Our winding paths stretch approximately 1.2 miles. They are all paved brick suitable for walking, strollers or wheelchairs. There are some small inclines throughout the park. Some areas have crushed shell or sand. Approximately 60% of the park is shaded with many benches placed throughout. Our show area is bleacher style but can accommodate wheelchairs along the side. Our Gift Shop, Reptile World and Flamingo Cafe are air conditioned buildings and the rest of the facility is outdoors. We offer picnic table seating around the Cafe as well. There are 5 Handicap parking spots available near the entrance to the Gift Shop/Admission building. If needed, manual adult strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent at admissions. They are provided on a first come first serve basis. Only animals trained as service to persons with disabilities are permitted.
There is a paved parking lot at our entrance in front of our Gift Shop/Admission building. Parking is free. The parking lot is open for guests during business hours only. Cars left overnight will be towed. During busy times or during special events, overflow parking is available at the church across Bay Shore Road.
Food for guests to feed juvenile alligators, petting zoo animals, and flamingos are located in quarter machines near the prospective exhibits. We encourage guests to bring quarters on their visit to easily experience feeding our fun loving animals! Large bags of flamingo food can be purchased at the admissions counter and inside Flamingo Cafe.
Visitors are welcome to take still photos and videos for personal use during normal business hours. Tripods are allowed as long as access to walkways are not impeded. Our shows are proprietary; recording them is prohibited. Permission for commercial photography or video must be obtained in writing prior to shooting (at least 72 hours) some fees apply. All commercial photography or video must also give credit acknowledgement to Sarasota Jungle Gardens.
Our gift shop offers many unique nationally and locally made collectibles, souvenirs, toys, apparel, jewelry and other mementos.
Baby Changing Area
Changing tables are available for use in all restrooms (both male and female) located in the Gift Shop/Admission building and our Flamingo Cafe'.
For everyone's safety, all children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult (parent, guardian or chaperone). Children may not be dropped off or in any way left unattended. Thank you for your cooperation.