Links to the city, county, and state webpages have been provided so you can check for updates.
from the City of Lakeland Coronavirus/COVID-19 – Parks & Recreation Cancellations & Closures website
“LAKELAND, FL (March 23, 2020) | During a specially called City Commission meeting to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 virus, a decision was made to close additional park facilities in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The following park spaces will close at dusk Monday, March 23rd until March 30th or until further notice:
Gated park spaces and gated trails
Parks spaces with picnic pavilions, playgrounds and/or bathrooms
Cleveland Heights Golf Course, including parking lots
All tennis and pickleball courts
All basketball courts
All dog parks
All boat ramps”
from the Polk County Parks & Recreation Facebook page
“Effective at sunset, Saturday, March 21, all county parks and natural resource facilities will be closed until further notice. This includes parks with playgrounds and recreational leagues, environmental lands and trails such as campgrounds, dog parks, the shooting range, History Center, Circle B Bar Reserve, Bone Valley ATV Park, Homeland Heritage Park and our resource centers.
This also includes Loyce Harpe and the Se7en Wetlands”
from the Florida State Parks website
“At the direction of Governor DeSantis and to successfully uphold CDC guidance to maximize social distancing and avoid gatherings larger than 10 people, DEP will close all Florida State Parks to the public effective Monday, March 23.
DEP has taken many measures to continue providing resource recreation at our state parks during this time, such as limiting operating hours and reducing visitor capacity at parks with high visitation. Unfortunately, this has not resulted in the reductions needed to best protect public health and safety as Florida continues to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”