LKRA's 50th Anniversary Gala, March 31, 2022, was a celebration of the past accomplishments of Lido Key residents, our neighborhood association and our community involvement since 1972. A Very Special Thank-You Goes Out To:
The Ben Franklin Solar Lighting project replace 56 units of 30 ft. tall deteriorating light poles and fixtures along east side of Ben Franklin Drive from S. Washington Dr. to South Lido Key Beach with 270 light pole units at maximum height of 18 ft. and solar light fixtures and a series of additional pedestrian light pole units at a maximum of 12 ft. and solar light fixtures on the west side of Ben Franklin.
Completed: August 2022
The Lido Beach Pool and Pavilion is open after a major renovation project advocated by our members. The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting, and closed on Mondays, the Fourth of July, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Daily, three-month seasonal and annual swim passes are available, as are punch cards in increments of five, 10 and 20 visits. Passes and punch cards are available by credit card at the pool or by calling Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex at (941) 263-6732. Daily passes may also be purchased online by registering for an ID card.
Completed: January 2021
A developer trio (John and Gavin Meshad and Dennis McGillicuddy) conceptualized a mixed-use project for the Fillmore Parking Lot, currently owned by the city. Their project included a 98-room hotel, 6 townhomes and a 15,000-square-foot grocery plus 270 covered public parking spaces to replace the ones currently on the site.
No Longer Being Considered: February 2022)
LKRA February Meet & Greet is Tuesday February 14, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Holiday Inn - Sarasota, Hotel Lobby Bar. No pre-registration needed, just bring your Valentine for "happy hour" with neighbors and enjoy.
LKRA Annual Breakfast Meeting - Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 9:00 am. Our Annual Member Breakfast is always well-attended and with our 2023 guest speaker John McCarthy, Vice President for Regional History (Marie Selby Botanical Gardens) this year will undoubtably sell out. Breakfast served buffet style. Registra