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Hillsborough to reopen additional parks

Trails, boat ramps and conservation parks to open May 26
Lake Conservation Park, which was closed by Hillsborough County in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in March, is scheduled to reopen its trails May 26..
Lake Conservation Park, which was closed by Hillsborough County in response to the Coronavirus outbreak in March, is scheduled to reopen its trails May 26.. [ JEFFREY S. SOLOCHEK | Times ]
Published May 20, 2020

TAMPA — Hillsborough County is reopening additional parks, including conservation parks, trails and bot ramps, May 26.

The county earlier had reopened most nature preserves and neighborhood parks that had been shuttered to visitors since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. .

The parks opening May 26 are: Lake Rogers Conservation Park, 9010 N. Mobley Road, Odessa; Lake Park (hiking and equestrian trails only), 17302 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz; Northdale-Lake Park Trail, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa; Edward Medard Conservation Park (boat ramp only), 6140 Turkey Creek Road, Plant City; Sydney-Dover Trails Conservation Park, 536 N. Dover Road, Dover; Dead River Conservation Park (walk-in/bike-in only), 15098 Dead River Road, Thonotosassa and Harney Park Boat Ramp, 7115 N. U.S. 301, Tampa.

Related: Hillsborough to reopen some parks

In a press release, the county said the park reopenings give residents additional opportunities for recreation and exercise, but it issued a reminder that restrictions remain in place. Parks users must obey social distancing guidelines. Portions of many parks, including picnic shelters, boardwalks, playgrounds, and restrooms, will continue to be closed.

The county encouraged visitors to wear face coverings, use hand sanitizer, and bring water to hydrate.

For information, see HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and select the tab for "current closures and reopenings''

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