City seeking public comments on Arlington Park amenities

Meeting to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the gym; emails welcome, too

Arlington Park is owned by the City of Sarasota. Image courtesy City of Sarasota
Arlington Park is owned by the City of Sarasota. Image courtesy City of Sarasota

The public is invited to discuss the future of Arlington Park during a workshop on Saturday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at the Arlington Park gymnasium, located at 2650 Waldemere St., the City of Sarasota has announced.

A discussion designed to elicit community members’ views regarding the top priorities and their vision for the park and recreational facility, will be facilitated, a news release says. Following a brief presentation, attendees will be asked to participate in three interactive exercises intended to help answer the following questions, the release continues:

  • What improvements would you like to see in Arlington Park?
  • What recreational, social, and cultural facilities and programs do you believe are not needed or are not being used at Arlington Park?
  • What do you believe are the top priorities for recreational, social and cultural facility and program needs for Arlington Park?

Arlington Park has the following amenities:

  • 50-meter lap pool and 25-yard instructional pool.
  • Locker rooms/restrooms.
  • Indoor gymnasium.
  • Weight room.
  • One-half mile paved, lighted nature/fitness trail.
  • Outdoor lighted basketball courts.
  • Outdoor lighted tennis courts.
  • Outdoor lighted racquetball court.
  • Dog park (accommodates small and large dogs).
  • Playground.
  • Benches, bicycle racks, picnic tables and barbeque grills.

Comments offered by the public “will be used to help chart a course for capital improvements,” the release explains. Residents unable to attend the workshop are invited to send their suggestions via email to Todd Kucharski, the city’s general manager of public works:

Arlington Park is owned by the City of Sarasota and operated by Sarasota County.