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Park Openings

Parks are open for limited activity use by individuals and families, as permitted by and following current CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines. More details are provided below.

In addition to parks, the following facilities are open: Deering Estate, Fruit & Spice Park, Zoo Miami and Trail Glades Range.

Pools at the following Miami-Dade Parks are open: Goulds Park, A.D. Barnes Park and Oak Grove Park.

Dog parks and designated dog beach areas are open.

Skate parks are open and bike racks can be used.

For the most up to date changes, see the latest Emergency Orders and Amendments.

Send a question or a suggestion about the New Normal Guide to new-normal@miamidade.gov.

Limited Activities

  • Facial coverings must be worn in accordance with Emergency Order 21-20 (HTML | PDF) and social distancing following CDC/Health Department guidelines, except as indicated in Amendment No. 2 of Emergency Order 29-20 (HTML | PDF) and Amendment No. 2 of Emergency Order 20-20 (HTML | PDF).

    Persons engaged in organized sports activities, including drills, practices and, where otherwise allowed, scrimmages and games, are not required to wear facial coverings while on an athletic field or courts. However, facial coverings must be worn before and after any of these activities.

    Organized sports activities include: tennis, swimming (in a pool, ocean, or other body of water), soccer, baseball, basketball, softball, boxing and other recognized sport that is part of an established athletic league or part of an organized program (municipal or otherwise).

    Masks and other facial coverings shall not be required of persons actively engaged in strenuous physical activity outdoors if social and physical distancing can be guaranteed or while participating in organized sports as defined by Emergency Order 29-20, as amended; facial coverings must be put on by athletes and other individuals standing on the sidelines of sports competitions.
  • Seniors can use parks anytime and have priority and access two hours in early morning, three times a week: from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following parks: Gwen Cherry Park, Goulds Park, Oak Grove Park, Country Village Park, Arcola Lakes Senior Center, North Trail Park, Westwind Lakes Park, Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park and South Dade Park.
  • All passive uses of a park are allowed if social distancing is maintained.
  • No groups of 10 or more will be allowed in parks (see guidelines for groups below).
  • Although cities are allowed to open their parks, they can have stricter rules or they may decide not to open certain parks.
Allowed Activities
  • Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces continues to offer outstanding recreational opportunities for our communities in a safe and equitable manner. In compliance with Amendment No. 2 to Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 29-20 and adhering to Mayoral Executive Orders, which are guided by medical experts, CDC and Florida Health Department protocols, Miami-Dade County Parks opened playgrounds and exercise equipment in staffed and unmanned parks.
  • Competitions and league play are permissible; see guidelines above. Bleachers are closed for public use
  • Outdoor exercise (walking, hiking, jogging, running)
  • Selected trails and walkways will be one way (directional)
  • Skating, cycling
  • Camping
  • Gyms
  • Swimming pools
  • Golf
  • Boating
  • Nature walks on trails
  • Dog parks
  • Skate parks
  • Open restrooms with attendants to monitor use; restrooms will receive frequent cleaning by contracted janitorial services
  • Operations of outdoor amusement and other outdoor recreational facilities and events at 50 percent capacity are allowed so long as the facility complies with the relevant portions of Amendment 3 of Emergency Order 29-20
  • Equestrian shows shall be limited to 100 horses or fewer, utilizing every other stall

What's Closed

Amenities not accessible include:
  • Picnic shelters, table games, and mechanical attractions remain inaccessible

Enforcement & Compliance

  • Police, park rangers and roving park teams will ensure compliance with these rules and CDC/health department social distancing guidelines and violators may be subject to applicable fines
  • Parks staff may limit the number of persons using trails, paths, fields, courts and other facilities in order to ensure social distancing is maintained, and may limit the time any person spends on such trail, path, field, or court and other facilities in order to ensure access to such facilities to other patrons
  • Persons engaged in any otherwise allowed activity who are not observing social distancing will be required to leave the park or be subject to the penalties proscribed in section 8B-12 of the Code of Miami-Dade County
  • Vehicle parking capacity in parks is limited, as necessary, to adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines

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