Advisories and Notices

Alert Tampa

We 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 Advisories

The 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 Healthy Beaches website.

Dog Park and Beach Notices

Angus Goss Dog Park is closed until further notice.

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

JBL Riverfront Dog Park parking lot is officially closed to the public and will re-open Mon, 2/15. The dog park will remain open. 

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

Fountain and Splash Pad Notices

JBL Riverfront Park splash pad will be closed starting Sat, 1/15, and re-open Mon, 2/15 while the park is being utilized for the NFL Experience.

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.

The U path trail off of Cypress Point Park, heading towards Courtney Campbell Causeway, will be closed until further notice starting 1/25 for maintenance.

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.

The tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts at JBL Riverfront Park will be closed starting Mon, 1/11. The entire park will be closed starting Sat, 1/15, to the general public including the fields, shelters, playground, Tampa River Center, and splash pad for the NFL Experience. The entire park and amenities will re-open Mon, 2/15. The parking lot to the dog park will be closed, the dog park itself, will remain open. Please visit our other tennis & pickleball facilities as well as basketball courts.

Madison Street Park will be closing the west side of the park for repairs during the evening hours of Mon, 1/11, and the evening of Tue, 1/12. The area will be closed off for paving while the remainder of the park will be open.

The east portion of the McKay Bay Greenway including the trail, fishing pier, and surrounding area is closed through Aug 2021 for a habitat restoration project headed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). This is an active construction site and a no trespassing area. For questions regarding the project, please contact SWFWMD

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

Current Ramp Closures

Davis Islands South Boat Ramp is closed until further notice due to damage from TS Eta. The North Boat Ramp is still open.

Lowry Park Boat Ramp is closed for construction and expected to reopen by January 2021.

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

Pool Notices

Bobby Hicks Pool will be closed on Tue, 1/26 from 5:30 am through 4:00 pm for maintenance. Alternative locations include Interbay Pool and Roy Jenkins Pool.

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

Recreation Center Notices

David Barksdale Active Older Adult Center and Ragan Center are currently closed until further notice.