The city of Tampa on Monday morning announced that it was opening 16 child care sites at parks and recreation centers for families with students affected by the closing of Hillsborough County schools due to Hurricane Ian.
Later Monday, the city said three of the sites — the Port Tampa Park Community Center, Loretta Ingraham Recreation Complex and Kate Jackson Community Center — will be closed Tuesday because they are located in evacuation zones A and B. The city added a new location at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Complex that will be open Tuesday.
The child care camps will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and are available to students between kindergarten and 12th grade.
Hillsborough schools officials announced Sunday that public schools would be closed from Monday through Thursday because of the pending threat from Hurricane Ian.
To attend the camps, families must live in the Tampa city limits. Families should pack a lunch and provide snacks for children who will attend. And those who don’t have a “rec card” must see a Parks and Recreation department staff member to complete a registration form, city officials said.
The city said all other parks and recreation programs will be canceled until further notice.
The locations for Tuesday are as follows:
Spring Hill Community Center
1000 E Eskimo Ave.
Rowlett Activity Center
2313 E Yukon St.
Forest Hills Community Center
724 W 109th Ave.
Copeland Community Center
11001 N 15th St.
Jackson Heights Community Center
3310 E Lake Ave.
Cyrus Greene Center
2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Grant Park Community Center
3724 N 54th St.
Fair Oaks Community Center
5019 N 34th St.
Gwen Miller Community Center
6410 N 32nd St.
Benito Community Center
10065 Cross Creek Blvd.
DeSoto Park Center
2617 Corrine St.
P.A.L. (Police Athletic League)
1924 W. Diana St.
Wellswood Community Center
4918 N Mendenhall Drive
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex
2200 N Oregon Avenue
Times staff writer Sam Ogozalek contributed to this report.
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