12_19_2019 Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Advisory Board
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BOCC
Parks, Recreation, and Conservation Advisory Board
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Roland Guidry Jr.
Sign in sheet available upon request.
WELCOME/CALL TO ORDER
a. This meeting was called to order at 12:06 p.m. by Anthony Sanchez
a. Paul Rosenbloom spoke about his efforts to grant public access to FishHawk Sports
Complex. Highlights include:
i. Examples of his attempts to utilize fields at the facility and interactions between
himself and FishHawk Youth Sports Association (FYSA) staff.
ii. Utilizing the system, county leadership, and the Board to address his concerns
on behalf of the taxpayers.
iii. His belief that adequate guidance already exists in the administrative
documents but may be further clarified with minor adjustments.
iv. His concern with how FYSA executes these documents.
v. His desire for taxpayers to be permitted to use vacant fields without fear of
b. Scott Powers responded by stating that they enforce county rules and have made fields
accessible to the public. He stated that Mr. Rosenbloom is attempting to use fields not
designated for public access. His recommendation is for Parks and Recreation staff to
handle this issue.
c. Bill Barrett gave examples of how field access is being handled at other facilities. He
stated that he shares concerns about public access to fields and emphasized that this
issue exists county-wide.
d. Discussion ensued between the Board, staff, Paul Rosenbloom, and Scott Powers
regarding these experiences at FishHawk. Highlights include:
i. FishHawk has put signs on several fields and they are identified on the website.
ii. Fields designated for public access often have scheduled programming.
iii. The Parks and Recreati