Pelican Community Park

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

New Heights for Parks, Culture and Community.

 Update (March 21, 2023): As we continue to collect input from our residents, our Parks & Recreation Master Plan consultant has been compiling your feedback to present to the City Commission. This data will be presented at the next Regular City Commission Meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2023. If you have not already taken the online survey, please do so. …

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SIBeHealthy Programs

SIBeHealthy logo

SIBeHealthy programs are available to individuals ages 55 and up for a small fee either monthly or per drop-in class. Residents: $10/month or $3/drop-in class Non-Residents: $20/month or $5/drop-in class Residents who are 62+ and have a valid City-issued SIB Resident ID Card can register for two free eligible programs a month. This means that if you qualify, you can sign up for any …

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Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System

Large lightning strike hits the ocean at night close to Sunny Isles Beach.

(Tuesday, May 21, 2019) – Florida leads the country in both number of fatal hits and density of lightning strikes each year, and residents should be aware that all of our City parks are equipped with a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction system that provides advance notice of lightning conditions. This system is active 365 days a year in our City. …

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The People of Pelican Community Park: Kathy Fernandez

Kathy Fernandez, Sunny Isles Beach Media Manager.

How One Employee is Blazing Trails in Sunny Isles Beach Kathy was first introduced to Pelican Community Park as a volunteer in early 2010. At just 16 years old, Fernandez donated her time assisting with special events and camps, slowly receiving more and more responsibility. When she was 18, and old enough to apply for a job with the City, …

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The People of Pelican Community Park: Susan Simpson & Sylvia Flores

Assistant City Manager, Susan Simpson, and Cultural and Community Services Director, Sylvia Flores, at Pelican Community Park.

How Two Women Revolutionized Recreation in Sunny Isles Beach For the past 10 years, Pelican Community Park (PCP) offers a haven for the Sunny Isles Beach community to bond socially, grow culturally, and participate recreationally. Following its grand opening in August 2008, PCP shortly became the center of the City; the hub for all that is recreation, athletics and community …

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The People of Pelican Community Park: Norelli Liguori

Pelican Community Park Community Services Manager, Norelli Liguori.

How One Manager is Transforming Lives (August 28, 2018) – For Norelli Liguori, making a difference in the community by developing and changing lives of young children has always been her passion. In February 2008, she discovered the City of Sunny Isles Beach’s Afterschool Care Program part of the then-Cultural and Human Services Department. As a Recreation Leader, Norelli developed …

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Celebrating Pelican Community Park’s 10th Anniversary

Pelican Community Park aerial.

Ten years might seem like a lifetime or just a blink of the eye depending on your perspective. For the last 10 years, Pelican Community Park has offered a place to play, new skills or sports to learn, and endless memories just waiting to be made. On August 23, 2008, Pelican Community Park celebrated its grand opening quickly becoming the hub for …

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Cultural Master Plan

Foreword – Message from Mayor Scholl Since its inception nineteen years ago, the City of Sunny Isles Beach had to be built from the ground up. Initially by focusing on providing essential services like policing and code enforcement. Then by constructing infrastructure like parks, a school and library, government and community center. The City’s Cultural & Community Services Department has …

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