County Reopens All Libraries, Parks, Nature Preserves and Boat Ramps Following Hurricane Idalia

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2023) - Hillsborough County will reopen all County facilities previously closed due to Hurricane Idalia. The facilities set to reopen include libraries, parks, nature preserves and boat ramps and will welcome residents on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023.

All County facilities will return to normal business hours.

For information, such as location and hours of operation, visit the links below:

Due to the Alafia River cresting during Hurricane Idalia, the springs and the canoe and kayak launch at Lithia Springs will remain closed.

In response to Hurricane Idalia, the County provided:

  • 71,185 sandbags
  • Sheltered 1,414 individuals including:
    • General population 1,224
    • Special Needs 153
    • Pets 85

For more information on Hillsborough County's response to Hurricane Idalia, visit and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Additionally, you can follow Hillsborough County on social media at Facebook; X, formerly known as Twitter; and Nextdoor for updates.   

Residents without digital access are encouraged to call (813) 272-5900, the County's information line or visit  



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