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Park Openings

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.

Zoo Miami is also open. Read what you need to know before you visit.

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


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: individual play only; Tennis: singles only; Dribbling a soccer ball; Throwing a ball)
  • Golf
  • Boating
  • Nature walks on trails
  • 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)
  • Camping, gyms, swimming pools

What's Closed

Amenities not accessible include:
  • All sports field lighting remain off
  • Food concessions remain closed
  • Rental concessions remain closed, except for jet skis and kayaks that can be rented in marinas and must sanitize jet skis and kayaks between use
  • Playgrounds and outdoor exercise equipment remain closed
  • Dog parks, recreation buildings, picnic shelters, gyms, campgrounds, skate parks, splashpads and swimming pools, table games, bike racks and mechanical attractions remain inaccessible
The following facilities remain closed:
  • Zoo Miami - scheduled to reopen June 1
  • Amelia Earhart Park -closed due to testing for COVID-19
  • All beaches, including atoll beach pools at Matheson Hammock and at Homestead Bayfront Park, Crandon Park and Haulover Park beaches

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

Summer Camps open at the Deering Estate and Miami EcoAdventures locations on June 8. General Program Camps and nature-based Camp Owaissa Bauer begin June 15 and will run through August 7, 2020 at locations throughout Miami-Dade County.

Campers will be required to follow rules and guidelines set by the Parks Department and CDC, including the use of face coverings and maintaining social distancing while in camp. Learn more about summer camps.

Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces also offers virtual camps.

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