What You Need To Know About Parks, Golf Courses and Boating This Weekend

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We may not be part of the statewide phase one plan laid out by Governor DeSantis, but we're not on complete lockdown anymore.

Now that South Florida is beginning to reopen outdoor spaces, here's some of the basic information and rules you'll need to know heading into the weekend. For the specific reopening orders, visit the Miami-Dade or Broward County websites.

PARKS

Check the county or city website before visiting to confirm that the park is open. CLICK HERE for a city-by-city list. Several cities - including Miami, Hialeah and Miami Gardens - have NOT reopened parks yet. Many large parks are also being used for COVID-19 testing and will not be available for recreation, including C.B. Smith Park, Charles Hadley Park, and more.

What's allowed:

  • Walking, jogging, hiking, skating, cycling, nature walks on trails, and solo sports.
  • At the basketball court, up to three people can shoot baskets per half court, as long as they have their own ball, but games are not allowed. You can play single tennis games but not doubles.

What's NOT allowed:

  • Groups of 10 or more cannot gather.
  • Playing table games, having picnics or parties.
  • You cannot use bike racks, playgrounds, exercise equipment, dog parks, campgrounds, skate parks, splash pads and swimming pools, or concessions.

Additional rules:

  • Everyone must follow CDC social distancing guidelines, which means you must stay at least six feet from other people, at all times.
  • Everyone who is at a park or other recreational facility is required to wear a facial covering — either a mask or fabric that covers your mouth and nose — at all times. Exceptions include children under 2, people who have trouble breathing because of a chronic pre-existing health condition or people who are engaged in “strenuous physical activity.”

GOLF COURSES

As with the parks, check directly with the course you're planning to attend to make sure they are open and have reservations available. Each course may also have their own rules in addition to what's required by the county.

Rules:

  • Staff and players are required to wear a facial covering — either a mask or fabric that covers your mouth and nose — at all times. Everyone is also required to follow social distancing guidelines.
  • Players must bring their own golf equipment.
  • Each cart must be cleaned and disinfected prior to any players usage. Only one player will be allowed per cart.
  • Driving-range hitting areas will be spaced at least 10 feet apart.
  • Players will not be allowed to touch anything on the beverage cart. The beverage cart attendant will place the drink on the opposite side of the players golf cart to comply with social distancing guidelines. For players who are walking, items will be placed on the ground for the player to pick up.
  • Players are not allowed to touch or remove the flagstick from the cup.

BOATING/FISHING:

  • Boat ramps are allowed to be open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily but hours may vary by location.
  • Everyone is required to wear a facial covering — either a mask or fabric that covers your mouth and nose — at all times while on shore and until the boat has departed the marina.
  • Everyone must follow social distancing guidelines at the fishing pier and stay at least 10 feet away from other people.
  • Only one person is allowed to be at a fish cleaning station at a time and social distancing must be practiced.
  • Boats are required to remain 50 feet apart at all times.
  • Boats less than 25 feet can have a maximum of eight people on board. Up to four of the people can be adults. The others must be children who are 17 and under.
  • Boats between 25 and 36 feet can have a maximum of 10 people on board. Up to six of the people can be adults. The others must be children who are 17 and under.
  • Boats greater than 36 feet can have a maximum of 10 people on board. Up to eight of the people can be adults. The others must be children who are 17 and under.
  • Jet skis are only allowed to have single riders.

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