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Spring-fed Swimming Area to Reopen at Lithia Springs Conservation Park on Monday

Reopening will include capacity limits and social distancing measures

Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 30, 2021) - The popular natural spring swimming area at Lithia Springs Conservation Park will reopen to the public on Monday, May 3.

The swimming area has been closed for more than a year because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The reopening comes with important caveats: Capacity limits and social distancing measures.

Swimming times will be divided into two, 4-hour swimming time limits, with a maximum capacity of 200 swimmers in each time slot. The first time slot will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the second slot will be from 2-6 p.m. The hour in between will allow staff to sanitize the area.

Guests will be advised to practice social distancing while in lines or moving around the property. Masks are recommended when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Lithia Springs Conservation Park, 3932 Lithia Springs Road, is a 160-acre park along the banks of the Alafia River. In addition to the spring-fed swimming area, the park includes diverse plant communities, cypress swamps, hardwood hammocks, picnic tables, and more than 40 campsites.

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