Park Closures

Occasionally our parks, or certain sections of our parks, must close due to environmental concerns or construction, or are closed for a national holiday.

Holiday closures

All of our conservation and wilderness parks are open on most holidays, but are closed or close early on the following days:

  • Thanksgiving Day - all closed
  • Christmas Eve
    • Veteran's Memorial Park and Dead River Wilderness Park closed
    • All others close at 2 PM
  • Christmas Day - all closed

Check this page for updates on other closures.

The Apollo Beach Nature Preserve will be closed Monday and Tuesday, October 29, and 30, 2018 for paving. This is one of the final steps in completing the renovation project at the preserve.

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, the park will re-open, but will still be under renovation. Please be sure to follow all signage and signals at the site, and do not park in areas that are marked "No Parking".

While this will be an inconvenience until completion in mid-November, the renovations will increase safety.

For more information, please call our administrative office at (813) 672-7876.

Due to the high water levels the back of Davis Park is temporarily closed. The back of the park will remain closed until the water has receded and can be safely accessed. The front of the park is still open.

Dead River Conservation Park is closed due to road damage caused by flooding. At this time we do not know when we will be able to repair the road and re-open the park. For more information and updates, please call the park office at (813) 987-6211.

Eureka Springs Pavilion - Rose Garden
On Jan. 13, 2019 we will do a major cut back of the rose garden. It usually takes six to eight weeks for the roses to regrow and bloom after that. The rose garden will be out of commission from January 13 through March 31, 2019. Keep this in mind if you are renting the pavilion and want to have the roses on display for the event.

Old Fort King Trail
All three trail bridges are closed indefinitely for repairs. Access to the trail is still available north of the bridges. For more information, please call our administrative office at (813) 672-7876.

Beginning December 1, 2018 the Williams Boat Ramp and Park, located at 9425 US Hwy 41 S in Riverview, will temporarily close for major renovations. The park will re-open in the spring of 2019 with new ADA accessible floating docks, resurfaced boat ramps, and a renovated fishing pier. For more information and updates, please call our administrative office at (813) 672-7876.