Blue Ridge Park (map it)
2155 Ridgewood Drive
Blue Ridge Park, located at 2155 Ridgewood Drive, is a 6-acre neighborhood park that is also one of five parks providing water-based recreation in the City of North Port. Atlantic Gulf Communities Corporation sold the land to the City of North Port with the deed executed in October of 1993. An official dedication of the park was conducted in March of 1997.
The park is located on the Blue Ridge Waterway with a nice green space along the water and Live Oaks, Sabal Palms, Slash Pines and Palmettos in the landscape. Amenities at the park include a playground, pavilion, grill, restroom facility, canoe/kayak launch, kayak rinse station, and fishing pier.The pavilion at this park is available for rental through the Parks and Recreation Division.
Blue Ridge Park is one of four sites included in the Phase 1 Canal & Creek Master Plan project that was completed in January 2016. Phase 1 focuses on connectivity of water based recreation at Blue Ridge, McKibben, Dallas White and Butler parks and includes portages at three water control structures. Planning a canoe/kayak excursion? The distance from Blue Ridge Park to McKibben Park by water is approximately 1.75 miles. To view the Blue Ridge Park Blueways map click here.
Information on the Canal & Creek Master Plan can be found on the City’s website, www.cityofnorthport.com under the Parks & Recreation/Future Plans and Projects tab.
To get to the park from City Hall, take Sumter Blvd. to Price Blvd., turn left and follow to Salford Blvd. Turn right on Salford, go to Ridgewood Drive and turn right. The park is located at 2155 Ridgewood Drive.