Park 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.

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

Check this page for updates on other closures.

Park closed due to flooding damage

Dead River Conservation Park is closed due to road damage caused by flooding. At this time we do not know when we will be able to repair the road and re-open the park. For more information and updates, please call the park office at (813) 987-6211.

Wastewater consolidation project detour

  • From Monday, April 8 through mid-May, a short segment of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail will be closed from Sheldon Road north to the Pedestrian Bridge across Channel A. The trail will remain open southwest of Sheldon Road and north of Linebaugh Avenue. Trail users may detour the area using bike lanes and sidewalks along Sheldon Road, Old Linebaugh Avenue, and Linebaugh Avenue.

Questions about the project may be directed to Citizen Engagement at (813) 272-5275.

Boat ramp closed for major renovations

Beginning December 1, 2018 the Williams Boat Ramp and Park, located at 9425 US Hwy 41 S in Riverview, will temporarily close for major renovations. The park will re-open in the summer of 2019 with new ADA accessible floating docks, resurfaced boat ramps, and a renovated fishing pier.

During this time, we encourage you to use the Riverview Civic Center, E.G. Simmons Conservation Park, or Cockroach Bay Boat Ramp to launch your vessel. Please note, there is an additional $2 per vehicle charge to access the E.G. Simmons Conservation Park ramp.

For more information and updates, please call our administrative office at (813) 672-7876.