Hillsborough County has moved a step closer to resuming baseball and softball at county-owned facilities — creating a process for youth and adult leagues to begin playing games and tournaments.
To receive permission to resume games on county maintained fields, each league now can submit a plan to be approved by Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation. The plan must outline what social distancing, sanitation, scheduling, and other measures the leagues will use to assure the safety of players, volunteers and fans.
Effective immediately, baseball and softball leagues can submit the plans for review to Parks & Recreation at . Parks officials will review the plans quickly and will get them back to the league with changes or approval.
Baseball and softball leagues have been allowed to use county fields for practices and conditioning for several weeks, but games and tournaments have not been permitted since late March because of COVID-19 coronavirus concerns.
County leaders made the decision to allow the resumption of baseball and softball games, and tournaments after extensive consultation with local health officials, emergency managers, Parks & Recreation staff, league officials and others.
For more information, visit HillsboroughCounty.org, or call (813) 744-5595.