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Selby Five Points Park to close for repairs

Ringling Bridge pedestrians urged to help limit COVID-19 spread

Post Date:03/23/2020 12:42 PM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988;


COVID19Sarasota, FL:  The City of Sarasota on Monday announced the closure of Selby Five Points Park as part of emergency orders related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The downtown park will be closed at 2 p.m. Monday to facilitate park restoration and landscaping repairs, which are planned to begin later this week.

The emergency order also strongly urges pedestrians and bicyclists on the John Ringling Causeway Bridge to travel in the same direction as traffic to limit the potential of spreading the coronavirus when passing others. Bicyclists, joggers and pedestrians heading westbound should use the westbound sidewalk and bike lanes, and vice versa.

A local public health emergency remains in effect for the City of Sarasota. Although City buildings are closed to the public, most City operations and functions are still available.

The public is advised to conduct business with the City either online via www.SarasotaFL.Gov or by phone at 941-263-6000.

Additional resources

Information and resources for businesses and employees, including Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans and other assistance programs, can be found on the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County’s webpage at

A Sarasota-specific call center for questions and concerns about COVID-19 is now available through the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County:  941-861-2883. Subject matter experts are available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The most current, official information on COVID-19 in Florida can be found at  A 24/7 hotline is also available:  1-866-779-6121.

For more information, contact Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist:  941-928-3988.


About the City of Sarasota:  Distinguished by U.S. News and World Report as the 18th Best Place to Live in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 56,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles.  Learn more about us at www.SarasotaFL.Gov