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Miami-Dade County Parks Department suspends all programs and activities, effective March 16, 2020

Election locations remain open. Parks remain open to the public for non-programmed activities, and strict social distancing is recommended.

MIAMI ( March 15, 2020 )

Miami-Dade County is under a state of emergency as it deals with the public health threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department (Miami-Dade County Parks) will suspend all programs and activities, effective March 16, 2020, until further notice.

  • Election locations at Miami-Dade County Parks will remain open.
  • All recreation and nature centers will be closed.
  • All pools will be closed.
  • All recreation programs will be canceled.
  • All athletic programs, games, practices and events will be canceled.
  • New venue rentals for park facilities will not be processed during the above period; existing indoor venue rentals will be canceled.
  • All field trips will be canceled.

Parks remain open to the public for non-programmed activities, including: Golf Courses: Briar Bay, Country Club of Miami, Crandon, Greynolds and Palmetto; Marinas: Black Point, Crandon, Haulover, Homestead Bayfront, Matheson Hammock and Pelican Harbor; Zoo Miami; the Deering Estate; Fruit and Spice Park; Trail Glades Range; and Larry and Penny Thompson Park and Campground.

The above changes are implemented in an abundance of caution as the health and safety of residents and visitors are of the utmost importance. The operational changes and time periods described herein are subject to change. As such, you are encouraged to monitor the County’s website,

For Miami-Dade County Parks specific questions or concerns, please call 305-755-7910.

Park visitors are urged to use the practice of social distancing — remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others.

Park rangers, with the assistance of Miami-Dade County Police, will continue to monitor the parks to ensure safety to the public.

Miami-Dade County Parks is strictly following all procedures and protocols as outlined through the Mayor’s office, which is providing real-time updates through its regular communication with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Florida Department of Health. Please view information at

Individuals in Miami-Dade County who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400. If you have a medical provider, call them. If traveling to a medical office or facility, call ahead. For questions about COVID-19 in Florida, please call the Florida Department of Health at 1-866-779-6121.

About Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces:
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces ishe third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 278 parks and 13,769 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade County Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

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