City of Miami Parks to Reopen September 28th

Published on September 22, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

All City of Miami parks will reopen to the public for use next Monday, September 28, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, with specific health safety and usage restrictions in place. While more than two dozen of the City’s largest parks reopened for limited use in May, a majority of the City’s parks have remained closed to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The broader parks reopening next week is part of Phase 2 of the City of Miami’s Stand Up, Miami phased reactivation plan.  

Rules and Restrictions
In order to keep parkgoers safe and limit the spread of COVID-19, the following rules and restrictions are in place and must be adhered to by all parkgoers in keeping with Miami-Dade County emergency orders:

  • Masks or facial coverings must be worn at all times
  • Parkgoers must restrict their activities and proximity to individuals from their own household only, with limited and specific exceptions
  • Volleyball Courts remain closed
  • Playgrounds and Outdoor Fitness Courts remain closed
  • Recreation Centers remain closed
  • Indoor activities and programs remain suspended
  • Use of water fountains is strictly prohibited Restroom facilities at parks remain closed 

Organized Activities
Informal group activities such as pickup sports games, birthday parties and barbeques remain strictly prohibited. Beginning the week of September 28, the following organized activities will be allowed only if the organizer has secured a permit from the City of Miami Department of Parks & Recreation:

  • Skills and Drills for youth sports: organizing entities are required to limit a defined “pod” of 1 coach to 9 or less children for training and keep pods separate in their activities. Permit required for this activity to commence.  
  • Health and Wellness Fitness Classes: permits will be issued, but fitness classes MUST be 1 instructor and 9 or less participants, and with an approved permit only defining hours, locations and days. Without a permit, activity will not be allowed.
  • 6ft social distancing is mandatory throughout class and practice sessions.
  • Participants must wear mask up to the point of participation.

Tennis & Racquetball Changes
Following are additional changes that go into effect on September 28 as part of Phase 2 of the Parks reopening plan: 

  • Tennis and racquetball will be open to doubles play, and no longer limited to singles play only

The following two City of Miami Parks facilities will remain closed until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19: Domino Park and Billy Rolle Park. Additionally, E.G. Sewell Park will remain closed until further notice pending completion of construction work on park upgrades.