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City of Tampa to reopen all parks and SOME amenities and pools on Saturday

The City of Tampa is moving forward with its next phase of reopening its parks. Playgrounds, splash pads and picnic areas will remain closed, however you and the kids will be able to enjoy the great outdoors at some local favorites like Julian B Lane Waterfront Park!

We know it’s hard to tell the kids they can’t play on the playground, but just being able to run in the open fields of parks like Julian B Lane Waterfront Park and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park will be a welcome adventure!

Keep in mind, you’ll still need to practice social distancing and not gather in a group of more than 10 people.

Here’s what’s opening on Saturday, May 16, 2020:

  • Open Outdoor Spaces
  • Kayak and Canoe Launches
  • Tennis, Pickleball, Handball, and Racquetball Courts (maximum of two people per court)
  • Disc Golf Courses
  • Walking Trails
  • Skate Parks
  • Athletic Fields (must contact Athletics at (813) 731-9432 to reserve use)
  • Restrooms

Reminder: Picnic shelters, playgrounds, outdoor exercise equipment, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and splash pads will remain closed.

City of Tampa’s year-round pools are also reopening on May 16, but limited to lap swimming by appointment only–social distancing required here, too!

  • Bobby Hicks, 4120 W Mango Ave, 33616
  • Cuscaden, 2900 N 15thSt, 33605
  • Cyrus Greene, 2101 E Dr.MLK Blvd, 33603
  • Del Rio, 10105 N Boulevard, 33603
  • Interbay, 4321 W Estrella St, 33629
  • Loretta Ingraham, 1611 N Hubert Ave, 33607
  • Roy Jenkins, 154 Columbia Dr, 33606
  • Sulphur Springs, 701 E Bird St, 33604

Call the pool you’d like to use to reserve your lap swim time. Appointments can be made for the current day only and will be limited to a maximum 1 hour session. For more information visit http://bit.ly/TpaPools.

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Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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