SARASOTA COUNTY – A new park opens in Venice for kids and their families to enjoy. Legacy Park made its debut to the public Wednesday, December 6, with a train as its central theme.

Kids can entertain themselves with a wall climbing structure and swings. The park offers corn hole, a kayak launch, and picnic shelters.

Venice resident Cortney Struble says the park is beneficial for families.

“It’s one of our favorite things to do pick them up from school our little guy just started kindergarten. We love meeting up with different friends at playgrounds keeping them outdoors and we knew it was opening today we couldn’t get here fast enough. The equipment is beautiful and looks safe and clean.”

Struble says when a park opens like this, it will encourage kids to love their hometown just as much as the parents.

Part of the funding for the playground was provided by Venice Service District Park Impact Fees.