At the guidance of the CDC and State and County officials, the City will no longer require facial coverings while at City facilities, with some exceptions as required by Federal order. The City still recommends and encourages that all employees, residents, businesses, and visitors continue to follow all preventative measures to help protect our community. This includes continuing to take personal responsibility by wearing a facial covering, washing your hands often, practicing a safe social distance, and taking extra precautions when in group settings.
The vaccine is our best shot at recovery and a return to complete normalcy. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. Additional details on vaccine eligibility and locations are available at sibfl.net/vaccines.
Sunny Isles Beach boasts 11 beautiful parks throughout the City with a variety of amenities. Most parks are Wi-Fi Hotspots, equipped with free wireless Internet.
The majority of our parks have returned to their normal operating hours. To view each park’s new hours of operation, visit their webpage below:
- Bella Vista Bay Park (remains closed)
- Gateway Park
- Golden Shores Park
- Heritage Park
- Intracoastal Parks
- Pelican Community Park
- Pier Park (Newport Fishing Pier)
- Samson Oceanfront Park
- Senator Gwen Margolis Park
- Town Center Park
- Dog Parks
The following are prohibited in all City parks as per City Ordinance 201, and can be enforced by any City employee:
- Bicycles, Skates, Skateboards, or Scooters
- Motorized Vehicles (i.e. scooters, segways)
- Glass Containers
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Grilling or Cooking
- Fireworks or open flames
- Firearms, except as authorized by Florida law
- Amplified Music
- Feeding Animals
- Vending or Soliciting
- Organized Group Activities/Events without City Approval
No trespassing outside of park hours. All Sunny Isles Beach Police Officers are authorized representatives, and may advise any person to leave park premises. Failure to vacate the premises after being so instructed may result in an arrest for trespassing after warning pursuant to Florida Statutes 810.08 and 810.09.
Reminder: No animals are permitted in the 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.
Park Closures & Updates
Visit sibfl.net/park-closures for the latest park closures and updates.
Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System
All parks are equipped with a Thor Guard Lightning Prediction System that provides advance notice of lightning conditions. When activated, here is how the system works:
- ONE long horn blast indicates possible lightning in the area
- Get TO a safe indoor area quickly
- THREE shorter horn blasts signal that is is safe to return to the park
For More Information
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.