The Bay Park

About The BayThe Bay is a signature, public park along Sarasota Bay. Designed to be “one park for all,” The Bay is open and accessible, free and welcoming to the full and rich diversity of the community, now and for generations to come. The Bay preserves, restores and transforms 53 acres of precious city-owned land along Sarasota Bay into a blue and green oasis – providing a sustainable bayfront gathering place for the community to experience and enjoy a wide range of park uses, free programs and events. The first 10-acre phase of the park opened in October 2022. Phase 2, the next 14-acre $65 million development, will begin in the Summer of 2023. The completed park in total will cost an estimated $175-200 million and will take approximately 8-10 years to complete over 4 or more phases.