State Park, (941) 361-6511, 28,865-acres with woodland trails, and boardwalk along
1,500-acre Lake Myakka.
South Creek in the Oscar Scherer State Recreation Center (941-483-5956), 462
acres offers swimming, both fresh- and saltwater fishing, canoeing, boating, bicycling,
County Parks and Recreation Department (941-861-5000) operates several parks in
the Venice area with swimming, baseball, basketball, volleyball, softball, shuffleboard,
football, and soccer facilities.
North Jetty Park, one of the best surfing beaches on Florida's Gulf Coast,
(south end of Casey Key) is popular for fishing and volleyball too.