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Pelican Community Park

Photo: Aerial View of Pelican Community Park
Photo: Pelican Community Park Entrance
Photo: Children playing on the playground at Pelican Community Park

All City parks have expanded hours of operation as of Monday, March 15, 2021. Please review the below rules and guidelines before visiting our parks.

Address: 18115 North Bay Road

Hours

Exterior Amenities Only (Baseball Field* and Playground)

  • Mondays thru Fridays, 4 pm – 9 pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays, 8:30 am – 9 pm

*Baseball Field closed when in use for City programming.

The Pelican Community Park office remains closed to the public.

Park Rules and Guidelines

Parks are open for Sunny Isles Beach residents only. Due to the high density of our city and the nature of our parks, it is important that we have rules and guidelines in place to keep our community safe. Following these guidelines will ensure a safe and healthy experience for everyone!

  • Sunny Isles Beach parks are open for residents only.
  • Facial coverings must be worn when a distance of 10 feet cannot be maintained between yourself and others not from your own household, in accordance with Amendment 2 to Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20 and CDC/Health Department guidelines. Please read Amendment 2 to Emergency Order 20-20 for a list of exceptions.
  • Residents must adhere to social distancing guidelines by keeping a distance of at least six feet between yourself and others.
  • Children should not enter playground areas if they are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Facial coverings are required for children using the playground and social distancing should be maintained.
  • No groups larger than 10 people may gather in the same place.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when in the park.
  • Sidewalks will be marked for one-directional use.
  • Parks are sanitized by staff daily and are deep cleaned once weekly.
  • Restrooms will be open but limited to only 1 person/family at a time. Restrooms will be sanitized throughout each day.
  • No animals permitted in parks with the exception of recognized service animals.
    • Dogs are allowed at designated dog parks. Dogs must remain on a leash and you must pick up after your pet. Containers are available for you to be a responsible pet owner.
  • Visitors should bring their own water as water fountains will be closed.

Those who do not follow the rules, may be asked to leave by City staff.

Please be advised that the operational changes and time periods described herein are subject to change at any time due to the evolving situation. 

Description

The grand opening of this 2-acre park was held on August 23, 2008. Since then, Pelican Community Park has become a center for activity, learning and community involvement in Sunny Isles Beach. Working in close cooperation with the Norman S. Edelcup Sunny Isles Beach K-8 School, Pelican Community Park offers a two-story Community Center with classrooms and a fitness center, and a variety of seasonal programs for children and adults, in addition to after-school programs and camps.

Amenities

  • Chief Fred Maas Little League Field (200’ home plate to center field – ages 10 and under)
  • Playground area (2 – 5-year-olds and 5 – 12-year-olds)
  • Picnic Tables
  • 2 Soofa Benches (solar electric outdoor charging station equipped with USB connections)
  • Bike Racks
  • Free WiFi
  • Restrooms
  • Outdoor Baseball Field
  • Phyllis and Raanan Katz Sports Center indoor basketball gymnasium – 10,365 ft² (Currently CLOSED)
    • 1 full-size basketball court or 2 half courts
    • Volleyball
    • Storage and locker rooms
    • Concession area
  • Community Center with classrooms – 15,194 ft² (Currently CLOSED)
    • Offices/Reception
    • Large Multi-Purpose Room (2,800 ft² available for rent)
    • Arts & Crafts Room (1,976 ft²)
    • Small Multi-Purpose Room (with Computer Lab)
    • Fitness Center (786 ft²) with the following:
      • Treadmills (2)
      • Standing Elliptical (1)
      • Seated Elliptical (1)
      • Recumbent Stationary Bike (1)
      • 5-Station Modular
      • Free Weights
      • Lockers
    • Administrative offices for Cultural & Community Services
    • Community Shuttle Service

Chief Fred Maas Baseball Field Usage Policy

Priority usage of the Baseball Field will be as follows:

  1. City-operated and/or Contracted Programs and Events
  2. Resident / Youth Baseball Activities (Valid Resident ID Card Required)
  3. Resident / Youth Non-Baseball Activities (Valid Resident ID Card Required)
  4. Civic / Non-Profit 501 C (3) / Adult Programming
  5. Non-Resident / Private / Commercial Programming

Anyone requesting use of Chief Fred Maas Field must do the following:

  • Bring a valid SIB Resident ID Card or photo ID to the Pelican Community Park Front Desk.
  • Front Desk staff will notify a Park Employee or the Supervisor on Duty, to unlock field gate and turn on lights if necessary.
  • Upon completion of usage, patron will notify the Front Desk staff, who will come to lock the field and turn on the lights. At this time, the patron will receive their ID back.
  • If other patrons enter the field when it is open for use, they must bring an SIB Resident ID Card or Photo ID to the PCP Front Desk. If they fail to produce an ID, an FOW will ask them to vacate the field.
  • When field lights are turned off, it will take roughly 15 minutes for them to restrike. The lights will do so on their own, so if they are shut off and turned back on after 5 minutes, they will wait to cool down before coming back on.

The baseball field will remain locked when not in use by a City affiliated program. During available field times, priority is given to baseball-related activities. Therefore, park visitors may be asked to relocate or vacate the field in order to accommodate those intending to play baseball.

All programs are offered by the City of Sunny Isles Beach Cultural & Community Services Department. This facility was funded in part by the Building Better Communities Bond Program and the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program of the State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

*Any non-City organized events (festivals, entertainment, birthday parties etc.) must be approved ahead of time. Contact the Cultural & Community Services Department at 305.792.1706 for more information, or stop by Pelican Community Park at 18115 North Bay Road.