Garden of the Five Senses

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4299 Pan American Blvd (map it)
North Port, FL 34287

Park hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Small waterfall framed by bamboo


  • Handicapped accessible pathways
  • Landscaped native and adapted plants
  • Interactive sundial
  • Mini-pavilions and benches
  • Waterfall
  • Restrooms

Dedicated to former Parks & Recreation Advisory Board member Jean Bruhn, the Garden of the Five Senses is designed to be stimulating to your sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste.

The 16-acre park is a serenely beautiful environment that uses native and adapted plants, curved pathways, and strategically placed benches to offer you a changing visual landscape. The plants have been selected for their looks, smell, texture, and attractiveness to native animal species. Some of the plants are edible or bear edible fruit and visitors are welcomed to take a taste of them.

While most of the parks in the city are designed for playing, the Garden of the Five Senses is designed for visitors to slow down and relax. A large interactive sundial greets visitors at the beginning of the walkways through the foliage. Interspersed throughout the park are benches and mini-pavilions for visitors to enjoy the park at their own pace, as well as plaques identifying the various plants and animals that could be visiting the park.

The City of North Port invites you to come and use all your senses while enjoying the natural resources of our area.

Pink flower along walkway    Pathway through ornamental plants

Gazebo with trees and plants surrounding it    Closeup of a white flower



The City recently opened Boundless Adventures inside the Garden of the Five Senses. With equipment that allows users of all ages and abilities to experience independent, self-directed play they simply can’t find at traditional playgrounds. This playground was specifically designed to include play activities for children and young adults with physical, developmental, cognitive and sensory disabilities.