I live in Apollo Beach now, and I’ve been to two of the nearby parks three times in the last two weeks – and still closed! So, I am super happy to hear this…..and then I read the list of parks. Not ones I use. Ugh.
The Hillsborough County Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday morning that more parks, trails and boat ramps will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 after being closed more than a month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The following spaces will reopen Tuesday:
- Lake Rogers Conservation Park, 9010 N. Mobley Road, Odessa
- Lake Park (hiking and equestrian trails only), 17302 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz
- Northdale-Lake Park Trail, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa, 33624
- Edward Medard Conservation Park (boat ramp only), 6140 Turkey Creek Road, Plant City
- Sydney-Dover Trails Conservation Park, 536 N. Dover Road, Dover
- Dead River Conservation Park (walk-in/bike-in only), 15098 Dead River Road, Thonotosassa
- Harney Park Boat Ramp, 7115 N. U.S. 301, Tampa
Picnic shelters, boardwalks, playgrounds and restrooms will remain closed.
Visitors are required to practice social distancing guidelines and are encouraged to wear face coverings, use hand sanitizer, and bring water to hydrate.
Too bad they can’t open them before the holiday weekend tho right?
Can someone in Hillsborough county open the park in Apollo Beach? My dog Louie likes to go swimming there. Thank you!
You can read more from WFLA.com about this.
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