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Hillsborough County Closes All Parks, Preserves To Combat Coronavirus Outbreak

Closed sign at Upper Tampa Bay Park
Hillsborough County parks and preserves, including Upper Tampa Bay Park, are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Hillsborough County has followed its “shelter-at-home” vote with a decision to close all county parks and preserves are now closed to contain coronavirus outbreak.

Closed sign at Upper Tampa Bay Park

County officials announced the parks were closed effective Friday night at 10 p.m. in an “abundance of caution.”

The decision to close the parks comes a day after the county’s Emergency Policy Group voted to enact the shelter at home policy. It calls for residents to stay home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Boat ramps will remain open, officials said.

For a list of parks that are closed, visit the Hillsborough County website.

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