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A pond and fountain greet visitors.

A walk in the park: Joan M. Durante Park

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

A pond and fountain greet visitors.

Wintering ducks are frequent visitors.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Wintering ducks are frequent visitors.

A pond and fountain greet visitors.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

A pond and fountain greet visitors.

Miles of pathways criss-cross the park, through open space and dense cover.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Miles of pathways criss-cross the park, through open space and dense cover.

Miles of pathways criss-cross the park, through open space and dense cover.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Miles of pathways criss-cross the park, through open space and dense cover.

The main pavilion also features a performance lawn.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

The main pavilion also features a performance lawn.

No less than 12 bridges span the park's many lagoons and waterways.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

No less than 12 bridges span the park's many lagoons and waterways.

Raised boardwalks cross the wetland areas.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Raised boardwalks cross the wetland areas.

There are two overlooks to Sarasota Bay.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

There are two overlooks to Sarasota Bay.

Shade, and benches, are plentiful

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Shade, and benches, are plentiful

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Little ones can take a break from nature at the playground.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Little ones can take a break from nature at the playground.

Little ones can take a break from nature at the playground.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Little ones can take a break from nature at the playground.

The main pavilion.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

The main pavilion.

The park was made possible with a grant from donor James Durante, in honor of his late wife, Joan Durante.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

The park was made possible with a grant from donor James Durante, in honor of his late wife, Joan Durante.

Joan M. Durante Park is at 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Friday, May 17, 2019 |

Joan M. Durante Park is at 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

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