One of the nice lifestyle amenities of Lakewood Ranch is not quite in Lakewood Ranch itself.
Benderson Park is a Sarasota County park that is home to a world class rowing venue on a 400 acre lake. The finish house is easily distinguishable from I-75 and the adjacent UTC Mall.
The entire 600 acre park has 3.5 miles of walking and jogging trails and is dog friendly. It's also a site for a lot of local events such as concerts and 5-10K runs. There's even a launch for kayaks and paddleboards.
Benderson Park is home to the 2021 and 2022 Rowing Championships.
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