North Port, Fl April 6, 2023

The City of North Port will reopen Warm Mineral Springs Park to the public on Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., pending final approval from the Florida Department of Health.  In celebration and appreciation of the community’s patience during the park’s closure since Hurricane Ian, the City Commission has approved free admission to the park for all attendees, regardless of residency, from April 7 – 11.

At the regular City Commission meeting on April 11, Commissioners will review a proposal from staff to adjust the daily park admission fee to $5 a day for Sarasota County residents and $7 a day for non-residents. This deeply discounted admission fee is equivalent to the current pricing discount for a 30-day park pass. Due to these pending agenda items and the potential for a public-private partnership (P3), multi-visit and annual passes will not be available for sale upon reopening. Existing passes that have been reviewed and extended by the City will be accepted.

“We are happy to offer these free admission days and discounted visits as we improve Warm Mineral Springs Park,” said City Manager, Jerome Fletcher. “The City is working hard to keep the price manageable for visitors, as we continue to explore the possibilities of the proposed P3.”

For more information about admission, operations or park rules and regulations, visit Concession services will not be available onsite; but visitors will have the option to bring in small coolers for food and drink. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

Park pass extensions and refunds

The City of North Port has established a process to issue prorated refunds or pass extensions for Warm Mineral Springs Park passholders impacted by the temporary closure. To learn more, review the previous news release.

Potential public-private partnership

The City of North Port is moving to the evaluation and negotiation phase with WMS Development Group LLC as it explores a potential public-private partnership for the future of Warm Mineral Springs Park. For more information about the P3 process, download the infographic or visit