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NEWS BRIEFS Culverhouse Nature Park includes a scenic pond. Photo courtesy Sarasota County CULVERHOUSE NATURE PARK CELEBRATION SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY Sarasota County Parks and Recreation, Friends of Sarasota County Parks, Friends of The Legacy Trail, Friends of Palmer Ranch Parks, Friends of Culverhouse Community Garden, the Sarasota YMCA and the Palmer Ranch Master Association will host an open house celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 29, at the new Culverhouse Nature Park, 7301 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, the county has announced. news release notes, the park offers opportunities for picnicking, hiking, bicycling and gardening. The park hours will be from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. from April through October and from 6 6 p.m. from November through March, the release notes. Guided nature walks, community garden tours, surrey bicycle rides and refreshments will be available during the open house, along Culverhouse Nature Park is at the northern with park information and displays, the reterminus of The Legacy Trail. Sarasota Counlease adds. ty acquired the 82-acre property in July 2010 through a donation from the Culverhouse fam- For more information, contact the Saraily, a news release says. The new park is one sota County Call Center at 861-5000 (TTY: of seven trailheads for The Legacy Trail. In 711) or visit the Sarasota County website at addition to providing access to the trail, the

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