Venice is the ideal place to explore the great outdoors. If it’s birding or fishing, surfing or kayaking, biking or walking, diving or shelling… you can do it here. And, whether you think of them as indoor or outdoor activities, shopping and dining are always options in Historic Downtown Venice!
The Parks of Venice
Venice is known for its many free parks. From the Paw Park where your dogs can play in the Gulf of Mexico, to Centennial Park where music plays almost every day in the Gazebo, to the newly built Legacy Park where children’s imagination goes wild on the train themed play ground equiptment. Don’t miss the many wonderful parks of Venice:
- The Venice Arboretum at West Blalock Park
- Basketball, Shuffleboard, and Tennis Courts at Hecksher Park
- Intergenerational Splash Fountain at Centennial Park
- Public Golf & Driving Range
Check out the City of Venice’s Park Directory.
The Beaches of Venice
From Venice Beach, home of the Venice Beach Pavilion, to the area’s only dog beach, Venice has something for every beach fan.
A Bridge between Two Worlds
The Legacy Trail Overpass will connects the Legacy Trail the Venetian Trail to Downtown Venice in a safe and stylish way. If you enjoy camping vacations, the Overpass will allow campers in Oscar Scherer State Park bicycle and pedestrian access to Venice and its beaches without having to navigate US 41.