Visitors at Landfill Site

June 5, 2023

The Landfill site has temporarily reopened to visitors through Sept. 30, 2023. Access is subject to change based on operational needs at the site.

Survey Open for Resilient SRQ Countywide Uses

June 5, 2023

Community members are invited to participate in the newly-launched Resilient SRQ survey to provide feedback for the forthcoming public action plan and potential use of funds to support recovery efforts countywide from the impacts of Hurricane Ian.

The survey is available at from June 2 through June 28. Paper copies are also available at county libraries, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and Sustainability Sarasota office, and several community centers and parks.

In addition to the survey, community members may also provide feedback during one of the Resilient SRQ public meetings at the following locations and times:

• 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., June 21, at Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Public Library, 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd, Venice

• 6 to 8 p.m., June 22, at Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota

• 2 to 4 p.m., June 24, at Shannon Staub Public Library, 4675 Career Lane, North Port

Indian Mound Park - Asphalt Work

June 2, 2023

Anderson Asphalt will be resurfacing the asphalt sections on the parking lot of Indian Mound Park. The park will not require a full closure. However, the boat ramp/launch will not be accessible for a portion of the project.

Boaters are encouraged to use the launch at Manasota Beach Park, 8570 Manasota Key Road Englewood, FL 34223.

Work is expected to be completed June 13th - June 15th.

Location: Indian Mound Park, 210 Winson Ave., Englewood, FL 34223

The Legacy Trail Tree Removal - June 6, 2023

June 1, 2023

June 6: The Legacy Trail (between Laurel Road and SR 681)

Sarasota County will be using heavy equipment to remove a tree along the Legacy Trail. The trail will be temporarily closed in the area they are working, and pedestrians and cyclists may be required to either turnaround or wait for periods of up to 15 minutes.

Please go slow and use caution where activity is present.

Snook Haven Restaurant (Updated Business Hours) - June 2023

May 31, 2023

Snook Haven Restaurant within Snook Haven Park, will have updated business hours for the month of June 2023.

OPEN: Tuesday through Sunday 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM

CLOSED: Mondays

Location: 5000 E. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34292

Unseparated Waste Information (New Tipping Fee Rates) - Construction and Demolition (C&D) Materials

May 31, 2023

On May 24, the Sarasota County Commission adopted new tipping fee rates for Construction and Demolition (C&D) materials. One significant change is the fee for “unseparated waste” which refers to C&D materials that are mixed with non C&D materials.

The adopted rates can be viewed here:

2023 Kids’ Summer Beach Runs

May 30, 2023

• Free 1-mile run for kids, 18 and under.

• Participants receive a ribbon and popsicle each week.

• Run 4 times and earn a custom event t-shirt and coupons for discounts at New Balance and Gecko’s along with additional giveaways.


• Siesta Beach, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, June 6 thru July 25, meet at the playground.

• North Brohard Park, 1850 Harbor Drive, Venice, June 7 thru July 26, meet underneath Fin’s Restaurant.

- Weekly from June 6, 2023, to July 26, 2023. No runs the week of July 4th.

- Tuesdays at Siesta Beach

- Wednesdays at North Brohard Park

- Registration starts at 5:30pm

- Staggered start at 6:30pm

• Inclement weather: Runs will be held unless lightning is within 10 miles of event location around the start time. Park staff will make the call around 6:15pm if the run will be cancelled or not. Call 311 or check Sarasota County Government Facebook page to learn if the run has been cancelled for the day.

Improvements to be made at Red Bug Slough Preserve

May 15, 2023

Proposed improvement projects are set to take place at the Red Bug Slough Preserve, starting May 22, 2023, concluding early 2024.

Main parking area and restrooms are closed. All other areas of the site will remain open for public access for walk-ins.

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