Pools, Beaches & Basketball Courts in Miami to Begin Phased Reopening

Published on May 31, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Today, the City of Miami issued an order allowing private swimming pools, basketball courts and tennis courts to reopen with restrictions beginning tomorrow, June 1, while public beaches and a limited number of public pools will reopen with restrictions beginning Monday, June 8. Additionally, basketball courts located in the 26 City of Miami parks that recently opened will reopen for limited use tomorrow, June 1. 

"This week, the City of Miami is reopening additional public and private recreational facilities so that our residents can get outdoors and exercise," said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. "As we gradually reopen our city, I ask that residents continue to follow the rules that are in place to keep us all healthy and prevent a new uptick in COVID-19 cases from occurring. Each and every one of us has to do our part for the greater good."

General Rules
Social distancing is required in all facilities - public and private - that are reopening beginning this week. Additionally, when beaches in the City of Miami reopen next week, beachgoers must wear masks when arriving and departing the beach. Following are the specific rules in effect for public and private basketball courts and pools in the City of Miami.


  • Public and private courts reopen June 1
  • Play is limited to individual play only
  • No more than three (3) players per half court
  • No pickup games
  • No organized games

Public Pools

  • Limited number of public pools reopens June 8
  • Visitors must submit to temperature and screening questions prior to being granted entry
  • Pool use is limited to 50 minutes per visit

Public Beaches

  • Public beaches in the City of Miami reopen June 8


The reopening order applies to the following public and private facilities citywide: 

  • Basketball courts located only in the 26 recently reopened City parks
  • Jose Marti Pool, Shenandoah Pool, Gibson Pool, Miami Rowing Center Pool, Miller J. and Nancy S. Dawkins Olympic Swimming Pool
  • Public beaches within City of Miami limits: North Point Beach and Historic Virginia Key Beach on Virginia Key
  • Private community pools in condominium/apartment buildings citywide
  • Private tennis and basketball courts citywide

Please see documents below to review the full City order allowing the reopenings described above.

Amendment No. 2 to Emergency Order No. 20-08(PDF, 277KB)