Hillsborough County to Reopen Additional Conservation Parks May 26

COVID-19 Coronavirus Update No. 117

Hillsborough County will reopen many of its larger conservation parks on Tuesday, May 26, the latest in a series of gradual moves to restore County services.

In early May, the County opened most nature preserves, and neighborhood parks reopened earlier this week. The following conservation parks, trails, and boat ramps will reopen May 26:

  • 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

The park reopenings give residents additional opportunities for recreation and exercise, but important restrictions remain in place. Parks users must obey social distancing guidelines, and portions of many parks, including picnic shelters, boardwalks, playgrounds, and restrooms, will continue to be closed. For the latest in park reopenings, visit and select the "Current Closures & Reopenings" tab.

Visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings, use hand sanitizer, and bring water to hydrate.

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