Blackburn Point Park Addition

Just the Facts

  • 11.4 acres
  • Land Acquired in 2006
  • Access to Little Sarasota Bay
  • Owned and Managed by Sarasota County
  • Open to the Public

The Story

Serving as the acquisition agent for Sarasota County, Conservation Foundation facilitated the County’s purchase of this critical water access property. Integral to this successful acquisition was Conservation Foundation’s award of a significant grant through the Florida Communities Trust (FCT) program. For years, FCT provided an invaluable source of money to purchase land to create local parks. The addition to Blackburn Point Park opened in 2015.

Why It Matters

Whereas most towns in our region have a public beach, the town of Osprey does not, due to private ownership of Casey Key. Blackburn Point Park was created in order to provide a critically needed, and much loved water access park for the community. Located on Little Sarasota Bay and Dryman Bay along the Intracoastal Waterway, it also provides easy boat access to the Gulf of Mexico through the Venice Inlet. A boat ramp, picnic areas, restrooms, docks, fishing pier, and other amenities make this a great place to enjoy the water in the Osprey area.

Getting There

The park is located at 800 Blackburn Point Road, Osprey, FL

Need to Know

For directions, hours, rules, and more information visit the Sarasota County website.

More Information

Blackburn Point Park – Sarasota County Parks

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