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  • Outdoor Dining - O & A Coffee

    City expands outdoor dining options for local restaurants

    The City of Sarasota has created a new temporary outdoor café permit in an effort to aid local restaurants with a speedy economic recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    05/13/2020 12:13 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through June 5

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through June 5 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/29/2020 2:39 PM

  • DavidColorHiRes

    Candidate qualifying period for City elections opens June 8

    The candidate qualifying period for the 2020 City Commission municipal election for the three City Commission district seats opens at noon Monday, June 8, and ends at noon, Friday, June 12.

    05/27/2020 9:55 AM

  • Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails

    Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails Stay Open

    This past Memorial Day Weekend the Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails opened for walking, running, bicycling, photography, and wildlife observation. It was such a success, with visitors socially distancing and staying on the trails, that this opportunity has been extended.

    05/26/2020 4:28 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 29

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 29 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/22/2020 1:45 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    City partially closing two streets this weekend to help local businesses

    The City of Sarasota will facilitate two experimental partial street closures downtown this weekend in order to assist local businesses in the economic recovery from COVID-19.

    05/20/2020 1:31 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Bird Key Park parking lot reopens to public

    The parking lot at Bird Key Park will reopen to the public, effective 9 a.m. Wednesday, following an emergency order issued by City Manager Tom Barwin, in consultation with Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch.

    05/19/2020 4:57 PM

  • Bobby Jones Hole # 3 British

    Bobby Jones Golf Club Nature Trails Open May 23

    The Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Blvd., will be reopening its cart paths on Saturday, May 23, 2020, for public use. Gates open at 6 am for walking, running, bicycling, photography, and wildlife observation. Gates will be locked promptly at 6 pm.

    05/19/2020 3:59 PM

  • Memorial Da

    City administrative offices close for Memorial Day on May 25

    City of Sarasota administrative offices that have remained operational throughout the local public health emergency will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

    05/19/2020 12:35 PM

  • COVID_19_Lido Beach

    City Commission votes to reopen Lido Beach

    The City Commission on Monday voted to reopen Lido Beach to the public.

    05/18/2020 7:01 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    State COVID-19 testing site opens Sunday in North Sarasota

    A state-run, walk-up COVID-19 testing site will be open to the public beginning Sunday, May 17, and for the next 14 days at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in North Sarasota.

    05/16/2020 7:43 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 22

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 22 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/15/2020 2:37 PM

  • SBSA Grant Program Logo-01

    Small business grant program opens for applications May 19

    Applications for the City of Sarasota Small Business and Safety Assistance Grant Program will be accepted starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, as the City addresses the COVID-19 economic recovery phase.

    05/15/2020 10:54 AM

  • Arlington Park 50 meter lap pool

    Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex Pools Open May 29

    The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District will re-open Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex pools with limited hours. Public swim times will be Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, starting Friday, May 29, 2020.

    05/14/2020 6:23 PM

  • Tennis Ball, racket and court

    All City Tennis Courts - Open May 15

    In addition to the Payne Park Tennis Center, all tennis courts in the City of Sarasota will open on Friday, May 15, 2020.

    05/14/2020 2:56 PM

  • Payne Park - Tennis Court

    Payne Park Tennis Center Opens May 15

    Starting Friday, May 15, 2020, The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District’s Payne Park Tennis Center will reopen. The Center’s objectives are to provide citizens with excellent service while encouraging social distancing and safety.

    05/11/2020 1:01 PM

  • COVID19, PPE

    Resident donates 1,000 protective face shields to City of Sarasota

    On behalf of the City of Sarasota, Mayor Jen Ahearn-Koch and City Manager Tom Barwin accepted a resident’s personal donation of 1,000 newly fabricated protective face shields to help protect first responders and those on the frontlines battling the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sarasota community.

    05/11/2020 12:21 PM

  • Sprinkler

    Watering restrictions take effect May 12

    City residents will be under lawn watering restrictions beginning Tuesday after the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) issued a water shortage order in response to recent rainfall shortages.

    05/08/2020 2:12 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 15

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 15 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/08/2020 12:09 PM

  • COVID19

    City-owned boat ramps, tennis courts to reopen

    The City Commission on Monday voted to reopen City-owned boat ramps at Centennial Park and Ken Thompson Park to the public, effective Tuesday, May 5.

    05/04/2020 8:39 PM

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