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Park Openings

Zoo Miami is closed until further notice. Read the amended Emergency Order (HTML | PDF).

Parks are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for limited activity use by individuals and families, as permitted by and following current CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines.

In addition to parks, the following facilities are open: Deering Estate (open space only), Fruit & Spice Park 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 are open (with the exception of Haulover – beach parks are still closed). Dogs must remain leashed in all areas of the park and 6 ft. social distancing must be followed.

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 [email protected].

Limited Activities

  • Facial coverings must be worn in accordance with Emergency Order 21-20 (HTML | PDF) and social distancing following CDC/Health Department guidelines.
  • 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 tougher rules or they may decide not to open certain parks.
Allowed Activities
  • Outdoor exercise (walking, hiking, jogging, running)
  • Selected trails and walkways will be one way (directional)
  • Skating, cycling
  • Individual sports skill practice (Basketball: individual play only, three people per half court, each person with their own ball; racquetball and tennis [singles and doubles]; dribbling a soccer ball; throwing a ball and similar activities)
  • 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
Not Allowed
  • Gatherings (picnic parties, organized competitive play, pick-up games)

What's Closed

Amenities not accessible include:
  • All sports field lighting remain off
  • Playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment remain closed
  • Picnic shelters, table games, and mechanical attractions remain inaccessible
The following facilities remain closed:
  • Amelia Earhart Park - closed due to testing for COVID-19

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

Summer Camps

With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and in an abundance of caution, general and nature camps concluded on Friday, July 17. Registrations will not be accepted for the following weeks, and if needed, refunds will be issued for any pre-registrations or advance payments that have been made.

Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces also offers virtual camps.

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