PARK REMAINS OPEN: NBP remains open so area residents may have a place to perform the essential activities of recreation and exercise.
PARKING AND TRAFFIC: Parking will be in three lots:
1. Finish tower upper lot ("bus loop") between the two bridges on Regatta Island.
2. Green lot ("SCAT lot"), adjacent to the bus transfer station. From the upper finish tower lot, turn left on North Cattlemen Road (like you're headed to the mall), and make a right just past the playground.
3. North lot, north of the NBP north lakes (where Circus Sarasota's big top was located). From the upper finish tower lot, turn left on North Cattlemen Road (like you're headed to the mall), then turn right onto the mall ring road. Go about 1/4 mile and turn right.
All gates into the park are closed to vehicle traffic. See video (above) and map (below) for the recommended walking route from the lots into the park.
BOAT RAMPS: The south boat ramp is closed. A dock will be placed in the north lake for boaters to launch small watercraft.
NOTES: Restrictions on groups of 10 or more remain in place. All visitors must stay 6 feet from other people. Any commercial activities at the park must be permitted by SANCA.
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