Park & Trail Closures

Occasionally our parks, or certain sections of our parks, must close due to environmental concerns or construction, or are closed for a national holiday, but due to constantly changing weather conditions some conditions/closures may not be posted on the website.

For the most up-to-date park and trail conditions, please call the park or look for signage at the park.

Holiday closures

All of our conservation and wilderness parks are open on most holidays, but are closed or close early on the following days:

  • Thanksgiving Day - all closed
  • Christmas Eve
    • Veteran's Memorial Park and Dead River Wilderness Park closed
    • All others close at 2 PM
  • Christmas Day - all closed

Park and trail closures

Partial trail closure due to flooding

The short loop at the end of the yellow trail is currently closed due to flooding. We will provide updates as conditions improve.

Park closed to vehicles due to flooding damage

Dead River Conservation Park is closed to vehicles due to road damage caused by flooding. At this time we do not know when we will be able to repair the road. The park is still open to bicycle and foot traffic.

Annual rose garden cutting

On January 14, 2020 the rose garden near the pergola will be cut back for the season. The roses will take approximately 10 weeks to bloom.

Youth group camping temporarily closed

Lake Rogers Group Camping is currently closed due to high drought conditions. We are working to reduce the fuel load and removal of a several hazardous trees. In the meantime group camping is still being offered at Lake Park.

Portions closed

Some portions of the off road trails may be closed due to wet conditions.

Park closed

The Northwest Equestrian Park will be closed beginning Monday August 12, 2019 for clearing, grubbing, and excavation as part of a wetlands mitigation work supporting the Citrus Park Drive extension project. The park is scheduled to reopen in early 2021.

Park closed

The Triple Creek Nature Preserve will be closed through the end of February for a pine flatwoods habitat restoration project. For additional information and updates, please call our administrative office at (813) 672-7876.

Hiking trail closure possible

We may close the hiking trail at any time due to lengthy sections of the trail currently being  underwater or extremely muddy. For trail condition updates text "Wolf Branch Update" to (813) 853-1177.