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

Phone Lines and Credit Card Machine Down

The phone lines and credit card machine are down. Please call (813) 394-9317 or (813) 853-1154 to contact the park. Only cash is accepted at this time.

Phone lines are out of service

Please contact Mark Mellon at 813-702-8770 or Ranger assistance at 813-426-5583.

Major construction project will cause closures

Due to a major construction project taking place for site improvements and new amenities, the recreation center building will be closed through the fall of 2022. Outside amenities will remain open, but could close from time-to-time due to the construction.

Main phone line temporarily out of order

For more information and updates, please call (813) 614-1290.

Credit Card Machine Down

  • The credit card machine is down, so only cash is being accepted at this time

Swimming and Camping Updates

  • Swim times will be divided into two, four-hour time limits with a maximum capacity of 200 swimmers during each time slot.
  • Time Slot #1: 9 AM - 1 PM
  • Time Slot #2: 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Sanitation of the swim area will occur in between the two time slots.
  • Swim bands will not be sold one hour prior to swimming area closing.
  • Note: Swimming area subject to close due to thunder, lightning, and inclement weather.

Park / Nature Preserve Temporarily Closed

Due to high water, downed trees, or other issues related to Hurricane Ian, this location is closed until further notice.

Temporarily closed for renovations

Summerfield Sports Complex, located at 11942 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview, will be temporarily closed for renovation of the grass fields and construction of the synthetic fields. The closure will start Monday, June 6, with a tentative completion date in late July.

Park temporarily closed - to be used as a temporary debris management site

Sydney Dover (Trails) Conservation Park will be used as a County temporary debris management site from Friday. Oct. 14 - Nov. 21, 2022, and will be closed to the public to accommodate the handling of vegetative debris from Hurricane Ian. The site will NOT be open to the public for residential drop off.

The County's disaster debris contractor will operate from 7 AM to 7 PM each day, seven days a week until all debris is cleared from rights of way located in unincorporated areas of eastern Hillsborough County. If needed, the date may be extended.

Phone Lines Temporarily Down

The phone lines at the Upper Tampa Bay Park are down temporarily. This message will be removed when the phone lines are restored.