Brevard County Officials Rescind Beachside Parking Restrictions Effective Immediately
By Space Coast Daily // May 1, 2020
County-controlled beachside parks and beachside public parking access areas will be reopened for most beaches
Other actions taken include the targeted opening of Brevard County Government facilities by Monday, May 18
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, along with a policy group activated as part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, have rescinded beachside parking restrictions effective immediately.
County-controlled beachside parks and beachside public parking access areas will be reopened for most beaches.
Municipalities, including Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, and Melbourne are expected to announce openings of beachside parking access at a later date.
Beachside parking access was closed March 18 in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
Removal of barricades put in place to block access to beachside parking areas will begin Friday, May 1.
While beachside parking on County beaches will reopen, a beach renourishment project is underway in areas between Patrick Air Force Base south to Spessard Holland Park and will not be completed until Wednesday. It will reopen to beachgoers at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, May 7.
Commissioners and policy group members took action Thursday and Friday in response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Phase 1 Re-Open Florida plan.
Other actions taken include the targeted opening of County Government facilities by Monday, May 18.
Also, County Libraries will begin opening in phases and in compliance with the governor’s 25 percent capacity recommendation and Centers for Disease Control recommendations for social distancing and sanitization.
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