Manatee County Beaches & Parks Open

Manatee County Beaches & Parks Open
Posted on 10/07/2022
Press Release NoticeMANATEE COUNTY, FL (October 7, 2022) – After more than a week of restoration and repair efforts due to Hurricane Ian, Manatee County’s beautiful beaches are back in business. A majority of its preserves and parks are also open to welcome folks who need a little recreation and relaxation.

Anna Maria Bayfront Park, Manatee Beach, Palma Sola Causeway Park and Coquina Beaches and all county preserves are open. Visitors can expect some isolated trail closures in the Duette and Rye Preserves due to high water and debris. Crews will continue to clear those trails through next week.

Most of the county’s parks have reopened as well. While staff has trimmed and removed tons of debris from the facilities, some piles may remain as the work continues.

Holmes Beach Tennis Courts will remain closed until fence repairs can be made. In addition, Blackstone Park—currently being used as a staging area for utilities crews—remains closed. Crane Park in Myakka City remains closed due to flooding, and the Myakka Community Park is being used as a relief-staging area.

Preparations for the new Coquina Beach Market have also been impacted by the storm. As crews have been deployed around the county to clean up and repair other parks properties, the site prep and rehab work to get the new site (further south on Coquina Beach) ready have been put on hold temporarily. The official opening date has been delayed from the originally planned November 1. Expect further word on market developments as they are finalized and confirmed.