Tampa opens beaches, dog parks
Photo courtesy Ben T. Davis Beach Facebook page.

Ben T. Davis Beach
Restrooms, playground and picnic facilities will remain closed.

The city of Tampa is reopening it beaches beginning at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Those beaches include:

— Ben T Davis Beach, 7740 W Courtney Campbell Causeway

— Cypress Point Beach, 5620 W Cypress St.

— Davis Islands Beach, 864 Severn Ave.

— Picnic Island Beach, 7409 Picnic Island Blvd.

The city is also reopening several of its dog parks and beaches Monday as restaurants and retail establishments also begin opening their doors.

As of Monday morning, the following dog parks and beaches are now open:

— Angus Goss Dog Park, 4601 N Central Ave.

— Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive.

— Davis Islands Dog Park and Beach, 1002 Severn Ave.

— Deputy John Kotfila Jr. Memorial Dog Park, 705 N. Raymond St.

— Gadsden Park, 6901 S MacDill Ave.

— Giddens Park, 5202 N 12th St.

— Herman Massey Park, 1002 N Franklin St.

— James Urbanski Dog Park at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave.

— Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard

— New Tampa Rotary Dog Park, 17301 Commerce Park Blvd.

— Palma Ceia Park, 2200 Marti St.

— Picnic Island Dog Beach, 7409 Picnic Island Blvd.

— Rowlett Park, 2401 E Yukon St.

— Queenie’s Dog Park at Waterworks Park, 1710 N. Highland Ave.

— Washington Street Park, 118 N 12th St.

Parking lots at those facilities will also be reopened. As with normal guidelines, dogs must be on a leash in the parking lots and in route to or from the parks.

Social distancing requirements including 6 feet of separation between non-family units will also still be required at all parks and beaches.

Playgrounds, picnic areas, sports fields, and restrooms at those parks and beaches will remain closed until further notice.

Janelle Irwin Taylor

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in Tampa Bay since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as senior reporter for WMNF News. Janelle has a lust for politics and policy. When she’s not bringing you the day’s news, you might find Janelle enjoying nature with her husband, children and two dogs. You can reach Janelle at [email protected].

One comment

  • Sonja Fitch

    May 4, 2020 at 4:07 pm

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