Gillespie Park Sarasota

A visit to Gillespie Park.

by and - last updated on 4/3/2024

Gillespie Park is a charming neighborhood nestled in the heart of Sarasota, Florida, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and a strong sense of community. Spanning over 10 acres, the park is a picturesque oasis with lush green spaces, towering oak trees, and meandering pathways, providing an idyllic setting for leisurely strolls and outdoor activities.

Its rich history dates back to the late 1800s, making it one of Sarasota\'s oldest neighborhoods. The area showcases an impressive collection of historic homes, reflecting various architectural styles and preserving the region's cultural heritage. Gillespie Park is not just a residential area but also a vibrant community hub, hosting regular events, festivals, and gatherings that foster a strong neighborhood spirit.

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A visit to Gillespie Park.

Gillespie Park Amenities

  • Bicycle Trails
  • Equipment/Facility Rental
  • Hiking Trails
  • Pet Friendly Park
  • Picnic Facilities (grills & tables)
  • Playground
  • Wildlife/Bird Watching
  • Family-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Pet-Friendly

Gillespie Park Hours

  • 8am to dusk daily

This park honors John Hamilton Gillespie, first mayor of Sarasota. It has two basketball courts, an off-leash dog park, picnic tables, playground, Police sub-station, fitness trail, three tennis courts, outside fitness areas and a pond. Leashed pets allowed outside of dog park.

A visit to Gillespie Park.
A visit to Gillespie Park.
A visit to Gillespie Park.
A visit to Gillespie Park.
A visit to Gillespie Park.
A visit to Gillespie Park.
A visit to Gillespie Park.
A visit to Gillespie Park.

Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the park's amenities, including playgrounds, basketball courts, and picnic areas, making it a popular destination for families and individuals seeking recreation and relaxation. The park's central location ensures easy access to nearby cultural attractions, shops, and restaurants, enhancing its appeal as an inviting and dynamic place to live and explore.

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