TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Several sandbag locations have opened up in the Tampa Bay area ahead of Hurricane Idalia.

This list will be updated as more locations are announced.

City of Tampa (Open to Tampa residents only Sunday from Noon to 7 p.m.)

Himes Avenue Complex — 4501 South Himes Avenue

Al Barnes Park — 2902 North 32nd Street

MacFarlane Park — 1700 North MacDill Avenue (between Maxwell and Renfrew)

City of St. Petersburg

Full-Service Locations (Open Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.):

  • Northeast Park — 955 62nd Avenue Northeast
  • Lake Maggiore Shelter Area — 3601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street South
  • Northwest Swimming Pool Park Lot — 2331 60th Street North

Self-Service Locations (Open Sunday and Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.):

  • Lake Vista Tennis Court Parking Lot — 12th Street South and 60th Avenue South
  • Lakewood Sports Complex Parking Lot — 2001 Country Club Way South
  • Grandview Park Parking Lot — 3734-3814 6th Street South
  • Childs Park Pool Parking Lot — 1227 43rd Street South
  • Campbell Park Shelter Area Parking Lot — 1360 5th Avenue South
  • Azalea Athletic Fields Parking Lot — 1600 72nd Street North
  • Walter Fuller Soccer Field Parking Lot — 2800 75th Street North
  • Garden Club of St. Petersburg — 500 Sunset Drive South


A self-service station will open at Joe DiMaggio Complex at 2450 Drew Street from 9 a.m. until supplies last.


Sandbags will be available at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center at 1619 49th Street South from noon to 6 p.m.


Available at Highlander Park at 903 Michigan Boulevard Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Citrus County

Homosassa Community Park — 4210 Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa (Open 24 hours, must bring shovel)

Bicentennial Park — 501 N. Baseball Pt., Crystal River (Open 24 hours, must bring shovel)

Hillsborough County (Monday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Edward Medard Conservation Park — 6140 Turkey Creek Road, Plant City

E. G. Simmons Conservation Park — 2401 19th Avenue Northwest, Ruskin

Ed Radice Sports Complex — 14720 Ed Radice Drive, Tampa

Larry Sanders Sports Complex — 5855 South 78th Street, Tampa

Hernando County

Linda Pedersen Park — 6400 Shoal Line Blvd., Spring Hill (Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a shovel)

Anderson Snow Park (enter through the service road between the park and the gymnastics place) — 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill (Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a shovel)

Ridge Manor Community Center — 34240 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor (Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a shovel)

City of Brooksville Department of Public Works — 600 S. Brooksville Ave., Brooksville (Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a shovel)

Manatee County (Monday at 9 a.m.)

Manatee Beach — 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach

Coquina Beach — 2650 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach

Bayfront Park — 310 North Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria Island

Rubonia Community Center — 1309 72nd Street East, Palmetto

Pride Park — 6032 9th Street East, Bradenton

66th Street West Fleet Building— 4700 66th Street West, Bradenton (NON-ADA- entrance directly across from 65th Street West)

Pasco County


  • Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey
  • W.H. Jack Mitchell, Jr. Park: 4825 Little Rd., New Port Richey
  • Veterans Memorial Park: 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson


  • Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio
  • Wesley Chapel District Park: 7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel
  • Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center: 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O’ Lakes
  • Zephyrhills Fire Station-2: 6907 Dairy Rd., Zephryhills

City-run locations:

  • Former Dade City Police Department building – 38042 Pasco Avenue, Dade City
  • New Port Richey, 6420 Pine Hill Rd

Pinellas Park

Helen Howarth Park — 6301 94th Avenue North (Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting)

Pinebrook Park — 7202 118th Avenue North (Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting)

Broderick Park — 6101 66th Avenue North (Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting)

Pinellas County (Monday from noon to 6 p.m.)

John Chesnut Senior Park — 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor

Walsingham Park — 12615 102nd Avenue, Seminole

Polk County

(Monday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. TBD if sites will also be open Tuesday)

Mulberry — 900 Northeast 5th Street

Lakeland — 8970 North Campbell Road

Fort Meade — 1060 Northeast 9th street

Frostproof — 350m County Road 630A

Auburndale — 1701 Holt Road

Dundee — 805 Dr. Martin Luther King Street Southwest

Poinciana Park — 5109 Allegany Road, Kissimmee

What to know before you go

  • Each household can only get a maximum of 10 sandbags
  • Seniors who may need assistance filling or loading sandbags can utilize the staff
  • Residents MUST provide proof of residence (driver’s license, etc.)

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