Sarasota's Bayfront - Gifts For Sarasota - A Public Private Partnership


The improvements to Sarasota's Bayfront are the result of a major public private partnership that will enhance our economy and sustainability. A great gift to our community.


  • Ecological, economic and financial sustainability are fundamental to the long-term success of Sarasota’s bayfront and critical to the realization of our aspirations. Achieving a sustainable future for the bayfront will require continuous cooperation among the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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Mote Aquarium at I-75 and University Parkway - Gifts For Sarasota - A Public Private Partnership




About 100 people turned out for Friday’s Mote Aquarium groundbreaking next to the Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota. Some firefighters, general public, press, Sarasota and Manatee commissioners and Mote trustee and board members attended the event. Mote has raised more than $75 million for the new ship-shaped aquarium and will use the existing Mote Marine Lab for research space.

A true public partnership between Mote, local governments, and charitable donors. 
A great gift to our community.

Gifts From Sarasota Sister Cities


The Sister Cities Trees are located near the tip of Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.