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COVID-19 Updates

Numerous Polk County parks, trails, campgrounds and community center computer labs reopened May 1.

Circle B Bar Reserve and the Saddle Creek Gun range also reopened May 8. Ball fields however remain closed to all organized activities.

County recreational facilities that opened Friday, May 1 included:

  • All preserve trails
  • Parks with trails for biking, disc golf, walking and nature, including Loyce Harpe Park and Northeast Regional Park, will be open. Please avoid congregating in parking areas and pavilions.
  • The boat ramps located at Coleman Landing, Lake Arbuckle, Lake Rosalie and Lake Hatchineha will reopen. All other boat ramps throughout the county were not previously closed.
  • Bone Valley ATV Park
  • Campgrounds will be open with limited capacity.
  • Community Center computer labs will be open on a limited basis. All Community Centers will remain closed to normal community use activities.

Polk County Parks & Natural Resources Division also cancelled 2020 summer camps and recreation programming. These programs include Camp R.O.C.K., Summer Frenzy Programs, A to Z Nature Camp and Discovery Center Summer Recreation Outdoor Education.

County staff will continue to explore ways to keep kids active while following the Governor’s executive orders through the summer.

Updated information regarding park and preserve openings is available on the county’s website at www.polk-county.net. We recommend that you call (863) 534-7377 for specific information on what is open and new usage guidelines.

 

Park / FacilityStatus (as of May 4)
Aldine CombeeOpen except pavilion
Babson ParkClosed
Banana Lake ParkOpen - boat ramp, restroom, walking trail-playground closed
Bartow Agriculture Center ArenasOpen to individual use, not organized groups
Bone Valley ATV ParkOpen
Bradley Junction ParkClosed
Christina ParkOpen except playground and pavilion
Circle B Bar ReserveClosed, but trails will open May 8th with the Discovery Center having limited hrs
Coleman LandingOpen – campground with limited capacity
Combeewood ParkClosed
Crooked Lake PrairieOpen
Crooked Lake SandhillOpen
Crystal Lake ParkOpen
East Central ParkOpen except courts and playground
Eaton ParkOpen except courts and playground
Eloise Resource CenterClosed except for computer lab
Fort Fraser TrailOpen
Fort Meade ParkOpen except courts and playground
Fuller Heights ParkOpen except courts and playground
Gator Creek ReserveOpen
Golfview ParkOpen
Gordon Heights ParkOpen except courts and playground
Gordonville ParkOpen except courts and playground
Grassy LakeOpen
Heritage Peace RiverOpen
Hickory Lake ScrubOpen
Highland City ParkOpen except playground
Highland City Senior FieldClosed
History CenterOpens May 12th with limited hrs and access
Homeland Heritage ParkOpen with limited hrs and access
Hunt Fountain ParkOpen except courts, playground and pavilion
Jan Phyl ParkOpen except courts and playground
Lake Agnes Boat RampOpen
Lake Arbuckle ParkOpen-campground with limited capacity
Lake Aurora Boat RampOpen
Lake Blue ParkOpen except playground
Lake Buffum Boat RampOpen
Lake Cannon ParkOpen except playground
Lake Confusion Boat RampOpen
Lake Daisy Boat RampOpen
Lake Deere Boat RampOpen
Lake Deere ParkOpen
Lake Deeson Boat RampOpen
Lake Florence ParkOpen
Lake Garfield Boat RampOpen
Lake Gibson Boat RampOpen
Lake Gwyn ParkClosed, except the south trailhead to access trail
Lake Gwyn Treatment TrailOpen, use south trailhead entrance to access trail
Lake Hancock Boat Ramp (new)Closed (still finishing construction)
Lake HartridgeOpen
Lake Ina ParkOpen
Lake Jessie Boat RampOpen
Lake Juliana Boat RampOpen
Lake Livingston Boat RampOpen
Lake Mariana Boat RampOpen
Lake Mariana Treatment TrailOpen
Lake Marion Boat RampOpen
Lake Parker Boat RampOpen
Lake Pierce Boat RampOpen
Lake Pierce RanchettesOpen except courts and playground
Lake Reedy Boat RampOpen
Lake Rosalie CampgroundOpen - campground with limited capacity
Lake Roy Boat RampOpen
Lake Sears Boat RampOpen
Lake Summit Boat RampOpen
Lake Summit EastOpen
Lake Tennessee Boat RampOpen
Lake Thomas Boat RampOpen
Lake Walk-in Water Boat RampOpen
Lakeland Highlands ScrubOpen
Lena Vista ParkOpen
Lil Halibut ParkClosed
Little Crooked Lake Boat RampOpen
Loma Linda ParkOpen except playground
Loughman ParkOpen except courts, playground and pavilion
Loyce Harpe ParkOpen except playground and dog park
Marshall Hampton ReserveOpen
Mary N. Campbell Resource CenterClosed except computer lab
Medulla ParkOpen except courts and playground
Medulla Resource CenterClosed except computer lab
Midway Gardens ParkOpen except courts and playground
Mosaic Peace River ParkOpen
Mudd Lake Boat RampOpen
Mulberry ParkOpen except courts and playground
North East Regional ParkOpen except courts, playground and dog park
North Walk-in-Water CreekOpen
Panther Point TrailOpen - access Marshall Hampton Trailhead
Peace River Canoe (HWY 60)Open
Peace River HammockOpen
Pinedale ParkOpen
Poinciana ParkOpen except courts, playground, pavilion and dog park
Polk City ParkOpen except pavilion
Port HatchinehaOpen including boat ramp-campground with limited capacity
Rolling Hills ParkClosed
Saddle Creek ParkOpen - except ballfield and gun range, campground with limited capacity
Sam Keene ParkOpen
Sherwood Stokes PreserveOpen
Simmers Young ParkOpen except playground and dog park
Snively Brooks ParkOpen except courts and playground
SUMICAOpen
Sun Ray ParkOpen except playground
Surveyor’s Lake Boat RampOpen
Valleyview TrailOpen
Wabash ParkClosed
Wabash Resource CenterClosed except computer lab
Wahneta ParkOpen except courts and playground
Walker Road ParkOpen except playground
Walker Road Treatment TrailOpen
Washington ParkOpen except courts and playground
Waverly ParkOpen except courts and playground
Welling Park / Lake EasyOpen
West Lake Wales ParkOpen except playground
Westwood ParkOpen except for playground
Wilfred Smith Resource CenterClosed except computer lab