Dear Friends,

While community events are cancelled and we strive to follow social distancing in an effort to stop community spread of COVID-19, we also want to help our community during this difficult time with activities that are meant to engage, entertain, and provide stress relief for the time being.

Keep in mind that historic downtown Venice businesses and resturants remain open. Visit these local businesses during this difficult situation, but keep in mind good hygienic habits while doing so.

Please consider the following fun things to do around the Venice area. These actvities can be enjoyed by yourself, with your pet friend(s), and family!
Venice Beach is OPEN! Grab a sifter and go looking for a not-so elusive sharks' tooth!
Rent a boat or kayak and head out on the water for a great boating adventure!

Check out Legacy Trail for a bike ride.

Visit the Urban Forest. It is also a great place for a hike,
being out in nature, and looking for birds and wildlife.
Not too long ago, fairies came to Historic Downtown Venice and created the Kingdom of Venezia! If you or a child you love, also loves fairies, this exciting activity can be found at venicefairies.com !
Oscar Scherer is located at:
1843 S Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
The park is open from 8 a.m. until sundown, 365 days a year.
2 - 8 person occupied vehicle: $5 per vehicle.
Single person occupied vehicle: $4 per vehicle.
Pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with card holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass: $2 per person
Grab a canoe rental at Snook Haven and take a trip downt the Myakka River! Located at: 5000 E Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 Open 11:30am-8pm Everyday
And last but not least, now is the time to go find the sharks throughout downtown Venice! These beautiful little sculptures are 'hidden' in and around the Avenues of Venice. For more information and the clues to find them click here .
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