Palm Coast - When a storm has the potential to impact Palm Coast, the City of Palm Coast's efforts are focused on making sure public and staff needs are met safely and expediently.

Palm Coast Parks & Recreation is preparing for Hurricane Dorian with the potential of a Category 3 direct impact. On Aug. 28, Parks & Recreation Director Lauren Johnston met with team supervisors from the Palm Harbor Golf Club, Palm Coast Tennis Center, Palm Coast Aquatics Center, Palm Coast Community Center, and Parks Maintenance to discuss preparations. These meetings will continue as the storm develops.

At this time, Palm Coast Parks & Recreation will be closing all parks and facilities at the end of business day on Friday, Aug. 30 and they will remain closed through Wednesday, Sept. 4. This includes all scheduled activities, facility reservations, and tee times through that day. We will also be cancelling a few of our Senior Games activities and keeping an eye on the others. The ones for sure cancelled are Tennis, Cornhole, and Archery.

As part of preparations, staff will be removing wind screens, sun shades, and baseball cage netting in parks, and replenishing and testing emergency communications at all facilities. In addition, facility rentals and tee times through the weekend will be cancelled or rescheduled for a later time.

All full-time Parks & Recreation staff are FEMA certified and have been assigned primary and secondary tasks before and after the hurricane as needed. They are prepared to be stationed at the Emergency Operations Center and throughout the City for their assignments starting Sunday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 2.

Updates will be posted as announcements on www.palmcoastgov.com, as well as the following social media channels: Palm Coast Parks & Recreation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/palmcoastrec and Palm Coast Tennis Center Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PalmCoastTennisCenter. It is also encouraged to follow the City of Palm Coast Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DiscoverPalmCoast and Instagram page at www.instagram.com/DiscoverPalmCoast and the Flagler County Emergency Services Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FlaglerEOC and Instagram page at www.instagram.com/FlaglerEOC.