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Parks and recreational facilities reopen across the City of Miami

Visitors will be required to wear facial coverings when indoors at Parks buildings and outdoors, too, when not doing strenuous exercise

Bayfront Park.
Bayfront Park. (Courtesy of Nicole Lopez-Alvar)

MIAMI – The City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department will reopen all indoor facilities at parks citywide beginning Monday, May 3, with additional outdoor facilities and programs that have been closed or discontinued due to COVID-19 opening in the coming weeks.

The phased reopening will allow park-goers to resume many of the activities that have been unavailable over the past 14 months.

In keeping with Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 33-20, park-goers will continue to be required to wear facial coverings when indoors at Parks buildings and outdoors, too, when not doing strenuous exercise.

Monday’s reopening of Parks and Recreation buildings includes community centers, meeting rooms, stand-alone restroom facilities, locker rooms, gymnasiums, and other indoor facilities.

In addition to the reopening of all indoor facilities, the following outdoor Parks facilities will be available for park-goers’ use beginning the week of May 3: water fountains, picnic shelter areas, open grills, benches, bleachers and table games.

Along with the reopening of the specific facilities previously mentioned, the City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department is also phasing certain activities back in beginning in mid-May and continuing through June, as follows:

  • Programs for Persons with Disabilities will resume on Monday, May 17
  • The City’s Summer Camp program will resume on Monday, June 14
  • Indoor permits will begin to be issued on Monday, June 1 at 50% reduced maximum capacity
  • Grapeland Water Park will reopen on Memorial Day Weekend as usual and will remain open weekends only until June 13. Starting on Monday, June 14, it will be open 7 days per week until August, 23. It will then remain open weekends only until Labor Day

For further details on the City’s Parks and Recreation offerings, please visit https://www.miamigov.com/Government/Departments-Organizations/Parks-and-Recreation.


About the Author:

Nicole Lopez-Alvar is a Miami-born and raised journalist and TV personality covering South Florida and beyond for Local10.com.