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Joan M. Durante Community Park reviews
My husband & I spent about 45 minutes walking in this park. Not overly crowded, but is popular with dog walkers. Benches are spaced nicely along the gravel walkways, some wooden walkways too... more »
Have been to Longboat Key many times but had never gone into this park.. Found it be quite nice with a variety of walking paths and views. Be sure to get a pamphlet to see what is available and... more »
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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