Living in Laurel Park

Where is Laurel Park?

Laurel Park Boundary MapHistoric Laurel Park is a neighborhood with a real sense of place, located at the southern end of downtown Sarasota, Florida.

The neighborhood’s prime urban location makes it truly walkable and allows many to live without need for a car. Plus, Sarasota County’s SCAT bus system is convenient for easily traveling beyond the downtown.

City Contacts

City of Sarasota logoNot sure who to contact about tax questions, nuisance abatement, traffic, code compliance, or city services?

This handy brochure lists all of the key departmental phone numbers for the City of Sarasota.

Who lives in Laurel Park?

Young professionals, lawyers, realtors, artists, musicians, construction workers, families, singles, retirees… It’s a delightful diverse mix.

It is a neighborhood where people wave, speak to one another, meet on the sidewalks and walk their dogs, play in the park and watch out for one another.

Laurel Park is a National Historic District, a walk-to-town neighborhood in downtown Sarasota, FL. Beginning in the 1920s, this small neighborhood of historic apartment buildings and single family homes has long had a diversity of renters and resident owners. With a modest amount of grandfathered commercial structures and easy access to many surrounding restaurants and shops, Laurel Park embodies the new urbanist ideal of a walkable community. The Laurel Park Neighborhood Association is open to all residents and owners.

Housing Mix

Historic Laurel Park offers many rental housing units in a mix of single family homes, guest houses, granny flats, old charming duplexes and lovely apartment buildings dating back to the early 1920’s.

The historic fabric of the buildings and the variety of architectural styles make the neighborhood a very special and unique place.

For that reason, the City of Sarasota has established the Laurel Park Overlay District, which provides for community input into any new commercial construction within the district.

Trash Collection

Pick-up is Tuesday morning

Household Garbage

The green rolling bin should be placed on the curb on Monday nights, and moved out of sight as soon as possible after pickup.


Recycling of glass, plastic, newspaper, and cardboard is mandatory in the City of Sarasota. Set bins alongside curb.

Yard Waste

Palm leaves can be placed at the curb.  Other yard waste should be placed in biodegradable bags or in 30 gallon bins or small bundles for easy loading!

Bulk waste

The City will pick up furniture, appliances, and electronics for FREE. Before putting at your curb, call (941) 924-1254 to arrange a day for pickup.

Lawn Watering

Even addresses – Thursday or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Odd addresses – Wednesday or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Refer to the Sarasota utilities department website for guidelines on fountains, car washing, pressure washing, and new lawns and plants.