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Joan M. Durante Community Park

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If you are in Longboat Key Joan Durante Community Park is worth a quick visit. Nice views, great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nancy H
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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It was a cloudy day and we were looking for something to do, passed this park, not knowing anything... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5550 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1904
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are in Longboat Key Joan Durante Community Park is worth a quick visit. Nice views, great short walks, both water and tree/vegetation scenery. Young children will enjoy the playground equipment. Good for a 30 minute to 1 hour visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a cloudy day and we were looking for something to do, passed this park, not knowing anything about it. What a pleasant experience! Lots to see and beautiful walking paths.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Silverphl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant surprise to discover a 32 acre clean well maintained wetland park. The walking trail is well mapped, a combination of sea shells and all weather wood including a nice playground with clean toilet facility. Multiple views of the Sarosta bay. If in the area,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank OleD1111
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While out walking during a visit to the island we found this park and it is amazing. Great paths to walk with a playground for children and restrooms. Some of the paths are wooden and the park has lookout areas over the gulf. We liked...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheNomad456
Reviewed 7 February 2019

We stopped here while riding bikes on Longboat. Very nicely done with walking trails, a gazebo and a bay overlook.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Davanrn
Reviewed 31 January 2019 via mobile

This is a great little park on Longboat Key. It’s really not a destination park. We had a nice walk through while we were driving up toBradenton Beach, and we’d recommend the same to you. But it’s not worth a trip just for this.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cararro
Reviewed 27 January 2019

We took a bike ride to this park. Walked around the area and had a picnic lunch and hung out for a while just people watching and enjoying the scenery.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dolphindebb
Reviewed 24 January 2019

What a great little park! The seashell trails are very well kept. Much of the trails are shaded or partly shaded. They take you to the bay. It's a great place for a 15-20 minute walk and a great place to take the dogs.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

Great place to have an easy walk taking in the beautiful surroundings. Easy walk with shell paths or decking to walk on. Great for all ages. Very peaceful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pattyannwalshh
Reviewed 26 December 2018

The Joan M. Durante Park provides a unique look at the Sarasota bay front environment. It has a diverse population of vegation including mangrove & hammock trees, as well as others that thrive in salt marshes. Dozens of species of flowering plants can be found...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.