Nathan Benderson Park was recently awarded an APA Florida Award of Excellence in the Planning Project category. The awards ceremony will be held during the Annual State Conference in Orlando, September 10 – 13.

Nathan Benderson Park is located in unincorporated Sarasota County, Florida. This county park used by a handful of local fishermen was once an unimproved borrow pit lake originally created to serve road construction needs in the region. Today, it’s being transformed into a 600-acre regional park that includes a world-class rowing venue with the potential to attract international visitors to Sarasota County, while still serving the local community.

TSW’s Landscape Architecture Studio developed the overall master plan for the park and helped coordinate visioning graphics.