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Hillsborough Neighborhood Parks to Reopen Monday

Dog Park | Tennis | Recreation

Parks users must obey social distancing guidelines, and portions of many parks will continue to be off-limits.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – In an effort to gradually turn the dial toward reopening, Hillsborough County officials say they are providing more opportunities for recreation and exercise by reopening neighborhood parks’ green spaces, including dog parks, Monday (May 18) for passive recreation.

Important restrictions will remain. Parks users must obey social distancing guidelines, and portions of many parks will continue to be off-limits. 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.

These areas remain closed: recreation centers/buildings, athletic fields, playgrounds, shelters, splash pads, skate parks, all courts exceot tennis/pickleball and volleyball courts, programs, events and rentals.

Several of the County’s conservation parks remain closed, but the county’s nature preserves and these conservation parks opened earlier this month:

Flatwoods Conservation Park, 14302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, and 18205 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa
Morris Bridge Off-Road Biking Area, 12651 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa
Alderman’s Ford Conservation Park, 100 Alderman’s Ford Park Drive, Plant City, for hiking and biking only
Upper Tampa Bay Trail and all parking areas
ONLY the boat ramp at E.G. Simmons Conservation Park

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