Reopening Limited Number of Parks Wednesday; Restrictions in Effect
Published on May 18, 2020
Beginning this Wednesday, May 20, a total of 26 City of Miami parks will reopen to residents in neighborhoods citywide for leisure and passive use only from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Residents may visit parks either individually or with members of their household only and are encouraged to visit the open park nearest their home. The limited park reopening is part of the City’s Stand Up, Miami phased reactivation plan to reopen the community in a measured and responsible way, as COVID-19 cases persist albeit in reduced numbers.
"We're excited to reopen a limited number of City parks this week so that our residents can get out and enjoy some fresh air and exercise after a lengthy COVID-19 shutdown," said Miami City Manager Art Noriega. "As we begin to carefully reopen our parks and businesses, we ask all Miamians to do their part to keep our community safe by following the social distancing rules and other guidelines we've put in place."
In order to limit person-to-person contact within open parks and keep visitors safe, a number of specific rules will be in effect and will be enforced onsite by City park rangers with assistance from the Miami Police Department. Signage listing these rules will be posted at all park entrances for parkgoers to review and understand. At a minimum, parkgoers are required to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering at all times, with the exception of children under the age of 2 and those doing vigorous exercise, such as running. Additionally, several park amenities will remain closed and off limits to parkgoers until further notice.
Following are the main rules that parkgoers must abide by. Click here for the full list of rules.
- Facemasks are required at all times, unless under the age of 2 or doing vigorous exercise like running
- Social distancing is required at all times
- Parks are open for passive and leisure use only: walking, jogging, cycling, roller skating, singles tennis and solo racquetball
- Playgrounds, dog parks, sports fields, basketball and volleyball courts, fitness zones and pools remain closed
- Organized sports, pickup games and training sessions are strictly prohibited
- Birthday parties, barbeques, picnics and gatherings of any other kind are strictly prohibited
To read the full order allowing for the limited reopening of parks, please see attachments below. For additional information on the City of Miami’s Stand Up, Miami phased reopening plan, please visit www.miamigov.com/reopening.
Order No. 20-10 – Local Emergency Measures(PDF, 2MB)