Advisories and Notices

Thanksgiving Closures

November 26: All of our offices, facilities, and park gates and restrooms will be closed. Some downtown parks may have these available.
November 27: Offices, Marjorie Park Marina, Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, Joe Abrahams Fitness & Wellness Center, aquatic facilities, and recreation centers will be closed. All parks will be open.

Alert Tampa

Alert Tampa IconWe want to communicate with all our patrons and notify you about any closures, registration periods, and exciting new programs we are offering. This is one of the many ways we use Alert Tampa, as well as emergency alerts regarding weather and other local emergencies you can choose to register for. Sign up on the City of Tampa Alert Tampa Page.

If you have an address outside of the City of Tampa; your address will need to be modified to a location within the City of Tampa to ensure you continue to receive alerts. If you would like to receive geographical information for a specific area within the City of Tampa we highly recommend that you update your profile. This address needs to be within the City of Tampa service area to receive emergency notifications. For example a specific pool, recreation center, or other location.

Beach Advisories

Current Swim AdvisoriesThe Florida Healthy Beaches Program periodically checks the beach water quality for bacteria levels. In some instances, if the levels are high the beach may need to close until water levels are back to an acceptable level. Before visiting our beaches we recommend checking for any current advisories on the Florida Health website.

Dog Park & Beach Notices

Curtis Hixon Dog Park is closed from 2 to 4 pm every Tuesday and Friday for maintenance.

Rowlett Small Dog Park is currently closed and under maintenance until further notice. The large dog park is open.

Water Works Dog Park will be closed today, Wed, 11/25 for maintenance from 9 am to 6 pm.

Check out the complete listing of our dog parks and beaches.

Fountains & Splash Pads Notices

The Louver fountain at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is down for maintenance until further notice. This fountain is the one located closest to Ashley Dr.

The splash pad at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park will be closed for repairs from Mon, 11/30 to Sat, 12/12.

Check out the complete listing of our splash pads.

Park, Playground, and Trail Notices

Anderson Park playground (next to Kate Jackson Center) is closed to the public weekly Mon-Fri, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

Disc golf course at Cypress Point Park and Picnic Island Park are closed until further notice, due to Tropical Storm Eta.

A portion of Freedom Playground at MacFarlane Park will be under construction for an expansion of the playground with new equipment and modification of the adjacent stormwater areas. It is scheduled to be reopened March 2021.

Playground at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park will be closed for repairs from Mon, 11/30 to Sat, 12/12.

A portion in the southwest corner of Madison Street Park will be closed for repairs beginning Mon, 11/30. We expect it to take 1-2 weeks.

The Tennis courts and outdoor hockey rink at Rowlett Park are currently experiencing electrical issues. The lighting will be off until further notice.

Pier and Boat Ramp Notices

Pier and Ramp Closures

Lowry Park Boat ramp is closed for construction.

For a listing of other public boat ramps visit the Florida Public Boat Ramp Finder.


Pool Notices

All pools are open.

For information about individual pool openings during inclement weather, please contact the pools directly. Check out the complete listing of our pools.

Recreation Centers Notices

After school rec center locations are open.