Public invited 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to Explore Opportunities Offered at the Park
Sarasota, FL (March 11) – Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates (SANCA), the non-profit organization that operates and manages Nathan Benderson Park (NBP), will be hosting a family-friendly, community event showcasing everyday programming and amenities offered at NBP. Taking place on March 20th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will be open to the public and free of charge. Visitors will be able to see demonstrations and participate in many different activities currently offered at the park and learn more about future programming.
CTQ-FM 92.1 will be kicking off the fun with a live broadcast from the event. The Sarasota County Fire Department and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will have special activities for children, including the SWAT Junior Obstacle Course, armored truck, mounted patrol, fire safety house, and crime prevention table.
Survivors in Sync and BLEWByU, NBP’s dragon boat teams will be providing demonstrations on paddling techniques. Visitors will have the chance to try paddling a dragon boat, stand-up paddle boarding, or both. Other Learn to Row opportunities will also be available for those wishing to try. Canoe Kayak Canada, here practicing for the summer Olympics, will be racing to showcase their top speed to the crowd.
Other activities include Strider Bikes safety obstacle course and roller blading demonstrations. RC Sailboats will be on the water for radio controlled racing enthusiasts and, as always, the lake will be open for fishing.
Complimentary food and beverages will be available throughout the day. Staff from SANCA will be on hand to answer questions about future programming, summer camps, volunteer opportunities and exciting events happening at the park.
For more information, visit: www.nathanbendersonpark.org.
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The Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center, Inc. (SANCA), is a not-for-profit business created to manage Nathan Benderson Park, a community/public asset and world-class, multi-use sports venue. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for our community and be an economic generator for the Sarasota-Bradenton area. SANCA’s primary purpose is to develop and promote Nathan Benderson Park as a world-class event center, team training site and Sarasota County Park, while providing outreach programs through recreation, safety training, education and volunteering as a service to our community.