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COVID-19 Update: Beaches & Additional Amenities have Reopened

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COVID-19 Update: Beaches & Additional Amenities have Reopened

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Updated May 18, 2020

All parks are open sunrise to sunset for one-way walking, running and biking, equestrian riding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and use of lakes while practicing social distancing. View the current facility/activity status list below for details on what is still closed at this time.

Palm Beach County beaches, including beach parks, are open with the following conditions and restrictions:
• Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by six feet.
NOTICE:
• Beach operations at South Inlet Park will follow restrictions for Boca Raton municipal beaches.
• Peanut Island will remain closed until further notice. (See Palm Beach County Emergency Order 7)

Natural areas are open sunrise to sunset. Click here for more information on natural areas.

Wakodahatchee Wetlands, managed by Palm Beach County Water Utilities, remains closed at this time. Click here for more information.

Park visitors must practice social distancing—remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible. The following is also expected of park visitors: follow CDC’s guidelines on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails; do not use parks or trails if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19; be prepared for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains; share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass. Face coverings are strongly encouraged and should be worn whenever possible.

Current Facility/Activity Status as of May 18, 2020
Facility/ActivityStatus
Park Open SpaceOpen sunrise to sunset for one-way walking, running and biking, equestrian riding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and use of lakes while practicing social distancing.  
Playgrounds, Fitness Zones, Splash padsAll playgrounds, Fitness Zones and aquatic splash pads remain closed until further notice.
Beaches
Palm Beach County beaches, including beach parks, are open with the following conditions and restrictions:
• Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by six feet.
NOTICE:
• Beach operations at South Inlet Park will follow restrictions for Boca Raton municipal beaches.
• Peanut Island will remain closed until further notice. (See Palm Beach County Emergency Order 7)
BMX TrackOkeeheelee BMX Track is open with restrictions.
Boat Ramps

Boat ramps open for public use.

Capacities are based on size of the boat:
-25-foot or less: 4 adult passengers maximum, plus children 17 and under. Maximum of 6 people on the boat.

-26- to 36-foot: 6 adult passengers maximum, plus children 17 and under. Maximum of 8 people on the boat.

-37- to 60-foot: 8 adult passengers maximum, plus children 17 and under. Maximum of 10 people on the boat.

-60-foot and larger: 10 passengers maximum, not including crew members.

-Beaching, landings, anchoring or mooring of vessels on sandbars, islands and open shorelines is prohibited.

-Fish cleaning/bait stations limited to one person at a time

-Single riders only on rented personal watercraft.

-Recreational charter boats, drift fishing and dive boats, marinas, boat docks, boat ramps and other launching venues will be allowed to operate in adherence with CDC and specific county guidelines.

-Individuals fishing must remain 10 feet apart.

CampgroundsCampgrounds remain closed until further notice.
Concessions and RestaurantsConcession availability varies; contact the concession directly for details.
CourtsBasketball open for play, group must be no more than 10 people. Tennis, pickleball and racquetball open for doubles play. Bocce and Petanque open for play, group must be no more than 10 people. Masks recommended. Competitive games are prohibited. Social distancing for those who wait.
Dog ParksDog parks are open; restrictions include physical distancing and groups of no more than 10 people. Please comply with all posted signage.
Golf CoursesCounty-operated golf courses are open for single play with significant modifications, such as play limited to walking and single-rider golf carts only. Driving ranges are open; no congregating after play. 
Jim Brandon Equestrian CenterThe equestrian center is available for rentals and the trails are open for public visitation. Large events are cancelled until further notice. 
Juno Beach PierJuno Beach Pier is open. Click here for more information.
Kayak/canoe concessionsLimited to single person use or two-person use if 6 feet distancing is possible.
Morikami Museum & Japanese GardensMuseum and gardens closed until further notice; group programs cancelled until further notice.
Nature CentersIndoor spaces closed until further notice; trails open for public visitation; group programs and rentals cancelled until further notice.
Picnic PavilionsAll group pavilions closed until further notice; single picnic areas are open.
Pools/WaterparksLap swimming available at Aqua Crest, North County & Lake Lytal. Contact pool for more details. Seasonal pools and waterparks remain closed; large events such as swim meets cancelled until further notice.
Recreation CentersIndoor spaces, playgrounds and gyms closed; special events, group programs and rentals cancelled until further notice.
RestroomsMay be limited availability.
Riverbend Park/Loxahatchee River Battlefield ParkPark and trails open for public visitation; all special events and programs cancelled until further notice.
South County Civic Center/Governor Lawton Chiles ParkAll rentals cancelled until further notice; park closed until further notice.
Special Events/AmphitheatersLarge group special events cancelled or postponed until further notice; includes: 5K Runs/Walks, Concerts, Festivals, Food Truck Events, etc…
Sports Fields

Open green space available for play; no groups, organized play or shared equipment.

Sports team use of sports fields cancelled until further notice (fields only available for individual/small family open play); tournaments cancelled until further notice. Check with your organization as some sanctioning bodies have also implemented restrictions.

Therapeutic RecreationAll Special Olympics, Arts4All, and Community Programming cancelled until further notice.
Waterskiing/wakeboardingWaterskiing and wakeboarding are allowed when following CDC and social distancing guidelines.

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