Hillsborough County, City of Tampa offering free childcare Tuesday due to school closures

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Although Dorian’s path appears to have shifted east and away from Tampa Bay, a number of schools in the area will remain closed on Tuesday as officials monitor the storm’s impacts.

Parents in Hillsborough County, however, can breathe a sigh of relief. The county plans to open its recreation centers on Tuesday to offer free childcare to those affected by school closures.

Fees will be waived for all children ages 5 to 14. Parents must complete a form at the center before dropping off their child.

Children already registered for the county’s “Camp Days” program will have a normal camp day, the county said.

The following recreation centers will be open for childcare on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • All People’s Life Center: 6105 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa
  • Earl Simmons Park and Community Center: 5936 Connell Rd., Plant City
  • Egypt Lake Park and Community Center – 3126 Lambright Street, Tampa
  • Gardenville Park and Community Center – 6219 Symmes Rd., Gibsonton
  • Jackson Springs Park and Community Center: 8620 Jackson Springs Rd., Tampa
  • Johnson Community Center: 5855 S. 78th St., Tampa
  • Keystone Community Center and Sports Complex: 17928 Gunn Hwy, Odessa
  • Mango Park and Community Center: 11717 Clay Pit Rd., Seffner
  • Northdale Park and Community Center: 15550 Spring Pine Dr., Tampa
  • Roy Haynes Park Community Center: 1902 S. Village Ave., Tampa
  • Ruskin Park and Community Center: 901 6th St SE., Ruskin
  • Thonotosassa Park and Community Center: 10132 Skewlee Rd., Thonotosassa
  • Westchase Community Center: 9791 Westchase Dr., Tampa

The City of Tampa is also offering free Non-School Day Camp at the following Parks and Recreation community centers on Tuesday:

  • Benito Activity Center: 10065 Cross Creek Blvd., 33647
  • Copeland Community Center: 11001 N 15th St., 33612
  • Cyrus Greene Community Center: 2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 33610
  • Desoto Community Center: 2617 Corrine St., 33605
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center: 2200 N Oregon Ave, 33607
  • Fair Oaks Center: 5019 N 34th St., 33610
  • Forest Hills Recreation Complex: 724 W 209th Ave, 33612
  • Grant Park Activity Center: 3724 N 54th Ave., 33619
  • Gwendolyn Miller Center: 6410 N 32nd St., 33610
  • Henry & Ola Center: 502 W. Henry Ave., 33604
  • Highlands Pines Center: 4505 E 21st Ave., 33605
  • Kate Jackson Center: 821 S Rome Ave., 33606
  • Kid Mason Center: 1101 N Jefferson St., 33602
  • Kwane Doster Center: 7506 S Morton St. 33616
  • Loretta Ingraham Complex: 1615 N Hubert Ave., 33607
  • Marcelino “Chelo” Huerta Jr. Friendship Center: 4124 W Bay to Bay Blvd, 33629
  • NFL YET Jackson Heights Center: 3310 E Lake Ave, 33610
  • Oak Park Center: 5300 E 14th Ave, 33619
  • Police Athletic League: 1924 W. Diana St. 33604
  • Port Tampa Community Center: 4702 W McCoy St. 33616
  • Rey Park Center: 2301 N Howard Ave, 33607
  • Rowlett Activity Center: 2313 E Yukon St. 33604
  • Springhill Center: 201 E Eskimo Ave., 33604
  • Temple Crest Center: 8116 N 37th St., 33604
  • Wellswood Activity Center: 4918 N Mendenhall Dr., 33603

The City of Tampa Day Camp is available for kids age 5 to 14. The community centers listed above will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parents will need to provide their kids with lunch and a snack. Camps are open to the public.

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