OCALA, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2017) – Due to effects from Hurricane Irma, the following City of Ocala parks and facilities will be closed until further notice:

• Tuscawilla Park, 300-899 NE Sanchez Ave.
• Scott Springs Park, 2825 SW 24th Ave.
• Heritage Nature Conservancy, 1900 block of NE Third St.
• Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St.
• Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Media and the public will be notified when these are facilities are re-opened to the public.

The following City of Ocala parks and facilities are currently open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, these facilities will be open normal operating hours.

• Jervey Gantt Park, 2200 SE 36th Ave.
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NE 4th St.
• City neighborhood parks

Most parks are open, however, residents should use caution due to potential debris and should avoid standing water.
• City splash pads (Citizens’ Circle, 151 SE Osceola Ave. & Lillian F. Bryant Park, 2200 NW 17th Ave.)
• Pine Oaks Golf Course, 2201 NW 21st St.
• Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E Silver Springs Blvd. (Only the front nine holes are open at this time.)
• E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, 1510 NW Fourth St. (Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15. This facility will resume normal hours of operation the week of Sept. 18.)
• Lillian F. Bryant Community Center, 2200 NW 17th Pl. (Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15. This facility will resume normal hours of operation the week of Sept. 18.)
• Ocala Regional Sportsplex, 3500 SW 67th Ave.
• Barbara G. Washington Adult Activity Center, 210 NW 12th Ave.
• Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center, 830 NE Eighth Ave.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.

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