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Community Services

Charlotte County Community Services is committed to providing quality programs and facilities for residents and visitors to our county. We believe recreation and leisure activities, reading, music, art, and history are essential to personal growth, positive self-esteem, and relaxation. Our parks and open spaces are an integral part of our community identity.


Director of Community Services - Tommy Scott

Tommy Scott

Director of Community Services

Tommy joined Charlotte County as Community Services Director for Charlotte County in 2013. Prior to joining Charlotte County, Tommy was the Recreation Manager for the City of Boise in Boise, ID; the Executive Director for Encore Facility Management in Youngstown, OH and Rio Rancho, NM; the Public Relations Manager and Public Event Coordinator for River Parks Authority in Tulsa, OK.

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Department News

William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park Restrooms Closed 

William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park Restrooms Closed 

Oct. 20, 2021 9:24 am

The restrooms at William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park are closed for repairs.  

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Placida Park Parking Lot Temporary Closure

Placida Park Parking Lot Temporary Closure

Oct. 15, 2021 8:31 am

Portions of the Placida Park (boat ramp) parking lot will be closed intermittently Oct. 26-28, 2021.

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Cape Haze Pioneer Trail parking closure

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail parking closure

Oct. 15, 2021 8:26 am

Parking lot repairs will begin at two of the Cape Haze Pioneer Trail parking lots Oct. 26-28.

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