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Located on the eastern base of the John Ringling Causeway Bridge adjacent to Hart’s Landing. Park includes a playground, walking trails, fabric shade structures, Hart’s Landing (bait shop), gazebo, Tony Saprito Fishing Pier, benches and allows leashed pets. 

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Ernest "Doc" and Eloise Werlin Park

Ernest "Doc" Werlin and Dr. Eloise Werlin shared forty wonderful years together. They had two daughters, Michele and Elle and a grandson, Aristides. During their professional lives, Eloise was a clinical psychologist and Doc was an investment banker. In retirement, Doc and Eloise embraced Sarasota, especially its cultural activities and sense of community. After Doc’s beloved with Eloise died of breast cancer, it was important to him that her life be memorialized therefore he created the Eloise Werlin Park. He wanted a space where children could play and families could come together. Doc was also interested in having his park serve Sarasota’s philanthropic efforts. He hosted fundraisers for many causes here, including the fight against cancer. Doc’s hope is that the Eloise Werlin Park will continue to provide happiness to all of its visitors for generations to come.

The renaming of the Eloise Werlin Park, as the ‘Ernest “Doc” and Eloise Werlin Park’, was in recognition of Doc’s commitment, hard work and leadership in visualizing beautifying and promoting this park. - March 24, 2018


Saprito Fishing Pier


Harts Landing Logo

Tony Saprito Fishing Pier

560 feet in length with an 80 foot "T" at the end, over the waters of Sarasota Bay.

Hart's Landing

  Offers a variety of live and frozen bait for saltwater fishing in the Sarasota’s bays and in the Gulf of Mexico.



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