LIST: Sandbag locations across Tampa Bay

Seth Bazemore IV
Posted at 10:13 AM, Jul 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 13:38:14-04

TAMPA, Fla. — With Florida in the cone of uncertainty for Hurricane Elsa, sandbags are being made available throughout the Tampa Bay area.


Hillsborough County

  • In addition, the City of Tampa is offering sandbags on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to noon at these locations
    • Edward Medard Conservation Park, 6140 Turkey Creek Road, Plant City
    • E.G. Simmons Conservation Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW, Ruskin
    • Ed Radice Park, 14720 Ed Radice Drive, Tampa
  • Hillsborough County residents are eligible for a maximum of 10 sandbags per vehicle. Residents must show ID verifying they live in the County; a driver's license or utility bill will serve as proper identification. For questions regarding this information, call (813) 272-5900.

Polk County

  • No locations open at this time

Pinellas County

  • Pinellas County will make sandbags available for unincorporated Pinellas residents Tuesday morning at Walsingham Park in Seminole and John Chesnut Sr. Park in Palm Harbor. Distribution will be from 7 a.m. to noon, if supplies last.
    • Walsingham Park, 2615 102nd Aven., Seminole
    • John Chesnut Park: 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor.
  • The City of Pinellas Park has opened multiple self-service sandbag sites for residents only. Residents can get up to 10 sandbags each. Residents must show a water bill and/or valid driver's license indicating they are a resident of Pinellas Park in order to receive their sandbags. It will begin Saturday, July 3, 2021 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sunday, July 4, 2021 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Pick up locations are below:
    • Helen Howarth Park: 6301 94th Ave N. Pinellas Park, FL
    • Pinebrook Park: 7202 118th Ave N. Pinellas Park, FL
    • Broderick Park: 6101 66th Ave N. Pinellas Park, FL
  • The City of Gulfport self-service sandbag location at the 49th Street Neighborhood Center, 1617 49th Street South will remain open on Monday, July 5 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM. There is 10-bag limit and proof of residency may be required.
  • St. Petersburg: The SPTO Department has opened the 9th Ave (1744 9th Ave N) pavement and traffic operations building to provide sandbags to the public. Additionally the following sites will be open starting at 9 am. Tuesday:
    • -Northeast Park, 875 62nd Avenue NE . (located at the Cardinal Drive entrance to Mangrove Bay Golf Course)
    • James "JC" Turner Fields, 643 22nd Avenue S . (located on the south side of Bartlett Park) sandbags will be distributed in the parking lot of the fields.
    • -Northwest Pool, 2331 60th Street N ., sandbags will be distributed in the pool parking lot.
  • Clearwater: Sandbags will be available for Clearwater residents on a first-come, first-served basis at the vacant lot at 761 Pierce St. until 4 p.m. or until supplies run out. There is a 10-bag limit and proof of residency may be required. Please bring a shovel in case the city-provided shovels are unavailable.

Sarasota County

  • Venice: A sandbag station at the following location will close at 12 p.m.
    • City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.
      • Limit of 10 bags per household

Pasco County

The following sandbag sites are self-serve and open 24/7 to Pasco County residents. While sandbags are provided, you must bring your own shovels to fill the bags. Please note, crews will restock sand piles between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • W.H. Jack Mitchell, Jr., Park: 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey
  • Veterans Memorial Park: 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson
  • Magnolia Valley Golf Course: 7223 Massachusetts Avenue, New Port Richey
  • Pasco County Public Works (C-Barn): 30908 Warder Road, San Antonio

Manatee County

  • With the possibility of high water from Tropical Storm Elsa, sandbags will be available to city residents at the Public Works Annex in Bradenton on Monday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Residents are instructed to use 13th Ave. W to enter into the area behind the Annex, which is located at 1411 9th St. W

Citrus County

Citrus County sandbag sites will close on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 6 p.m. due to potential weather impacts.

  • 4210 S Grandmarch Ave, Homosassa (Near Grover Cleveland Blvd)
  • 7500 W Gulf to Lake Hwy, Crystal River (Near Dan’s Clam Stand – on opposite side of road)
  • Limit of 15 bags per vehicle

Hernando County

In preparation for Hurricane Elsa, a limited supply of sand and sandbags will be available beginning Saturday, July 3 through Monday, July 5, 2021, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the following location. Officials say bring your own shovel.

  • Linda Pedersen Park 6300 Shoal Line Boulevard Spring Hill, FL 34609

DeSoto County

  • No locations open at this time

Highlands County

  • No locations open at this time

Hardee County

  • No locations open at this time