Manatee County Reopens After Ian

Manatee County Reopens After Ian
Posted on 10/02/2022
MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Oct. 2, 2022) – After a week of storm preparations, storm waiting, storm watching and storm clean-up, Manatee County Government is poised to re-open Monday, October 3.

It will not be a complete reopening though, as some resources are still being repaired after being damaged by Hurricane Ian.

All Manatee County Public Library locations, except Downtown Central, will open tomorrow from 9 AM to 5 PM. All programs will proceed as scheduled tomorrow. Downtown Central Library—which had water intrusion and significant power interruption—will be closed for needed repairs and clean-up Monday. 

Facilities at John Marble Park will not be accessible due to power issues and the American Red Cross establishing a temporary housing facility in the gym.

The following Manatee County Parks will not be open Monday:

  • Buffalo Creek Park playground
  • Palma Sola Park
  • Braden River Park
  • Coquina Beach South (Gulf-side)
  • Bunker Hill Community Park
  • Conservatory Park
  • Bennett Park
The following Parks will be closed until further notice:
  • Myakka Park
  • Crane Park
  • Holmes Beach Tennis Courts

Robinson and Emmerson Preserves will be open (but some trails may be closed). Duette and Rye Preserves will remain closed until further notice.

Manatee County Schools remain closed Monday, October 3.