County Dedicates Governor Ron DeSantis Park

County Dedicates Governor Ron DeSantis Park
Posted on 10/18/2023
Governor Ron DeSantis addresses the park dedication attendees with District 3 Commissioner & Chair Kevin Van Ostenbridge (left) and District 4 Commissioner Mike Rahn (right).MANATEE COUNTY, FL (October 18, 2023) – Manatee County leaders were joined this afternoon by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to dedicate the newest community park.

Governor Ron DeSantis Park, located at 7510 Prospect Road, Sarasota, Florida—just north of Kinnan Elementary School—was named in honor of the 46th Governor of Florida following an online vote by Manatee County citizens.

"Governor Ron DeSantis always prioritizes the well-being of Florida families,” said Manatee County District 4 Commissioner Mike Rahn. “May this park pay tribute to his commitment as a dedicated family man and offer a wonderful backdrop for Manatee County families to create lasting memories together.”

Highlights of the new facility include the following:

  • Two dog parks
  • Two separate playgrounds
  • Two shaded pickleball courts
  • Fitness trails
  • Permanent restrooms
  • ADA-accessible parking
  • Solar lighting (part of the Light-Up Manatee initiative)
“What a great park!” said Governor DeSantis. “As a dad, I am glad that this is here so that so many families will be able to enjoy it in the future.”

"It seems fitting to name a family park after Governor Ron DeSantis, given his commendable leadership and dedication to both his role as governor and as a devoted family man,” said Manatee County Commission Chair Kevin Van Ostenbridge. “Governor Ron DeSantis Park will serve as a lasting tribute to the families of Florida that he passionately represents and fights for every single day."