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Select Parks Open for Sunny Isles Beach Residents

Face Coverings Required in Public

Effective as of 9 am on July 2, 2020, Miami-Dade County has issued Amendment 1 to Emergency Order 20-20 requiring all persons throughout the County to wear a mask or other facial covering when in public.

A mask or other facial covering must comply with the recommendations of the CDC, as such recommendations may change from time to time. The current CDC guidelines recommend wearing a mask or facial covering which snugly covers the face and mouth, whether store-bought or homemade, which is secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, and which is able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or losing shape.

Face coverings are NOT required when actively engaged in strenuous physical activity, either inside or outdoors. Read full list of exceptions.

Countywide Curfew in Effect

Miami-Dade County has issued Emergency Order 27-20 imposing a curfew for all of Miami-Dade County, including incorporated and unincorporated areas, effective from 10 pm each night through 6 am the next morning until further notice.

During the period of such curfew, no person shall make use of any street or sidewalk for any purpose, except police, fire rescue, first responder, medical, health care, media, and utility repair service personnel. In addition, the curfew shall not apply to persons:

a. Working at essential establishments listed in attached exhibit A;
b. Returning directly to their homes from work at essential establishments or going directly to work at essential establishments from their homes;
c. Making deliveries from essential establishments; and
d. Walking their dogs within 250 feet of their residences.

Parks Reopen

The City of Sunny Isles Beach has reopened select parks on a limited schedule 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. The City welcomes its residents to enjoy the reopened parks for passive use only such as walking and/or jogging while adhering to specific guidelines and restrictions. Following these guidelines will ensure a safe and healthy experience for everyone!

Read Emergency Order 06-20

Open Parks:

  • Gateway Park, 151 Sunny Isles Blvd
  • Heritage Park, 19200 Collins Ave
  • Intracoastal Parks, 16100 Collins Ave
  • Pier Park, 16501 Collins Ave
  • Samson Oceanfront Park, 17425 Collins Ave
  • Senator Gwen Margolis Park, 17815 N. Bay Rd
  • Town Center Park, 17200 Collins Ave

Parks Remaining Closed:

  • Golden Shores Park, 201 191 Terrace
  • Pelican Community Park, 18115 N Bay Rd





Hours of Operation

Daily Hours (CLOSED Tuesdays)
9 am – noon, 4 pm – 8 pm

(Note: the usage schedule is no longer required as per City Order 09-20.)

Senior Priority Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
8 am – 9 am

  • Samson Oceanfront Park hours of operation are 7 am – 8 pm daily.
  • The Newport Fishing Pier daily hours are 7 am – 8 pm, with residents given preference. Fishing is allowed, but a distance of 10 feet must be maintained between yourself and others unless you are from the same household. Facial coverings are required while fishing. Only one person per cleaning station. 

Limited Activities

  • All playground equipment, fitness equipment, water fountains, picnic tables and shelters, bike racks, and water features will remain closed.
  • Sidewalks will be marked for one-directional use.
  • Restrooms will be open, but limited to only 1 person/family at a time. Restrooms will be sanitized throughout each day.
  • Parking lots and garages will remain open only to Sunny Isles Beach residents. Parking fees continue to be enforced.
  • No organized practice or games.
  • No groups larger than 10 people may gather in the same place.

Allowed Activities:

Individual Activities
Dog Parks (dogs must remain on a leash at all times within the park)

Closed Amenities:

Game Tables
Fitness Equipment
Water Fountains
Water Feature

Guidelines for Use

  • Sunny Isles Beach parks will be open for residents ONLY. Please bring your Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID card or a photo ID with your address listed.
  • We ask that residents limit their time in parks to one hour per visit in order to reduce crowding.
  • Facial coverings must be worn in accordance with Amendment 1 to Miami-Dade County Emergency Order 20-20 and CDC/Health Department guidelines, except that facial coverings shall not be required:
    • For children under the age of two years
    • For persons who have trouble breathing
    • Where Federal or state safety or health regulations prohibit the wearing of facial coverings
    • For persons engaged in strenuous physical activity
  • Residents must adhere to social distancing guidelines by keeping a distance of at least six feet between yourself and others.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when in the park.
  • No animals permitted in parks with the exception of recognized service animals.
    • Dogs are allowed at Intracoastal 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.


The City is implementing strict enforcement of social distancing and all rules, and offenders are subject to penalties and fines. City staff will be monitoring each park and will require those not following the rules to leave.

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

For More Information

For questions or more information, please call 305.792.1706 or email info@sibfl.net.