Located in Downtown Sarasota is the Marina Jack's park, home to an abundance of activities for all to enjoy from water activities, drinking, picnicking, dining to working out. Marina Jack's has some of the loveliest views of Sarasota and home to stunning displays of artwork.
Children’s Water Park and Playground
Marina Jacks is a perfect place for families to bring their children with both a playground and waterpark! The waterpark features fountains in the shape of different animals from fish to alligators. A perfect spot to cool down especially during the summer months when the sun is at its peak.
O’leary’s Tiki Bar
Right next door to the playground and waterpark is O’leary’s tiki bar offering pina coladas, live music and food! It’s a quaint bar filled with locals and tourists alike who want to experience the ultimate Florida lifestyle. The bar is directly on the water and offers stunning views of the bay with lovely background music of a live steel drum band for a full immersion of the island living lifestyle.
Picnic with a View
There is no denying that one of the best places to have a picnic is at Marina Jacks with some of the most stunning views in Sarasota. Enjoy a scenic sunset looking out at the Ringling bridge, one of the most iconic views of Sarasota.
Marina Jacks Waterfront Dining
Marina Jacks Waterfront Dining is open daily for lunch and dinner with brunch on Sundays. Dining features fresh locally sourced produce, dairy and seafood along with other creatively inspired items to get the real taste of Florida. An excellent place to go for Father’s day, get your reservations in now!
Stunning Banyan Trees
Sarasota hosts a number of places to view these stunning trees from Ringling to Selby Gardens but can also be found at Marina Jacks park. The tree’s winding roots and branches are great for climbing or sitting under with a book to get some shade on a hot day. They are fabulous to look at and Marina Jacks has many to see and explore!
This workout routine takes strength but the yoga aerialists make it look so easy and graceful. Often on the weekends you can find the aerialists practicing their poses at the park, effortlessly hanging from the trees using colorful fabric to perform graceful poses. The yoga is wonderful to watch and classes are offered for those who would like to learn this beautiful style of yoga.
Marina Jacks is famously known for its statues and exhibited artwork. Every couple of months new artworks are featured from sculptures that line the walkway next to the bay or the student exhibition of artwork "Embracing our Differences." There is always something to see with pieces that can be so elaborate and creative. The piece of artwork that has gained the most interest and recognition has been known as ‘The Kiss’ and this piece of art is here to stay-- now an icon of Sarasota!
Sight Seeing Cruises
Tour the Gulf of Mexico on one of Marina Jacks cruises offering relaxing narrated sightseeing lunch tour or sunset dinner cruise through the inter-coastal waters and the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy delicious dining, outstanding views, and exceptional service!
Marina Jacks is an excellent location to dock your boat and explore the city. Don't own a boat? There are boat rental services for those who want a full or half day out on the water! Sarasota Boat Rental offers reliable service, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and clean rental boats - perfect for a hassle-free day on the water.
Run the Ringling Bridge
Start your run off at the Marina Jacks park and head to the Ringling Bridge only just a short walk away from the park! Many avid joggers use this path as it offers scenic and tranquil views of the bay, truly an unrivaled workout location. Ambitious runners can run the entire bridge back and forth but many are happy to stroll across taking in the views of Sarasota and all of its beauty.