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.

Eureka Springs Pavilion - rose garden cut back

On Jan. 13, 2019 we will do a major cut back of the rose garden. It usually takes six to eight weeks for the roses to regrow and bloom after that. The rose garden will be out of commission from January 13 through March 31, 2019. Keep this in mind if you are renting the pavilion and want to have the roses on display for the event.

Trail temporarily closed

The Bald Cypress Trail is temporarily closed due to flooding. For those visiting the park for the Hiking Spree, check out the Wilderness Trail Map for alternative trails that you can use to count towards the Spree.

Wastewater consolidation project detour - ends Feb. 1, 2019

  • We have a temporary detour of a short, one-mile section of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail between Linebaugh Ave. and Sheldon Rd. due to a pipeline installation project
    • We have also temporarily closed the Drycreek Dr. section that connects with the trail
    • The trail will remain open southwest of Sheldon Rd. and north of Linebaugh Ave.
    • Trail users may detour the area using bike lanes and sidewalks along Sheldon Rd., Old Linebaugh Ave., and Linebaugh Ave.
  • We will repave impacted areas in January and the trails will open back up to the public by February 1

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 spring 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.