It happened at night – and in broad daylight, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
A total of 11 men were arrested in “Operation Park Cleanup.”
They’re all facing lewdness and prostitution charges for allegedly trying to engage in sex acts with undercover detectives at Sun City Heritage Park and Sydney Dover Conservation Park in Ruskin.
"The vile acts these men committed were done in the same public places our children go to for outdoor recreation," Sheriff Chad Chronister said Friday in a news release.
"I want to commend the work of our undercover detectives during 'Operation Park Cleanup' to get these men off of our Hillsborough County streets. Parks are meant for all us to enjoy, and these men made it their personal playground for deviant activity and that will not be tolerated on my watch."
The youngest man arrested is 37-years-old. The oldest is 76.
Deputies say one man was recently released on probation from federal prison, where he was serving time for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
Another was previously arrested for exposing himself to an undercover detective.