Local Beaches and Parks Reopen with Limited Activities and Strict Guidelines

Broward County Beaches

All beaches in Broward County have opened as of Tuesday, May 26. City and county leaders are stressing that everyone utilizing the beaches in Broward must comply with the requirements listed in the guidelines below.

Failure to comply with those guidelines may result in civil or criminal penalties for violators and require beaches in Broward County to be re-closed. During a conference, Broward Mayor Dale Holness said that it is important that everyone remain a united front and that COVID-19 does not recognize city boundaries.

All beaches in Broward County may reopen for limited ocean activities such as surfing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, body surfing as well as limited active recreation and exercise such as walking, running, biking.

Beach hours shall be limited to between sunrise and sunset. 

Broward County Beach Guidelines

No picnicking, sunbathing, sitting, or lying on the beach. 

No umbrellas, canopies, chairs, loungers, or coolers allowed. 

No group or organized sports including, but not limited to, volleyball, soccer, or football. 

No group gathering or events of more than ten (10) individuals. 

Individuals must maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distance from others at all times, except between members of the same household or group. 

Municipalities have the ability to enact more stringent requirements.

Additional City Parks and Recreational Facilities reopened on May 27.

In the continuing effort to protect the safety and well-being of city residents, those visiting parks and recreational facilities must follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health, including wearing facial covering and social distancing. City-operated parks and recreational facilities will remain open contingent upon visitors’ compliance with these recommended guidelines. 

Additional Parks Open as of Wednesday, May 27

  • Bicentennial Park – 7300 Farragut St. 
  • Kiwanis Park – 3400 Johnson St.
  • Lincoln Park – 2340 Lincoln St.
  • Mara B. Giulianti Park – 4151 N Hills Dr.
  • Montella Park – 1231 N 69th Way
  • Oakwood Hills Park – 2701 N 26th Ave.
  • Sal Oliveri Veterans Park – 4701 Tyler St.
  • Stan Goldman Memorial Park – 800 Knights Road


Basketball Courts

Outdoor basketball courts are open (beginning Wednesday, May 27th) for individual skill development only. No more than two persons per 1/2 court. No multiplayer games. Physical distancing is required off the court. No groups of more than 10, including those on a court and those waiting for a court.

  • Bicentennial Park – 7300 Farragut St.
  • David Park Community Center – 108 N. 33rd Court
  • Emerald Hills Lake – 3901 N 30th Terrace
  • Jefferson Park – 1501 Jefferson St.
  • Mara B. Giulianti Park – 4151 N Hills Dr.
  • Kay Gaither Community Center – 6291 Funston Dr.
  • Washington Park Community Center – 5199 Pembroke Road
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Community Center – 2400 Charleston St.

Paddleball Courts

Paddleball courts will allow for singles play only beginning on Wednesday, May 27th. Only two people per court allowed. No multiplayer games. Physical distancing is required off the court. No groups of more than 10, including those on a court and those waiting for a court.

  • Charnow Park – 300 Connecticut St.
  • Jefferson Park – 1501 Jefferson St.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center – 2400 Charleston St.

Golf Courses

The Driving Range at Orangebrook will reopen on Wednesday, May 27th with limited capacity and physical distancing rules in place.

Hollywood Dog Beach 

Hollywood Dog Beach is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as of May 27th. All users must have a daily or six-month pass. Patrons must follow physical distancing when in the park.

Facial coverings are recommended. Please bring your own water as water fountains are shut-off. Permits can be purchased at Dog Beach only during hours of operation. Permits can be purchased with credit cards only. Hollywood Dog Beach is located between Pershing and Custer Streets on Hollywood Beach.

Driftwood Community Pool

The Driftwood Community Pool, located at 3000 N 69th Ave., is opening on Wednesday, May 27th for lap swimming and limited private swim lessons. 

  • Only courses where the instructor can teach outside of the water or maintain 6 ft. physical distance. 
  • Participants only inside the facility. 
  • Professional courses CPR, AED, Lifeguard, and Water Safety Instructor. 
  • NO OPEN SWIM at this time. 
  • Physical distancing required at all times. 
  • Facial coverings must be worn outside of water. 
  • Temperature check for employees and patrons required before entry into the facility. 

For the current list of offerings contact the pool at 954.967.4644

Pavilion Rentals 

Beginning Wednesday, May 27th, pavilion rentals will be available. Rentals are only for parties less than 10. Pavilions must be rented in advance, no walk-up rentals allowed. Visitors must adhere to physical distancing and must wear facial cover when within 6 feet of another person. Venues will be limited to 1 rental per day. Only pavilions listed below are available for rental. Rental times are 4 hours maximum. All other pavilions remain closed at this time. Please call 954.921-3404 to reserve a pavilion.

  • Holland Park – 801 Johnson St
  • John Williams Park – 6101 Sheridan St.
  • Sal Oliveri Veterans Park – 4701 Tyler St.

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