ORLANDO, Fla. — With Dorian on a forecast track up the east coast of Florida, municipalities have opened open sand bag operations before the flooding and heavy rain arrive.

Here's a continually updated list of sand bag locations in the Central Florida area. Check back here as we add times and locations.

Brevard County


Supervised work crews will fill and load bags for residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • East Florida State College, Palm Bay Campus, 250 Community College Parkway SE
  • Calvary Chapel, Melbourne, Viera Campus, 2852 Fellowship Place
  • Mitchell Ellington Park, 575 West Hall Road, Merritt Island
  • Chain of Lakes Park, 2300 Truman Scarborough Way, Titusville


Sand bags available at:

  • London Boulevard near 524
  • Railroad Ave. and Rosa L. Jones
  • School Street across from 600 School Street

You must bring your own shovels and bags.


Sand bags are available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.

Cocoa Beach High School stadium parking lot.


Sand bags available at Algonquin Sports Complex. Use the entrance on North Osceola Drive.

Now until 6 p.m., or until bags are gone. 5 bag limit.


Sandbags available for residents on Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Club 52/Greyhound Park, 1100 N. Wickham Road. Enter at the Sarno Road entrance.

Up to 10 filled sand bags per vehicle. Provide proof of residence.


8 a.m. to dark (August 31)

Mitchell Ellington Park 

575 Hall Road, Merritt Island

Residents can get up to 10 free sand bags


8 a.m to dark (August 31)

855 Camp Road, Sharpes

Residents can get up to 10 free sand bags


10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Melbourne Community Park.

Residents can self-fill up to 10 sand bags.

Access to the park will be from Minton Road and Wingate/Fell Road intersection only.


8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (August 31)

Calvary Chapel Church, 2852 Fellowship Place, Viera

Residents can get up to 10 free sand bags

Flagler County

The Flagler County Jail Inmate Work Crew will be available on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., to help fill sandbags for residents.

The Flagler County sandbag locations are:

  • The Old Jail site at Utility Street and Old Moody Boulevard.
  • Hidden Trails Community Center, 6108 Mahogany Blvd, Bunnell, in Daytona North.
  • Malacompra Park, 115 Malacompra Road, Palm Coast in the Hammock.


Sand stations are self-serve. Residents should bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill the bags. For more information, call Palm Coast Customer Service at 386-986-2360.

  • Palm Coast Public Works Yard, 1 Wellfield Grade, off U.S. 1 just north of Palm Coast Parkway, Palm Coast. Provides sand bags. Hours: Daylight hours.
  • Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Ave., Palm Coast. Empty sand bags provided. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Palm Coast Utility Department, 2 Utility Drive, Palm Coast. Empty sand bags provided. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Indian Trails Sports Complex, 5455 Belle Terre Pkwy., Palm Coast. Self-service station. Bring all supplies.
  • Seminole Woods Neighborhood Park, 350 Sesame Blvd., Palm Coast. Self-service station only. Bring all supplies.

Lake County

This is according to the city of Mount Dora:

Sand bags available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You must bring your own shovel. Limit 20 per household.


  • Lake County Fire Station 10, Astor
  • Lake County Fire Station 14, Altoona
  • Solid Waste Residential Convenience Center, Lady Lake
  • Lake County Fire Station 39, Sorrento
  • Lake County Fire Station 110, Clermont

Orange County

The county has opened sand bag stations at five parks that residents can fill themselves through August 31. All sites are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

The five sand bag stations are:

  • Barnett Park, 4801 W Colonial Drive
  • Bithlo Community Park, 18501 Washington Avenue
  • Meadow Woods Recreation Center, 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle
  • West Orange Recreational Complex, 309 S West Crown Point Road (Limited hours on Sundays — 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

All supplies will be provided for residents to make their own sand bags. This includes bags, tools, and sand, as well as a guide that shows how to fill, store, and dispose of sand bags. There is a limit of 10 sand bags per household. You must present valid ID to prove county residence.

Pre-made sandbags are also available to residents from August 30 to August 31 at the following locations:

  • John Young Maintenance Unit, 4200 S. John Young Pkwy, Orlando (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
  • Bithlo Maintenance Unit, 18715 Old Cheney Highway, Orlando (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
  • Blanchard Park, 2451 N. Dean Rd., Orlando (situated at the Dean Road entrance)

The Zellwood, Taft, and West Orange locations have closed. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. while sandbags last. The pre-made sandbags will also be limited to 10 per household, and you must present a valid ID to prove coutny residence. 


City of Altamonte Springs has CLOSED all sand bag locations as of 11:44 a.m. September 2.


The City of Apopka is offering residents sand bags on Saturday, August 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Apopka High School will also be opening as a shelter on Sunday, September 1, at 8 a.m. for general population. It will also be pet friendly. 


The town is allowing Maitland residents to pick up sandbags from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Maitland Community Park at 1400 Mayo Ave.

Residents may pick up 10 bags per person and bags will be provided starting 8 a.m. Friday, until supplies run out.


Limit 8 per resident or business owner within the city limits. Bring a proof of city residency: driver’s license, valid ID, or utility bill statement accepted. City will provide shovels, bags, and sand on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are physically unable, city staff will be available to assist those in need.

Dates: Thursday, August 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, August 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, August 31, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Location: Ward Park and Showalter Stadium Parking Lot (288 Perth Lane). Enter site via Perth Lane, exit via Cady Way.

Osceola County

Sandbag operations in Osceola County have closed, said Chairwoman Cheryl Grieb in a Sunday news conerence. More than 200,000 sand bags were filled.

Seminole County

The county will make sand bags available beginning Wednesday at Boombah Seminole County Sports Complex. Sand and bags will be provided. Residents should bring their own shovels and gloves fill their own bags. Limit of 15 bags. Go to www.seminolecountyfl.gov/sandbags for more information.


Residents can make sand bags through this weekend at the Public Works Complex on 800 Fulton Street in Sanford. Residents need to bring their own shovels. Limit 20 per household.


Sand bags offered starting Thursday, August 29. Residents must bring their own shovel as this is a self-service operation. Each household is limited to 15 bags. Park rangers are on site between 3 and 8 p.m. for those who require assistance. For more information, call 407-571-8340 during normal business hours or 407-571-8686 for after-hours questions or visit www.altamonte.org/storm.

  • Eastmonte Park: 830 Magnolia Drive (off S. Ronald Reagan Blvd.). Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Westmonte Recreation Center: 624 Bills Lane (off Spring Oaks Blvd.). Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Up to 10 per household, bags provided. Bring your own shovel.

  • Location: Central Winds Park (near the corner of Orange Ave. and Central Winds Parkway by the soccer field), 1000 Central Winds Dr.
  • Hours of Operation: Thursday, August 29, from 2 p.m.–6 p.m.; Friday, August 30, from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Volusia County

Unincorporated residents can get sand bags:

  • Volusia County Corrections building, 1354 Indian Lake Road, Daytona Beach
  • Thursday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m.
  • Additional sites will be added on Friday

Updates can be found on the Volusia County Emergency Management website. 


  • Parking lot off Jean Street, east of police department's Midtown Precinct at 995 Orange Ave.
  • Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Residents should bring their own shovels
  • Limit of 10 bags per person


  • Town hall parking lot, 16 Colomba Road
  • Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Residents should bring a shovel to fill bags
  • Limit of 10 bags per household
  • Valid photo ID is required


Sand and bags available to residents beginning Thursday.

Parking lot south of Melching Field at 601 S. Woodland Blvd.

Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shovels available on site. Residents must bring their ID. Limit of 10 bags per residence.


Main side

- Maintenance Operations Headquarters at 124 Industrial Park Ave.

- Pettis Park at intersection of Jefferson Street & Inwood Avenue (single pile, unstaffed)

Beach side

- Beach side: 27th Avenue Beachfront Park at 3701 S Atlantic Ave.

From 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Only for New Smyrna Beach residents. Valid photo ID is required, and residents must provide additional proof of residency, like a tax bill or utility bill. Business owners need to provide proof of ownership.

Limit of 10 free sand bags. Residents should bring their own shovels. 

Call maintenance operations at 386-424-2205 for more information.


Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., depending on availability.

Nova Community Park, 440 N. Nova Road. Enter the site from the main trail. 

Limit of 10 sand bags per car, bring photo ID to verify you are an Ormond Beach resident.


The city has a supply of unfilled sand bags available (limit 10 per vehicle) free to those with proof of residency. The supply is limited and available from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Environmental Services office (409 Mango Tree Drive).

  • Fire Station 57, 2628 Hibiscus Drive
  • Menard May Park, 413 South Riverside Drive (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
  • Mango Tree Lake, 901 Mango Tree Drive
  • Airpark staging area, 1898 Airpark Road

These locations (available 24 hours a day) have sand piles for residents to access. Residents should bring their own shovels. Bags may also be purchased at local home supply centers or double bagged; heavy duty garbage bags may be used. 

Polk County

Sand bag fill sites will open Wednesday for Polk County residents. A maximum of 10 sand bags will be provided. 

Beginning at 7 a.m., the following locations will provide free sand and bags. Please bring your own shovel.

  • Mulberry: 900 NE 5th St., Mulberry, (863) 519-4734
  • Lakeland: 8970 N. Campbell Road, Lakeland (863) 815-6701
  • Fort Meade: 1061 NE 9th St., Fort Meade (863) 285-6588
  • Frostproof: 350 County Road 630A, Frostproof (863) 635-7879
  • Auburndale: 1701 Holt Road, Auburndale (863) 965-5524
  • Dundee: 805 Dr. Martin Luther King St. SW, Dundee, (863) 421-3367

All sites will remain open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.

On Friday, only the Fort Meade and Frostproof sites will remain open. On Monday, only the Mulberry, Lakeland, Auburndale and Dundee sites will be open. However, this could change depending on the storm’s track and intensity.

Marion County

Sand bag locations are open from Friday, August 30 at 7 a.m., to Sunday, September 1, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

  • Wrigley Field — 405 County Road E 316, Citra
  • Belleview Sports Complex — 6501 SE 107th Street, Belleview
  • Dunnellon City Complex — 11924 Bostick Street, Dunnellon
  • East Marion Sports Complex — 14445 NE 14th Street Road, Silver Springs
  • Rielly Arts Center — 500 NE 9th Street, Ocala
  • ED Crosky Recreation Center — 1510 NW Fourth Street, Ocala
  • Jervey Gantt Park — 2200 SE 36th Avenue, Ocala

Bags, sand, and shovels will be provided free of charge. All locations are self-serve.