Youth and adult soccer and lacrosse leagues can now apply to Hillsborough County for permission to resume games and tournaments at county parks.
Soccer and lacrosse 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 concerns.
To receive permission to resume games on county-maintained fields, each league can now submit a plan that must be approved by Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation outlining what social distancing, sanitation, scheduling and other measures the leagues will use to assure the safety of players, volunteers, and fans.
Effective immediately, leagues can submit the plans for review to Parks & Recreation, or ask questions at . Parks officials will review and respond to the league with changes or approval.
County leaders made the decision to allow the resumption of soccer and lacrosse games and tournaments after extensive consultation with local health officials, emergency managers, Parks & Recreation staff, and others.