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  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through April 17

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through at least April 17 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    04/10/2020 2:08 PM

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    Virtual Aqua Egg Hunt

    Hunt for eggs in the Arlington Park pool, from the comfort of your own home, and win! The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is excited to bring citizens their Virtual Aqua Egg Hunt! It’s FREE to enter the hunt. Follow the rules below on how to win.

    04/09/2020 11:54 AM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through at least April 10 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    04/03/2020 5:07 PM

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    At-Home Spring Projects & Contests

    The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is busy posting daily at-home crafts, health & wellness tips, contests and more, on social media

    04/03/2020 4:21 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    City extends public health emergency declaration for COVID-19

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through April 3, prohibiting social gatherings in groups of 10 or more and authorizing the issuance of a citation for those who do not voluntarily comply. Residents also are strongly urged to stay at home e

    03/26/2020 3:30 PM

  • COVID19

    City’s playgrounds, park amenities to close Wednesday

    Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and other amenities at City of Sarasota parks will be closed to the public effective 9 a.m. Wednesday, as part of the latest emergency orders issued for the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    03/24/2020 5:30 PM

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    Selby Five Points Park to close for repairs

    The City of Sarasota on Monday announced the closure of Selby Five Points Park as part of emergency orders related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    03/23/2020 12:42 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Lido Beach to close: City restricts on-premises alcohol sales

    The City of Sarasota on Thursday temporarily ceased the sale of beer, wine and alcohol at restaurants each day after 9 p.m. as part of emergency orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    03/19/2020 5:45 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    City extends public health emergency declaration for COVID-19

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency, originally issued last week, in order to continue to protect the health and safety of the community and position the City to qualify for possible state or federal funds for losses associated with COVID-19.

    03/18/2020 5:17 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    City recreational facilities to close this week; Public meetings scaled back

    The City of Sarasota on Monday announced the suspension of organized events and activities at the City’s recreational facilities and a scaling back of upcoming public meetings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

    03/16/2020 5:50 PM

  • City declares a public health emergency for COVID-19

    To protect the health and safety of the community and position the City to qualify for possible state or federal funds for losses associated with COVID-19, the City of Sarasota has declared a local citywide public health emergency.

    03/13/2020 1:52 PM

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    Spring Swim Lessons at the Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

    This spring, the City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is increasing the accessibility and enjoyment of swimming for youth by offering swim lessons at the Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex

    03/02/2020 11:53 AM

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    Paul Thorpe Jr. Park/Lemon Ave. grand re-opening set for March 6

    The community is invited to a block party to celebrate the grand re-opening of Paul Thorpe Jr. Park and Lemon Avenue on Friday, March 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Paul Thorpe Jr. Park, 135 S. Pineapple Avenue. The free event will feature live music, refreshments and guided tours of the improvements

    02/28/2020 9:20 AM

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    City Hall to observe Presidents Day holiday

    City administration offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in recognition of the Presidents Day holiday.

    02/10/2020 10:00 AM

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    City, credit union to host open house, car sale

    The City of Sarasota, in partnership with nonprofit financial institution Manatee Community Federal Credit Union, will host an open house aimed at educating residents about the low-cost financial services available to them, including the Reliable Ride Transportation Initiative.

    02/05/2020 1:42 PM

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    City Hall to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday

    City administration offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

    01/13/2020 8:49 AM

  • Holiday Closure, New Years Day

    Reminder: City Hall to observe New Year’s holiday; No change to trash, recycling collection

    City administration offices will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. Trash, recycling and yard waste collection will not be affected. Hours of operation at City facilities will vary on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

    12/26/2019 10:06 AM

  • Graphic: City administrative offices closed Dec. 24 & 25

    City Hall to observe Christmas, New Year’s holidays

    City administration offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas and Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day

    12/17/2019 1:00 PM

  • Pinecone pumkin candles on a plate with a small decravite wooden house for the holidays.

    Bring health and wellness with these gift ideas!

    12/12/2019 2:49 PM

  • 12th annual reindeer games presented by bobby jones golf club. image of reindeer cartoon popping out from green christmas decorated circle that has ordiments, title and december 25, 2019. Bobby Jones, parks and rec and the city logo are along the bottom with the ordiments.

    Bobby Jones Golf Club hosts 12th Annual ‘Reindeer Games’ Christmas Day

    The 12th Annual “Reindeer Games” will be held at the City’s historic municipal golf course, Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Blvd, on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25.

    12/02/2019 10:18 AM

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