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Boca Raton closes beaches, parks to prevent spread of coronavirus

Bars, nightclubs also required to close for 30 days
Boca Raton's South Beach Park
Posted at 3:39 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 17:03:33-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The city of Boca Raton is closing its beaches and parks because of the coronavirus.

Effective Wednesday, all beaches, golf courses, dog parks and other city facilities will be closed until further notice.

That includes Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Mizner Park Amphitheatre and the Spanish River Athletic Facility.

Boca Raton becomes the first city in Palm Beach County to close its beaches, coming on the heels of closures in Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.

Following a statewide directive, all bars and nightclubs are also required to close at 5 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day and remain closed for 30 days.

Click here for a list of all the closures in the city.