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Community Services Facilities Status

Get active again post-storm at open facilities. This page is updated frequently with the status of Community Services facilities. As we clean up and reopen our facilities, be cautious if you encounter vegetative debris in parks and waterways. Visitors should avoid these areas.

Libraries - Three open - all others remain closed until further notice.
  • Punta Gorda Charlotte Library, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Englewood Charlotte Library, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
  • Port Charlotte Public Library, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Curb-side book pick up at Centennial Recreation Center is available Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Recreation centers - Three open - all other recreation centers remain closed until further notice.
  • Centennial Park Recreation Center open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
    View the Program Calendar
  • South County Regional Park Recreation Center 
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Friday: 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
    View the Program Calendar
  • Harold Avenue Regional Park Recreation Center 
    View the Program Calendar

The recreation team will bring the REC2U van to community parks on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to the following locations:

  • Dec. 10 Centennial Park and Maraciabo Kidspace Park
  • Dec. 11 Rotonda Community Park 
Pools - Three open - all others remain closed until further notice.
Splashpads - One Open 
  • McGuire Park splash pad is open.
Sport fields - Four Open - all others will remain closed until further notice.
  • South County Regional Park Soccer Fields (with lights)
  • Carmalita Football 
  • Franz Ross Park  Football Fields (without lights)
  • Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park football fields 1&3 (without lights)
  • South County Regional Park baseball and softball fields (without lights)
Playgrounds listed here are open - all other playgrounds remain closed until further notice.
  • Bayshore Live Oak Park
  • Bissett Park
  • Cedar Point Environmental Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Carmalita Park
  • Deep Creek  Park
  • Harbour Heights Park
  • Harold Avenue Regional Park (baseball)
  • Maracaibo Kidspace Park
  • McGuire Park
  • Katherine Ariens Dog Park
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park
  • Lake Betty Park
  • Randy Spence Park
  • Rotonda Community Park
Boat ramps - Most open (with some closed amenities; regular operating hours)
  • Darst Park Boat Ramp remains closed.
Please be advised that many hazards remain, including below the surface of our canals and waterways. Please be vigilant. For navigation purposes, there was extensive erosion and shoaling may have occurred that has reduced or eliminated channels. Debris removal began Monday, Oct. 31.

Restrooms - Staff and vendors are working to open park restrooms. The following restrooms are open:
  • Bayshore Live Oak Park
  • Bissett Park 
  • Cape Haze Pioneer Trail
  • Carmalita Park football field restrooms
  • Cedar Point Environmental Park
  • Deep Creek Park
  • Englewood Beach
  • Englewood East Park
  • Franz Ross Park
  • G.C. Herring Park
  • Hathaway Park
  • Harbour Heights Park
  • Katherine Airens Dog Park
  • Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Park
  • Live Oak Point 
  • Maracaibo Kidspace Park
  • McGuire Park
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park (pavilion restroom)
  • Rotonda Community Park
  • South County Regional Park playground restrooms
  • South County Regional Park soccer field restrooms
  • South Gulf Cove Park
  • Spring Lake Park
  • Tippecanoe Environmental Park
  • Tringali Park
  • William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park 
All other restrooms remain closed.
Portable toilets and handwashing stations are available at the following parks:
  • Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park
  • Carmalita Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Deep Creek Park
  • Franz Ross Park 
  • Harbour Heights Park
  • South County Regional Park
  • South Gulf Cove Park

Parks 
Most parks are open and available for use. However, many park amenities have received damage and are unsafe for current use. Please adhere to posted signs for “closed amenities,” while county staff and vendors work to address these safety concerns.

Parks open (regular operating hours)
  • Ainger Creek Park
  • Allapatachee Shores Park
  • Anger Fishing Pier
  • Audubon-Pennington Nature Park
  • Amberjack Environmental Park
  • Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park Dog Park
  • Bill Coy Preserve
  • Boca Grande Fishing Pier and kayak launch
  • Butterford Waterway Park
  • Cape Haze Pioneer Trail
  • Cedar Point Environmental Park
  • Centennial Fishing Pier
  • Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park
  • Chester Roberts Park
  • El Jobean Boat Ramp
  • El Jobean Fishing Pier
  • G.C. Herring Park
  • Hathaway Park
  • Katherine Ariens Dog Park
  • Midway Park
  • Ollie's Pond Park
  • Oyster Creek Environmental Park
  • Peace River Preserve
  • Placida Fishing Pier
  • Placida Park
  • Prairie Creek Preserve
  • Riverside Park
  • San Domingo Park
  • Scotts Lot
  • Shell Creek Preserve
  • St. Paul Linear Park
  • Tippecanoe Environmental Park
  • Tippecanoe II
  • William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park
Parks open (with some closed amenities)
  • Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park
  • Bayshore Live Oak Park
  • Bissett Park
  • Carmalita Park
  • Cedar Point Environmental Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Deep Creek Park
  • Englewood Beach/Chadwick Park
  • Englewood East Park
  • Franz Ross Park
  • Harold Avenue Regional Park
  • Harbour Heights Park
  • Katherine Ariens Dog Park
  • Lake Betty Park
  • Larry Taylor Kiwanis Park
  • Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Park
  • Live Oak Point Park
  • Maracaibo Kidspace Park
  • McGuire Park
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park
  • Randy Spence Park
  • Rotonda Park
  • South County Regional Park
  • South Gulf Cove Park
  • Tringali Park
Parks closed
  • Darst Park
  • Higgs Park
  • Spring Lake Park
  • Thornton Key Preserve
Open Pavilions (and available for rent)
  • Bayshore Live Oak Park
  • Bissett Park
  • Franz Ross Park (this playground remains closed)
  • Harbour Heights Park
  • Lake Betty Park
  • Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary Park
  • McGuire Park
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park
  • Rotonda Community Park
  • South County Regional Park Playground Pavilion (this playground remains closed)
Basketball Courts listed here are open - all others remain closed until further notice.
  • Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park
  • Bissett Park
  • Boca Grande Fishing Pier
  • Deep Creek Park
  • Englewood East Park
  • G.C. Herring Park 
  • Harbour Heights Park
  • Harold Avenue Regional Park (with lighting)
  • Higgs Park
  • Lake Betty Park
  • McGuire Park
  • Port Charlote Beach Park
  • Randy Spence Park
  • South County Regional Park (with lighting)
  • South Gulf Cove Park
Open Horse Shoe Pits and Bocce listed here are open - all others remain closed until further notice.
  • Bayshore Live Oak Park
  • Bissett Park
  • Hathaway Park
  • Maracaibo Kidspace Park 
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park (both horse shoe pits and bocce)
Open Shuffleboard Courts - Two open - all others remain closed until further notice.
  • Bissett Park
  • Harbour Heights Park
Open Sand Volleyball Courts listed here are open - all others remain closed until further notice.
  • Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park
  • Carmalita Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Englewood Beach
  • Port Charlotte Beach Park
Disc Golf Courses listed here are open - all others remain closed until further notice.
  • Ann & Chuck Dever Regional Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Franz Ross Park

Hockey - the Inline hockey rink at Tringali Park is open with lights.

Skate Parks - One open - all others remain closed until further notice.
  • Don Cerbone Memorial Skate Park at Carmalita Park
Multi-purpose & Tennis Courts - all others remain closed until further notice.
  • Bissett Park 
  • Deep Creek Park
  • Franz Ross Park (with lighting)
  • Harbour Heights Park (with lighting)
  • Harold Avenue Regional Park (with lighting)
  • McGuire Park
  • Midway Park
  • Tringali Park (with lighting) 
  • William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park    
UF/IFAS Extension Services 
  • UF/IFAS Extension Services are now proctoring 'pesticide applicator liscense' tests by appointment only.  
Horse Arena
  • The Carmalita Park Horse Arena is open (without lights).

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