CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The city closed another community park on Monday following a coyote sighting.
Ralph Diaz Memorial Park at 9701 NW 19th Street was closed until further notice, the city announced on social media. There was no additional information on what prompted the closing or when exactly the coyote sighting happened at the park, about a block west of University Drive.
The city’s Three Mountains Park also closed on Wednesday after a coyote chased two joggers, leaving a 20-year-old Broward College student with an injured knee.
In that incident, a coyote was menacing jogger Isiah Presendieu when another visitor to the park, Timothy Marcus, fired a gunshot at the animal and scared it off. Marcus had a valid concealed weapons permit, police said.
Since the attack at Three Mountains Park, Coral Springs has explored ways with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission experts to educate the community on dealing with coyotes.
Officials are asking that if you see a coyote, call the city’s non-emergency phone: 954-344-1800.