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  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through June 5

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through June 5 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/29/2020 2:39 PM

  • Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails

    Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails Stay Open

    This past Memorial Day Weekend the Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails opened for walking, running, bicycling, photography, and wildlife observation. It was such a success, with visitors socially distancing and staying on the trails, that this opportunity has been extended.

    05/26/2020 4:28 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 29

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 29 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/22/2020 1:45 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Bird Key Park parking lot reopens to public

    The parking lot at Bird Key Park will reopen to the public, effective 9 a.m. Wednesday, following an emergency order issued by City Manager Tom Barwin, in consultation with Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch.

    05/19/2020 4:57 PM

  • Bobby Jones Hole # 3 British

    Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails Open May 23

    The Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Blvd., will be reopening its cart paths on Saturday, May 23, 2020, for public use. Gates open at 6 am for walking, running, bicycling, photography, and wildlife observation. Gates will be locked promptly at 6 pm.

    05/19/2020 3:59 PM

  • Memorial Da

    City administrative offices close for Memorial Day on May 25

    City of Sarasota administrative offices that have remained operational throughout the local public health emergency will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    05/19/2020 12:35 PM

  • COVID_19_Lido Beach

    City Commission votes to reopen Lido Beach

    The City Commission on Monday voted to reopen Lido Beach to the public.

    05/18/2020 7:01 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 22

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 22 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/15/2020 2:37 PM

  • Arlington Park 50 meter lap pool

    Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex Pools Open May 29

    The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District will re-open Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex pools with limited hours. Public swim times will be Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, starting Friday, May 29, 2020.

    05/14/2020 6:23 PM

  • Tennis Ball, racket and court

    All City Tennis Courts - Open May 15

    In addition to the Payne Park Tennis Center, all tennis courts in the City of Sarasota will open on Friday, May 15, 2020.

    05/14/2020 2:56 PM

  • Payne Park - Tennis Court

    Payne Park Tennis Center Opens May 15

    Starting Friday, May 15, 2020, The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District’s Payne Park Tennis Center will reopen. The Center’s objectives are to provide citizens with excellent service while encouraging social distancing and safety.

    05/11/2020 1:01 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 15

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 15 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/08/2020 12:09 PM

  • COVID19

    City-owned boat ramps, tennis courts to reopen

    The City Commission on Monday voted to reopen City-owned boat ramps at Centennial Park and Ken Thompson Park to the public, effective Tuesday, May 5.

    05/04/2020 8:39 PM

  • Alert Sarasota County

    Community encouraged to register for Alert Sarasota County

    To help residents stay informed, Sarasota County is launching a mass-notification system called Alert Sarasota County, hosted by Everbridge, as part of a partnership with the state of Florida, the cities of Sarasota, Venice, North Port and Town of Longboat Key.

    05/04/2020 8:14 AM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 8

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 8 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/01/2020 3:12 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 1

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 1 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    04/24/2020 3:15 PM

  • COVID_19_Lido Beach

    Lido Beach remains closed due to COVID-19 public health emergency

    Lido Beach will remain closed while City of Sarasota officials continue to monitor local COVID-19 testing results during the public health emergency. The City will also review the action taken Wednesday by the Sarasota County Commission to allow limited access to other county beaches starting next

    04/22/2020 2:04 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through April 24

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through at least April 24 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    04/17/2020 3:18 PM

  • Woman stands with a recycled unicorn sculpture in the woods

    Two Virtual Earth Day Contests

    The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is hosting two Virtual Earth Day Contests!

    04/16/2020 4:49 PM