Park Closures

Occasionally our parks, or certain sections of our parks, must close due to environmental concerns or construction. Check this page for updates.

Hurricane Irma Related Parks and Preserves Status

The staff of Hillsborough County's Conservation Parks (Regional Parks) and Nature Preserves is continuing the effort to get all of the parks and preserves re-opened after Hurricane Irma. Below is an update of the current status of the parks and preserves.

Please continue checking back here for more updates. You may also call our administrative offices for more information, (813) 987-6240 or (813) 672-7876.

Closed Conservation Parks

  • Dead River Conservation Park
  • Northwest Equestrian Conservation Park
  • Sydney Dover Conservation Park

Open Conservation Parks

The parks listed below are re-opened; however some may have limited amenities and/or closed sections.

  • Alderman's Ford Conservation Park
  • Edward Medard Conservation Park
    • The main park and boat ramp are open; the campground and boardwalk are closed for repairs
  • Eureka Springs Conservation Park
  • Flatwoods Conservation Park
    • The paved loop is open; however the off-road trails are still temporarily closed
  • Harney Park
  • John B. Sargeant Conservation Park
    • The boardwalk is still temporarily closed
  • Lettuce Lake
  • Lake Conservation Park
  • Lake Rogers Conservation Park
  • Lithia Springs Conservation Park
  • Morris Bridge Conservation Park 
    • the biking area is still temporarily closed
    • for more information about the biking trails, call (813) 426-5583
  • Trout Creek Conservation Park (opens 10/14/17)
  • Upper Tampa Bay Conservation Park
  • Upper Tampa Bay Trail
  • Veterans Memorial Park

Open Nature Preserves

Hillsborough County Nature Preserves not listed below are still closed until further notice. Even at the open sites, users should expect wetter conditions than usual.

Northwest Region

  • Brooker Creek Buffer Preserve
  • Brooker Creek Headwaters 
  • Cypress Creek Nature Preserve
  • Diamondback Preserve
  • Double Branch Nature Preserve
  • Florida College Nature Preserve
  • Lake Dan Nature Preserve
  • Lake Frances Nature Preserve
  • Pam Callahan Nature Preserve
  • Rocky Creek Coastal Nature Preserve
  • Rocky Creek Trails Nature Preserve
  • Violet Cury
    • East side of hiking trail only
    • Portions of west side still closed

Northeast Region

  • Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve
  • Lower Green Swamp Preserve

Central Region

  • Alafia River Corridor Nature 
  • Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve
  • Balm-Boyette Scrub Nature Preserve
  • Bell Creek Nature Preserve
  • Fish Hawk Nature Preserve
    • Basketball court on Boyette Road, and Lithia Springs Road entrance only
  • Golden Aster Scrub Preserve
    • Trails east of the powerline right-of-way only
  • Triple Creek Nature Preserve

South Region

  • Apollo Beach Nature Preserve
  • Bahia Beach Coastal Nature Preserve
  • Camp Bayou Nature Preserve
  • Cockroach Bay Preserve
  • Cockroach Creek Nature Preserve
  • Fred & Ida Schultz Preserve
  • Upper Little Manatee River Nature Preserve
  • Wolf Branch Nature Preserve
Updated: 10/13/2017

Upper Little Manatee Nature Preserve

  • The trail south of the little manatee river, connecting County Road 579 to Leonard Lee Road, is temporally closed for maintenance. For more information, please call our administrative office at (813) 672-7876.
Updated: 8/17/2017

Fish Hawk Creek Preserve

Access to the park on 16640 Boyette Road only

Updated: 09/18/2017