| || ||Nathan Benderson Park |
In Nathan Benderson Park lies a 400-acre lake that county officials and local developers believe may be the next top rowing
and spectator facility. The park, located just east of Honore Avenue between 17th Street and University Parkway, could
transform into a year-round rowing destination attracting national and international rowing events. The improvements for the
county park are estimated at $2 million. The park’s namesake, Nathan Benderson, committed $1 million to the park, and the
county may invest up to $5 million.
| || ||Fort Hamer Park |
Fort Hamer Park, located in northern Manatee County, is located along the Manatee River and is home to a boat ramp,
dock and beginning in 2011 at boat house that will serve as a storage facility and training center for rowers.