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COVID-19 Update: What's Open and What's Closed

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COVID-19 Update: What's Open and What's Closed

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Updated September 17, 2020

​Palm Beach County parks are open sunrise to sunset, with lighted court facilities ope​n until 9:00 p.m. and lighted, permitted athletic fields​​​ open until 10:00 p.m.​ View the current facility/activity status list below for details on facility/activity restrictions and 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:
• Peanut Island remains closed until further notice. (See Palm Beach County Emergency Order 11)

Palm Beach County natural areas are open sunrise to sunset. Click here for more information on natural areas.

Park visitors must comply with all posted signage and 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; do no​​​t use parks if exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19; be prepared for limited access to public restrooms and drinking fountains; share pathways and warn other users on the pathway of your presence as you pass.

Per Palm Beach County Emergency Order 12, facial coverings ar​e required in public spaces, including any outdoor areas that are open and regularly accessible, where social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines is not possible or not being practiced. Individuals are not required to wear facial coverings when actively engaging in exercise and maintaining social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines.​

Current Facility/Activity Status as of September 17, 2020
Facility/ActivityStatus​
Playgrounds, Fitness Zones, SplashparksAll playgrounds, Fitness Zones and aquatic splashparks are open while practicing social distancing.

Our Parks Operations Division is using the cleaner/disinfectant “Krud Kutter” to clean and sanitize playground equipment twice a day. This product is not considered hazardous by the EPA and is approved by the CDC as a COVID-19 disinfectant (view SDS and product overview). Krud Kutter is available to consumers at several retail outlets and our department uses it routinely for cleaning and sanitizing purposes. Currently, staff is cleaning playground equipment each morning prior to public use and will conduct a second cleaning mid-day or early afternoon.  

As we do with most outdoor facilities that are cleaned, we will close or cordon off the playground area during the cleaning process. If children are present, we will politely ask that they briefly step away for a quick cleaning. Once dry (approximately 10 minutes), children will be permitted access. Although, we cannot list exact arrival times during the afternoon cleaning because we have so many playgrounds to visit, the 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm​ period (our estimated second cleaning time range), is the time period our playgrounds are used the least.  

Because playgrounds are used throughout the day, it should not be assumed the equipment is sanitized prior to your use and you should take all recommended health precautions as you would when touching any shared public surface​.
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:
• Peanut Island remains closed until further notice. (See Palm Beach County Emergency Order 11)
Boat Ramps/Fishing

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.

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

- 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.

- Overnight parking is not allowed at Phil Foster Park and Burt Reynolds Park until further notice. (all park hours are sunrise-sunset; see Palm Beach County Emergency Order 11)

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

- Individuals fishing must remain 6 feet apart.

- Inlet fishing at Ocean Inlet Park and Jupiter Beach Park is only from sunrise-sunset until further notice.

CampgroundsJohn Prince Campground and South Bay RV Campground will re-open on October 1, 2020. Both campgrounds are now accepting reservations for the coming season. Contact campground for more details.

Peanut Island Campground remains closed until further notice. (Peanut Island remains closed until further notice. See Palm Beach County Emergency Order 11)
Concessions/RestaurantsConcession and restaurant availability varies; contact the concessions and restaurants directly for details.
CourtsBasketball and volleyball 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. Competitive games are prohibited. Social distancing for those who wait.
Dog ParksDog parks are open while practicing social distancing; groups of no more than 10 people.
Golf CoursesGolf courses are open for play with social distancing and player safety practices. Single rider carts are available, double rider golf carts must be from the same household or both golfers must wear masks. Driving ranges are open and restaurants are open with limited capacity.
Juno Beach PierOpen while practicing social distancingclick here for more details.
Morikami Museum & Japanese GardensOpen while practicing social distancingclick here for more details​.
Nature CentersAll indoor spaces/nature centers remain closed until further notice; all group programs and rentals cancelled until further notice.

Okeeheelee Nature Center- nature trails are open while practicing social distancing.

Daggerwing Nature Center- boardwalk remains closed until further notice.

Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands- boardwalk is open while practicing social distancing​; public restrooms are accessible from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please comply with all posted signage.​ (For information about the reopening of Wakodahatchee Wetlands, managed by PBC Water Utilities, please click here)
Picnic PavilionsAll group pavilions closed until further notice and rentals are suspended until further notice; single picnic areas and picnic shelters are open.
Pools/WaterparksLap swimming available at Aqua Crest, North County & Lake Lytal. Contact pool for more details. Seasonal pools and waterparks remain closed until further notice; large events such as swim meets cancelled until further notice.
Recreation Centers/Community CentersAll indoor spaces and gyms closed until further notice; special events, group programs and rentals 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

Organized play or sports team use of fields available in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-131. No more than 50 persons per field including spectators. All players and spectators must maintain 6 feet physical distancing. Hand slaps, huddles, shared water bottles and food sharing are not permitted. Contact Sports and Wellness staff at 561-966-7033 for more information.

Open green space available for play; groups of no more than 10 people.​
Therapeutic RecreationAll Special Olympics, Arts4All, and community programming cancelled until further notice.​

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