Hillsborough County has reopened neighborhood parks, green spaces and dogs, effective May 18, according to a county news release.
Although the parks are open, users must obey social distancing guidelines, and portions of many parks will continue to be off-limits, the release says.
Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings and to bring water to hydrate and provide for pets. Tennis/pickleball courts and volleyball courts will be open, but no organized sports, activities or groups will be allowed.
Outdoor restrooms will be open at staffed sites.
The following areas remain closed:
- Recreation centers/buildings
- Athletic fields
- Splash pads
- Skate parks
- All courts excluding tennis/pickleball and volleyball courts
- Events and rentals
Several of the county’s conservation parks remain closed, but nature preserves and the following conservation parks are open, including:
- Flatwoods Conservation Park, 14302 Morris Bridge Road in Thonotosassa, and 18205 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Tampa
- Morris Bridge Off-Road Biking Area, 12651 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa
Published May 27, 2020