City of Tampa reopens playgrounds and more recreational courts, shelters and pools

Social distancing guidelines still apply.

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Tampeños will have even more recreation options this weekend. Starting Saturday, June 13, the City of Tampa is opening additional outdoor amenities and recreational facilities, including basketball and volleyball courts and these seasonal pools:

  • Copeland Pool, 11001 N. 15th St., 33612
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Pool, 2200 N. Oregon Ave., 33607
  • Spicola Pool, 2615 Corrine St., 33605
  • Williams Pool, 4362 E. Osborne Ave., 33610

A City of Tampa spokesperson told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that today's announcement includes the reopening of all playgrounds. Park shelters will also be open to parties of 50 or less.

“Please be aware that social distancing is still required while enjoying our parks, park amenities, and recreation facilities. Gatherings may not exceed 50 people,” a press release says. “Splash pads will remain closed at this time.”

The news comes two weeks after the announcement of free City of Tampa summer camps and a month after the reopening of all parks, lap pools and tennis courts.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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