Overlook Park is a part of Ken Thompson Park, abundant with biking and walking paths, fishing docks and picnic facilities, as well as - most notably - the habitually swimming by dolphins (often willing to perform for food). The place is a peculiar mixture of mangrove estuary, tidal swamps and uplands, all carefully preserved in their natural state. En route from the parking lot, heading under the bridge, you fill find yourself on a short trail system that follows stretches of Sarasota Bay. This conjunction is particularly loved by birdwatchers, as it hosts a large population of waders - herons, egrets, ibises and spoonbills. Standing on the beach, one can also observe “flyovers”, such as ospreys, gulls and terns. At low tide, the boardwalk is teeming with shorebirds and peeps, and in spring it serves a migration stop over for warblers and flycatchers.