romantic walk.
  • A mix of crushed-shell pathways and elevated walkways wind through the most beautiful mangrove thicket. There are scenic lookouts over Sarasota bay and benches scattered along the trail, along with a wide variety of subtropical flora. If you are not traveling with noisy kids you will see lots of the critters that reside in the thicket. If you are traveling with noisy kids you will still see quite a few. The ibis in particular seemed unfazed by the shouts of excitement from my 6 year old. The park also has a nice playground with a well-kept restroom nearby and a small pond at the entrance with a fountain and a few ducks. There is also a large pavilion in the center, providing shelter and shade with a beautiful view
  • Beautiful park with walkways through the mangroves, benches by the bay, a playground, and more. Plenty of geckos around, and, if you look closely, some impressively constructed spider webs.
  • I love this park because the bike/walking trails are super awesome! It is fun to explore the park, and to look at the botanical gardens. The park also has a play set and many places to rest along the exclusive trails.

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