North Port to celebrate Warm Mineral Springs’ birthday with free admission
The City is celebrating its 60th Anniversary by waiving daily admission at Warm Mineral Springs Park for all Sarasota County residents on Tuesday, June 18, 2019! The park will be open for visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The only warm spring in Florida, it maintains 85-87 degrees year-round and contains more than 50 different minerals – one of the highest mineral content of any natural spring in the United States. The park averages approximately 110,000 visitors per year from all over the world, who travel to swim in its mineral-rich waters.
Beneath the Spring’s depths is one of the most important underwater archeological sites in America. It is believed that the Spring dates to the Ice Age. During exploratory dives in the 1950s, the remains of a prehistoric man and evidence of several creatures were discovered, including saber tooth tigers, giant sloths, tortoises, and even camels. The Springs are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Warm Mineral Springs Park is owned by the City of North Port and operated by National & State Park Concessions. Proof of Sarasota County residence will be required for admission into the Springs on June 18. Acceptable proof of residence includes a driver’s license or an FPL bill, water bill, tax bill, or deed. Spa services are not included in the free admission and must be booked in advance and paid for separately.
For more information about Warm Mineral Springs Park, including general rules and prohibited items, visit www.cityofnorthport.com/warmmineralspringspark or call 941-426-1692.