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The Celery Fields

#23 of 144 things to do in Sarasota Features Animals
Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240
+1 941-861-5000
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Absolutely Unique

The Celery Fields is a pristine Preserve, wildlife habitat, bird sanctuary, and recreation area... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sarasota, Florida
Best place for a jog up a hill

Get here early (before sunrise) and hike up the big hill. When the sun rises, the large liger... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarasota, Florida
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Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34240
+1 941-861-5000
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Reviewed yesterday

The Celery Fields is a pristine Preserve, wildlife habitat, bird sanctuary, and recreation area that largely came about by chance after Sarasota County dug out large areas to manage stormwater. The earth that was dug out was used to buiild a "mound" that's 85' high,...More

Thank crowdedfalafel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get here early (before sunrise) and hike up the big hill. When the sun rises, the large liger (cross between tiger and lion) roars, and it is quite a treat! Big cat sanctuary is right next door, and the liger predictably roars at sunrise. I...More

Thank adambright2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids or go for a picnic, especially on a cooler day like today. Take the dog, mountain bike, put on your jogging clothes...a good energetic walk or run around the top is a perfect start to the day!

Thank bussibee
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We planned to go to Big Cat Recue and I saw that a place called Celery Field Park was next to it. So, why not go take a look? So glad we did! When you arrive, you see a very big hill in the center...More

1  Thank ManondB
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We love getting exercise by walking and this wonderful place has it all. Probably the only hill climb in Florida, plus you can enjoy migratory birds on both the upper and lower walks.

Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Great place to run or walk and bird watch--We call it "Lions' Roar Hill from the nearby big cat sanctuary. climb the hill and listen to the lions roar at feeding time (4-5 PM).

Thank Juan D
Reviewed 7 June 2017

If looking for birds, go early in the day. If looking to exercise at elevation for florida go anytime. Audobon center very helpful. good parking

Thank dhkessler
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Celery fields is a water shed management area, turned bird sanctuary, turned extensive walking, hiking trails area, exercise area for the fitness folks. BUT ... CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, THE CITY FATHERS ARE ACTUALY THINKING, PROPOSING TO ALLOW A RECYCLING PLANT TO BE BUILT RIGHT...More

3  Thank foodone
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The Celery Fields is one of my favorite spots in Sarasota. We like to walk the dog in the early mornings on the weekend and get a good workout in the evenings running up and down the big front hill. The dog likes the grass...More

1  Thank Crispy12
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lots of bird watching opportuinities, Audubon Society has erected a viewing pavallon. Tallest hill in the area, so its great for sunset, plus a real cardio experiance. Trails abound. Remember its warm in the summer so early in the morning is recommended and bring water...More

1  Thank sarslim
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16 April 2017|
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Response from AllSpin | Reviewed this property |
Yes, perfect and flat too!
3 June 2016|
Response from lori b | Reviewed this property |
A History of the Celery Fields This article was adapted by Arny Rawson from History and Agriculture in Sarasota County Florida, published by the Sarasota County Fair and Sarasota County Historical Commission, 1976. From... More
Colby C
22 January 2016|
Response from Kimberly H |
Yes, dogs are allowed