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  • Community Canopy-14

    Community Canopy program returns; Registration for free trees starts midnight May 3

    The City’s free tree giveaway program, Community Canopy, returns at midnight, Sunday, May 3 with contactless registration and delivery, allowing residents in the city limits to safely receive a free tree during the coronavirus pandemic while helping to expand the urban canopy and...

    05/02/2020 9:00 AM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 8

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 8 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    05/01/2020 3:12 PM

  • Recycling Composition Study

    Study shows recycling success after one year of single-stream program

    It’s been one year since the City of Sarasota launched its single-stream recycling program, and a recent study shows our customers are on the right track with proper recycling and reducing contamination.

    04/29/2020 9:35 AM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through May 1

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through May 1 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    04/24/2020 3:15 PM

  • COVID_19_Lido Beach

    Lido Beach remains closed due to COVID-19 public health emergency

    Lido Beach will remain closed while City of Sarasota officials continue to monitor local COVID-19 testing results during the public health emergency. The City will also review the action taken Wednesday by the Sarasota County Commission to allow limited access to other county beaches starting next

    04/22/2020 2:04 PM

  • LS 87 building construction 42120

    Lift Station 87 building exterior nears completion; Intermittent traffic delays expected April 23

    Trucks delivering roof panels to Lift Station 87 will occasionally impede traffic on Mound Street at Luke Wood Park throughout the day on Thursday, April 23. Flatbed semi-trailers will be delivering precast, hollow-core concrete roof panels to the Lift Station 87 site.

    04/21/2020 3:44 PM

  • Earth-Day-blue-2499-sq-1

    Celebrate Earth Day virtually with the City of Sarasota

    Although the City of Sarasota’s annual downtown Earth Day Festival has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the public is still invited join in and participate virtually.

    04/21/2020 9:13 AM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through April 24

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through at least April 24 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    04/17/2020 3:18 PM

  • Woman stands with a recycled unicorn sculpture in the woods

    Two Virtual Earth Day Contests

    The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is hosting two Virtual Earth Day Contests!

    04/16/2020 4:49 PM

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    2020 Memorial Day Parade canceled

    This year’s downtown Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, organizers announced Monday.

    04/13/2020 3:03 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended through April 17

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through at least April 17 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    04/10/2020 2:08 PM

  • Roundabout screencap 1

    Educational videos show how to navigate new U.S. 41 roundabouts

    The City of Sarasota is sharing a series of informational videos to help educate motorists on how to navigate the new multi-lane roundabouts on U.S. 41 at 10th and 14th streets ahead of their planned opening next weekend.

    04/10/2020 8:47 AM

  • Bunny costume resting on a floating yoga board in the pool

    Virtual Aqua Egg Hunt

    Hunt for eggs in the Arlington Park pool, from the comfort of your own home, and win! The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is excited to bring citizens their Virtual Aqua Egg Hunt! It’s FREE to enter the hunt. Follow the rules below on how to win.

    04/09/2020 11:54 AM

  • COVID_19_Update

    Citywide public health emergency extended

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through at least April 10 following a weekly review, as required by the City Charter, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    04/03/2020 5:07 PM

  • Small dog dressed up with hat and sunglasses in a wicker basket

    At-Home Spring Projects & Contests

    The City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District is busy posting daily at-home crafts, health & wellness tips, contests and more, on social media

    04/03/2020 4:21 PM

  • COVID19

    City suspends development permit expirations, extends Van Wezel closure

    The City of Sarasota on Monday announced that all time periods regarding the expiration of any valid and outstanding development permits previously issued by the City or currently under review are tolled for the duration of the State of the Emergency in Florida.

    03/30/2020 2:41 PM

  • COVID19

    Boat ramps, Bird Key Park parking lot to close March 29; City-by-city testing reports urged

    The City-owned boat ramps, 10th Street Boat Ramps and City Island Boat Ramps, as well as the Bird Key Park parking lot will close to the public effective Sunday, March 29 at 6 a.m. as part of emergency orders related to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    03/28/2020 4:34 PM

  • COVID_19_Update

    City extends public health emergency declaration for COVID-19

    The City of Sarasota has extended its declaration of a local citywide public health emergency through April 3, prohibiting social gatherings in groups of 10 or more and authorizing the issuance of a citation for those who do not voluntarily comply. Residents also are strongly urged to stay at home e

    03/26/2020 3:30 PM

  • COVID19

    City’s playgrounds, park amenities to close Wednesday

    Playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts and other amenities at City of Sarasota parks will be closed to the public effective 9 a.m. Wednesday, as part of the latest emergency orders issued for the COVID-19 public health emergency.

    03/24/2020 5:30 PM

  • COVID19

    Building Division drop box to be available for plans, paperwork

    In an effort to keep the construction industry moving during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the City of Sarasota’s Building Division will have a drop box available to the public for plans and other transmittals.

    03/23/2020 4:07 PM

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