Weekend Fun in North Port, Florida

North Port is the ultimate location for those seeking adventurous activities for the whole family.

Whether it’s enjoying the natural outdoor offerings or visiting one of North Port’s attractions, activities are in abundance for a day well spent.

If you’re in the mood for more adventure head to Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing, but if you’re looking for something more inspirational, consider the North Port Performing Arts Center, where a variety of performances and concerts brings you back to the culture of the arts.

Check out a few fun and adventurous things to do right here in  the City of North Port.

Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing

One of North Port, Florida’s attractions is Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing, a 10 acre park nestled along the Myakka River.

There are two ways to enjoy this scenic park – by land or by water. A 0.4-mile trail will loop you through a boardwalk lined with trees to a picnic area and the shore of the Myakka River. If you prefer to experience by water, launch a canoe or kayak downstream to the Myakka River Rookery.

If you’re looking for a destination to enjoy Florida’s nature with the whole family, take the short 10-minute drive from Wellen Park for the day!

Atwater Community Park

Beat the summer heat, Atwater Community Park should be top of your list.

This North Port attraction is home to four Little League fields and, when you’re done tossing the ball around, a splash pad provides a welcome cool down spot.

It’s also a great location to host a party. With ample seating, open-air pavilions, and a sports-themed playground, it’s the perfect spot to keep the kids busy this summer.

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CoolToday Park

Calling all baseball fans!

CoolToday Park is home to Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves.

Outside of spring training, the park hosts trivia, live music, movie nights, and special events at the Tomahawk Tiki Bar & Grill. Check out their Facebook page for the latest event information.

North Port Performing Arts Center

Featuring a wide variety of concerts – from band and symphony to choral – the North Port Performing Arts Association offers nearly 20 annual events at the Performing Arts Center.

This auditorium, created by former city manager of North Port, also attracts off-Broadway plays, professional musical groups and a wide variety of performances, and is a wonderful opportunity to be immersed in the culture of the performing arts.

Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park

Experience Old Florida nature with winding rustic paths, footbridges and wooded trails when visiting the Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.

This North Port park features four miles of multi-use trails along a blackwater creek, where visitors can walk, bike or even horseback ride under the century-old oak trees.

The park is also home to the Myakkahatchee Creek Connector Bridge which connects the park to Sarasota County’s Carlton Reserve.

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