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Renovations planned for Lakeview Park

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It was a surprise to learn that there are some folks who live in Lake Sarasota who are unaware of lovely Lakeview Park which sits right next to the neighborhood, running along Lago Road and Hand Road.

The Sarasota Parks and Rec dept. has decided to make some improvements to Lakeview, and they'll be asking for suggestions, ideas, from the neighbors as well as from those who use the various facilities in the park, including the dog park.

With its canals and old "stadium seating" on the lake, the park has traces of its early days as Sunshine Springs and Gardens, a resort that was in truth an extended marketing event to get people to come see property in Eastern Sarasota County.








The park is also used regularly for two sports that folks of all ages enjoy, disc golf and petanque. The Sky Pilots, a local disc golf club, regularly stages tournaments here. And the Sarasota Petanque Club plays on Sundays and Thursdays, and has a qualifying world championship tournament coming on N…

Sarasota County Updates

County gets new community garden SATURDAY: You're invited to a fall festival celebrating the grand opening of Sarasota County's newest community garden at Bee Ridge Park, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon.  Sign up now for Sandy Claws Beach Run Preregister now for the 37th annual Sandy Claws Beach Run scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, on Siesta Beach. Mobile health services canceled at three Goodwill locations in October The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County's Health In Motion Mobile Medical Unit staff is canceling visits to three Goodwill locations in Sarasota County during October.  Help your community learn about emergencies The county's Emergency Services' All Hazard Neighborhood Preparedness Program helps neighbors and communities prepare for, prevent and assist each other during emergencies. South Venice community cleanup scheduled Sarasota County Development Services and Code Enforcement will hold its annual free community cleanup for the South Venice area…

Sarasota County News and Updates: Healthcare assistance, New Community Garden on Bee Ridge, more...

No-cost assistance for those seeking health insurance begins As of Tuesday, Oct. 1, local residents may get get live, in-person help with applying for and choosing new coverage options in the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Libraries announces 2014 'One Book' One Book One Community is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with the announcement of the 2014 One Book at special events in October. And the winning book this year is...  County improves online permitting Local contractors may now apply for building permits through Sarasota County's updated online system. Green Business Partnership adds members Fifteen new companies have demonstrated their commitment to the environment by joining Sarasota County's Green Business Partnership program. County gets new community garden You're invited to a fall festival celebrating the grand opening of Sarasota County's newest community garden at Bee Ridge Park, 4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.-noon.  '…