Clermont Mayor Gail Ash announced Wednesday, April 29, that the city will reopen the city’s boat ramp and all city parks, with select amenities, starting Friday, May 1. Tennis courts will be the only sports courts to reopen at this time. Park hours will be from sunrise to sunset.
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stay-at-home order expires Thursday, April 30.
In a news release, the mayor says she had discussions with City Manager Darren Gray about reopening facilities. The release states:
Park rangers and police officers will patrol these areas to ensure the public is following guidelines from the governor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart from others) and not gathering in groups of more than 10 people.
All public restrooms will remain closed until further notice. The beach at Waterfront Park will remain closed, as well as Champions Splash Park, playgrounds, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts, ballfields and pavilions. All other city facilities, such as City Hall, Clermont City Center, Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, including the aquatics center, and the Clermont Performing Arts Center also will stay closed until further notice.
City staff continues to answer questions on the city’s main line at 352.394.4081 from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. City council meetings continue to be broadcast live on the city’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/cityofclermontgovernment.