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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.


There are currently advisories for Ben T Davis Beach from samples taken 4/3.



Dog Park and Beach Notices

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

Queenie's Dog Park at Water Works Park is closed from 9 am to 1 pm every Tuesday for maintenance.

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

Fountain and Splash Pad Notices

The fountain at Perry Harvey Park is currently down until further notice.

Check out the complete listing of our splash pads.

Park, Playground, and Trail Notices

DeSoto Park phone line is currently working intermittently, the alternate line number is 813-731-2565 if unable to get through the main line.

The phone line at Kid Mason Center is currently down until further notice. To reach staff at the center 813-613-4697.

MacDill 48 Park will be closed  for a stormwater project that will take approximately one year to complete, an opening date is to be determined.

McKay Bay Nature Park will be closed 2/20 through 5/1 for construction.

The zipline at New Tampa Nature Park is out of operation and closed until further notice.

Pier and Boat Ramp Notices

Current Ramp Closures

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

Pool Notices

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

There are no notices at this time