Though Plant City parks are open, previously scheduled events and programs through early May are no longer happening.
The Plant City Recreation and Parks Department announced Monday the suspension of all formal activities for eight weeks.
The department canceled all events that were scheduled to use its parks and facilities from this past Monday through May 10. On the sports side, that impacted the NCBA/NCSA Spring Training Showcases, youth baseball, soccer and football tournaments, adult soccer leagues and Tennis Center programming. Plant City Little League had already postponed its season through April 6, but the league will now have to suspend activities further. Other canceled events include the city’s after-school program, Spring Break Day Camp, the annual City-Wide Easter Egg Hunt, all recreation center programming, pavilion rentals and rec center rentals.
“Our schedule of upcoming events has been impacted by the CDC guidelines recommending cancelation of activities or events with 50 or more participants or attendees for a period of eight weeks,” the department said in a press release. “We are following CDC, Florida Department of Health and Hillsborough County Health Department directives.”
Though events and programming are on hold for the next eight weeks, as of press time PCRPD will keep the parks themselves open for public use.
The annual Plant City Summer Program (June 8-July 31) does not appear to be affected at this time, but the PCRPD is monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and will cancel the program only if absolutely necessary.