Update from Commissioner Bill Braswell — Sat, Mar 21, 10:41 PM
Many of you have heard the news regarding the county closing parks and trails. Despite our best efforts people were still throwing parties and other group activities in county parks. Our press release stated Fort Frazier trail was closed. Obviously people are not gathering and throwing parties on the trail. It is not closed. A corrected press release will come out Monday. In the meantime enjoy the trail.

Effective at sunset, Saturday, March 21, all [Polk] 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 Fort Fraser, campgrounds, dog parks, the shooting range, History Center, Circle B Bar Reserve, Bone Valley ATV Park, Homeland Heritage Park and our resource centers.

Polk County Government is doing everything it can to protect the health and safety of our residents, employees and guests from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This is an uncertain time in our country and we are all in this together. The entire nation is being asked to take some extreme measures for a period of time to slow the growth of the coronavirus. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this critical time in our country.

Polk County parks and natural resource centers closed