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There is always something happening at the park.

Listed below are some of our most popular events. For reoccurring  events please check our Event Calendar.


International Literacy Day
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10:00am – 2:00pm

  • Donate a gently used book, or
  • Present a library card
    for FREE entry

Join us to celebrate international literacy day on Saturday, September 5th.  There will be various literacy activities and readings for all ages to enjoy.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Keep Sarasota Beautiful

9:00am – Noon  

 Free event & park entry for registered participants.

 Registration opens early August.

Contact Sarasota County to register. (941) 861-5000

 Participate in coastal clean-up.

Paddle or walk along South Creek picking up trash on the banks or pick up trash by walking the shores of the freshwater lakes.

Canoes are provided but are limited.  Visit for more information.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
National Public Lands Day

9:00am – 2:00pm

 Free park entry

Free lunch provided to registered work project participants.

 Come learn about all the great volunteer opportunities we have in the park & community!  Live music, tram tours (fee for tram), work project to give back to the environment, all age fun activities & various demonstrations & informational booths.

October 23 & 24, 2015
3rd Annual Haunted Trails
8:00pm – 10:00pm

$5.00/person 4 Years & Under FREE

A spooky haunted trail for those who dare to be scared and a trick-or-treat trail for the more cautious!  Lots of activities for kids, costume contests, spooky sounds, & more!  A frightfully fun time for the howl family!


Weekly Events and Programs

To see our weekly scheduled events and programs please check our Event Calendar.



Friends of Oscar Scherer Park, Inc Board Meeting – 2nd Monday 6:00 PM
All members welcome

Please call the park for more information at (941) 483-5956.

9:00am – Noon

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