Starting Oct. 1, park hours for many Sarasota County-owned public beaches and parks were changed to a 10 p.m. closing time. Previously, it was midnight.
Opening time remains 6 a.m.
The parks on and near Siesta Key that are impacted are Siesta Beach; public beach accesses 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 12; Givens Street beach access; Turtle Beach; and Phillippi Estate Park.
According to the county, these changes are being implemented to improve the safety of park visitors, for maintenance considerations, and to reduce impacts on natural and cultural resources.