Joan M. Durante Community Park, Longboat Key

4.8
#3 of 9 in Things to do in Longboat Key
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Joan M. Durante Community Park Reviews
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  • Unless I am mistaken, I think this is the only public playground on LBK. After a few days with the kids at the beach and taking walks nothing was calming them down so we Googled playground and found t...  more »
  • This park is very well maintained, and the best part is that it’s dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on leashes here, there is even a doggie drinking fountain. There are trails that lead through mangroves...  more »
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  • This is one of the better city preserves I've come across in my travels. The park features shady walk paths, long nature trails, abundant wild life. And it's one of the few dog-friendly places in a VERY, VERY uptight and dog-unfriendly area. They have mutt mitts and dog fountains and cool wooden walkways that don't burn doggie feet on hot days. There are no places for beach access (it's on the bay side, and condos have pretty much taken over the beach access) but there's a few bay overlooks so the poorer members of society can actually enjoy a tiny piece of nature.
  • We found this park by chance just driving around, but it is well maintained and beautiful. This is a perfect place for a picnic, boating, or fishing. There is even a little nature center there to view some of the harder to see wildlife.

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