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City of PSL Advisory #7 on COVID-19

Post Date:03/24/2020 3:10 PM

PORT ST. LUCIE – The City of Port St. Lucie continues to assess and respond to the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus daily. As of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the City had these updates:

Parks & Recreation:

Boat Ramps:

As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, all City Boat Ramps are closed to boating per the following:

  • C-24 Canal Park, located at 500 SE Oakridge Drive, PSL, FL 34984, is closed to the public, for both recreational and commercial use, until further notice.
  • The C-24 Canal Boat Ramp at Oak Hammock Park, located at 1982 SW Villanova Road, PSL, FL  34953, is closed to the public, for both recreational and commercial use, until further notice.
  • Veteran’s Park at Rivergate, located at 2200 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway, boat ramps are open for commercial use only. Commercial vessel owners must show commercial fishing license to onsite staff.


Status in Port St. Lucie

Parks Open Space & walking trails

Open for public visitation with signage in place re: CDC guidelines of social distancing. Hours that parks open & walking trails are modified to be open from sunrise to sunset daily.

Playgrounds & Fitness Stations

All playgrounds and outdoor fitness stations are closed (and appropriately fenced off) until further notice.


Closed to the public until further notice.

Concessions and Restaurants

Mobile concession food truck program still in operation. The 19th Hole is closed to the public.

Dog Parks

Closed to the public. Signage in place.

Saints Golf Course

Open to the public; City volunteers sent home and staff is filling in for those duties.

New Hours: Pro Shop closes at 5 p.m., ALL carts must be returned by 6 p.m. for cleaning.

Twilight rate has been moved to 2 p.m.

Driving Range is closed.

The 19thHole Restaurant has closed as a result of the Governor’s Executive Order.Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased in the Pro Shop.

Botanical Gardens

Friends of the PSL Botanical Gardens has closed the pavilion to the public through 03-31-2020 and possibly beyond.

Picnic Pavilions

All pavilions are closed until further notice.

Recreation Centers

Community Center, Minsky Gym & MIDFLORIDA Event Center are closed to the public. Restrooms are not available.

Special Events

Large group special events are cancelled until further notice.

Sports Fields

Sport team use of sport fields are cancelled until further notice. Sport lighting in community parks is turned off at sunset daily.

Indoor Fitness Centers

Closed to the public.

Boat Ramps

Closed to the public. See information above.

Fishing Areas

Open to the public.

Outdoor Sport Courts (i.e. Tennis, Basketball, Racquetball, etc.)

All sport courts (tennis, basketball, racquetball, etc.) are closed to the public and remain locked/fenced to the public.

Administrative Offices

Community Center is closed to the public, however, main telephone # 772-878-2277 is staffed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Recreational Programming/Reservations

All facility & park reservations are cancelled until further notice. No future reservations will be accepted until further notice. All recreational programs are suspended until further notice. The fitness staff is creating at-home work-out videos for residents. These can be found on the city’s YouTube channel:

Waste Collection:

At this time, all Waste Pro services remain fully operational. However, Waste Pro is experiencing a significant spike in the amount of trash and yard waste being set out. The City is asking all residents to stop placing large piles of trash and debris including yard waste out for collection as customers may experience delays with pickup. Please call Waste Pro at 595-9390 with questions or concerns.

Utility Systems:

Customers can communicate with Utility Systems in several ways:

  • By calling (772) 873-6400, 24/7
  • By emailing, monitored 7 days/week
  • Live Chat, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., go to on your device and click on “LIVE CHAT” on the right side of your screen to speak with a Connection Support representative

Envelope holders have been installed on payment drop boxes for the convenience of our customers.

Utility Systems customers have four ways to pay your utility bill:

  1. Online with check, credit or debit cards at
  2. Checks and money orders can be left in the 2 Drop boxes outside of City Hall, 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd.
  3. Pay by phone, 24/7 at (772) 873-6400
  4. Mail your payment to PO Box 8987, Port St. Lucie, FL 34985

Only flush toilet paper and human waste. Flushing wipes, paper towels, diapers, etc. will cause a clog and possible backup into your home. Read complete list of items you should not flush.

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful – Buddy Bench Project:

The Buddy Bench project will be taking a sabbatical while students are off for the summer. Public Works will NOT be accepting any caps until further notice. Residents may recycle caps and lids into their green Single-Stream Recycling bin by leaving them firmly attached to the container/bottle they belong to. KPSLB encourages teachers and parents to think of fun creative projects to reuse collected caps. To learn more about the Buddy Bench project, visit

Police Department:

Due to the temporary suspension of in-person services to the public within the department’s lobby, the Port St. Lucie Police Department is suspending until further notice its program that allows residents to drop off unwanted medications for disposal.

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center:

  • The MIDFLORIDA Event Center is closed to the public until further notice. People wishing to conduct business with the Center or that have box office ticketing questions, please call 772-807-4488, email, or visit
  • Event Center garage will remain open from 7:30am – 5:30pm for those who wish to walk the garage, under safe distancing guidelines, for exercise purposes. Skateboarding and bike riding are not allowed inside the garage.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines when walking the Event Center Village Square area.

Building Department:

  • The Building Department is currently allowing all building permit submittals via email.  Emailed submittals must be complete and follow the proper protocols regarding document naming and document types. Full instructions are available on our website at
  • Regarding permits obtained by Homeowner-Builders: After review of Executive Order 20- 52 executed by Governor DeSantis, it is the Building Officials opinion and that of our City Attorney and the Florida Attorney General, this order allows for certain authorities to make exceptions to waive certain procedures and formalities and take whatever actions necessary to protect the safety, health and welfare of the community.

    Therefore, until further notice, all homeowners intending to act as their own contractor will be required to follow all existing policies and procedures of the Building Department, except that these persons do not have to personally appear to sign their permit application and homeowner-builder affidavit. A notarized signature will be accepted in lieu of the “in-person” signing.  If you should have any questions regarding this process, please email
  • The Building Department has initiated remote-virtual inspections on all a/c changeout, water heater changeouts, windows, and doors permits. Additional inspections, such as inspections in occupied businesses and homes, may constitute a remote inspection and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Information on the process for obtaining a remote-virtual inspection is posted to


Residents are encouraged to download the 1PSL app to stay connected with Port St. Lucie’s City Hall – no matter the time or day.

A helpful, how-to video can be found at:

Citizens can use the 1PSL mobile app to request services, pay their utility bill, ask questions, and learn about City news and updates. The new 1PSL mobile app is free on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.  Those who prefer to use the telephone can call 772-871-1775 (1PSL) at any time of the day and reach a 1PSL navigator who can assist with questions or requests. For those who prefer to use their computer, the 1PSL web portal can be accessed at

Website and Social Media:

The City’s COVID-19 webpage is accessible with all relevant information. The City’s Facebook page @CityofPSL and the City’s Twitter page, @CityPortStLucie and NextDoor App page also will have up-to-the-minute information. 
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