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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Recreation Updates

COVID-19 Update. Woman sitting with her dog on the beach.

UPDATE: June 23, 2020 - New Hours for Skate Park and Shuffleboard Courts; Library Fines Set to Resume

Library Fines Set to Resume

Library fines are set to resume on Monday, July 6, 2020, even if the libraries are not open to the public. Notices have started to go out on Friday, June 19. Library staff will adjust issues on a case-by-case basis as needed. 

New Hours for Tim Huxhold Skate Park and Shuffleboard Courts

  • New Tim Huxhold Skate Park and Shuffleboard Courts hours are:
    • Beginning 6/23 until 8/6
      • Monday / Wednesday / Friday: 5pm - 9pm
      • Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday: 1pm - 9pm
      • Sunday: 1pm - 6pm
    • First come, first serve
    • To ensure social distancing, play is only allowed on a maximum of six (6) courts, on courts #1, 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11.
    • Prior to opening, equipment is to be placed at the courts and rotated out / disinfected after each use

Other Recreation Updates

Beginning Monday, June 29, 2020, The Racquet Center will move to the following hours of operation:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 10pm
  • Friday: 7:30am - 8pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am - 1pm

Beginning June 23, Tennis Centers will offer lessons for up to four players and Pro (4:1). Tennis Centers will also begin renting ball machines.


*Other parks not listed on the table below remain closed. Group exercising and fitness classes in parks are prohibited. Athletic fields are open for open play usage & approved/permitted organized team sports with a maximum of 50 people per field (including sidelines).

City parks that are open, hours of operations, and activities/features available.

Park/Trail/Nature AreaType StatusHoursStatus of Activities
Alan C. Alford Golf Course at Red Reef ParkGolf CourseOPEN (5/26)7:30am - 5:30pmTee Time reservations accepted - available online or by calling 561-391-5014 or 561-367-7024. Walk-ins are NOT accepted. Payment by credit card upon arrival is preferred. Only one patron at a time may enter the pro shop. Putting green will be open. Face masks must be worn in common area spaces in or around the building. You may take your mask off on the first tee.
Bark Beach at Spanish River ParkDog Beach Park
OPEN
Fri, Sat & Sun: 7am - 9pm & 5pm - SunsetPatrons must have a permit. Permits can be purchased at the Boca Raton Community Center Mon-Fri from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-4pm. Please go to https://www.myboca.us/953/Bark-Beach-at-Spanish-River-Park for eligibility and documents required.

Resident - $31 per dog (City of Boca Raton & Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District)

Non-Resident - $167 per dog

Weekend Passes - $11 per dog
Blazing Star PreservePreserveOPENSunrise - SunsetTrail open only.  
Boca Isles ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks and walking areas open only. No use of playgrounds. 
Boca Raton Municipal Golf CourseGolf Course OPENSunrise - SunsetView information regarding tee time reservations, available amenities and more. Driving range re-opened on June 5 to normal operating hours of the golf course.
Boca Raton Tennis CenterSpeciality Use Park
OPEN
Mon. – Thurs. 8am - 8pm
Fri. – Sun.
8am - Noon

Singles, Doubles, Private Lessons (4:1) and family lessons only (No spectators will be allowed). Reservations will only be accepted (no walk ups) beginning at 10am on Monday, May 11 to reserve and pay for courts for the following day. Face coverings must be worn inside at all times. Bring your own tennis racquet, hand sanitizer, water, ice and towel. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before reservation time. More info...

Boca Tierra ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks, walking areas, tennis courts for singles and doubles play, basketball for open play. No use of playground or picnic areas.
Countess DeHoernle ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPENMon-Sat:
8am - 11pm
Sun:
8am - 6pm
Sidewalks and walking areas open only. No use of playground or picnic areas. Athletics fields are open (Groups with City permits only Mon- Sat 8pm-11pm).
Downtown LibraryLibraryOPEN for curbside pick-up9am - 5pm, Mon-SatDrive-through book drop is open. Curbside pickup available Mon-Sat from 9am-5pm.
El Rio TrailPreserve/Nature TrailOPENSunrise - SunsetMulti-purpose path open only.
George SnowNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks, walking areas, tennis courts for singles and doubles play, basketball for open play. No use of playground or picnic areas.
Gumbo Limbo Nature CenterNature CenterCLOSED
TBD
Hidden Lakes ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetTennis courts (singles and doubles play only) open only. No use of playground or picnic area. 
Hillsboro El Rio Park NorthSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - SunsetBaseball field open for play. Soccer field closed for annual maintenance.
Hillsboro El Rio Park SouthSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks, walking areas, tennis and pickleball courts for singles and doubles play (No spectators will be allowed at this time), basketball court for open play, and canoe/kayak launch open only. No use of restrooms, picnic area, fitness equipment or playground. 
Hughes ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks, walking areas, basketball courts for open play only. No use of restrooms, playground or picnic area. 
Lake WymanCommunity ParkOPEN8am - SunsetTrails, sidewalks, tennis court for singles and doubles play (No spectators will be allowed at this time), basketball court for open play only. No use of restrooms, playground or picnic areas. Athletics fields open for family or small group play.
Meadows ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPENMon - Sat:
7am - 11pm
Sun:
7am - Sunset

Sidewalks and walking areas open only. No use of playground or picnic areas. Athletics fields are open (Groups with City permits only Mon- Sat 8pm-11pm).
Meadows Park PoolSpecialty Use Park
OPEN
Summer Hours:
Mon. - Sat.
8am - 6:45pm
Sun.
12pm - 6:45pm
Pool is open for single lap swimming only. Face coverings must be worn inside buildings at all times. Pool use shall be limited to one person per lane (6), at 45-minute increments - once per day. Patrons must call ahead to schedule swim- swims cannot be scheduled more than 1 day in advance. Patrons must bring their own swimming equipment such as goggles, towels, kickboards, fins, noodles, and water bottles. Locker rooms will be closed.More info...
Mizner Bark Dog ParkDog ParkOPENSun. - Sat. 7am - Dusk
Wed. 12pm - Dusk starting May 27
Open Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The port-o-let at the dog park will remain closed. CDC guidelines are to be followed.
Palmetto Dune ParkNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks and walking areas open only.
Patch Reef Park Community ParkOPENMon - Sat:
8am - 11pm
Sun:
8am - 8pm
Sidewalks, walking areas & basketball courts open. No use of playground or picnic areas. Athletics fields are open (Groups with City permits only Mon- Sat 8pm-11pm).
Patch Reef Park Tennis CenterSpeciality Use Park
OPEN
Mon. – Fri. 
8am - 8pm
Sat. – Sun.
8am - Noon
Singles, Doubles, Private Lessons (4:1) and family lessons only (No spectators will be allowed). Reservations will only be accepted (no walk ups) beginning at 10am on Monday, May 11 to reserve and pay for courts for the following day. Face coverings must be worn inside at all times. Bring your own tennis racquet, hand sanitizer, water, ice and towel. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before reservation time. More info...
Patrick A. Lynch/Golden FigNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks and walking areas open only. No use of playground.
Pine BreezeNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks, walking areas and basketball courts. No use of playground. 
Red Reef ParkBeach Park
OPEN (5/26)
8am - SunsetLimited restrooms will be open. Beach park playgrounds, picnic pavilions will remain closed until further notice. Parking for permit holders and patrons paying daily rates. Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet.
Rutherford ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks and walking areas open only. No use of playground or restrooms. 
Sanborn SquareSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks and walking areas open only. No use of picnic areas.
Sand Pine ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - 11pm

Sidewalks, walking areas, tennis courts for singles & doubles play (No spectators will be allowed at this time) and basketball courts for open play. No use of exercise equipment, restrooms or playground. Athletic fields are open (Groups with City permits only Mon-Sat 8pm-11pm)

Serenoa GladePreserve/TrailOPENSunrise - SunsetTrails and sidewalks open only.
Silver Palm ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPEN24 hours a daySidewalks, walking areas and boat ramps open only. No use of restrooms or picnic areas.
South Beach ParkBeach ParkOPEN
(5/26)
8am - SunsetLimited restrooms will be open. Beach park playgrounds, picnic pavilions and the dog beach will remain closed until further notice. Parking for permit holders and patrons paying daily rates. Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet.
South Beach PavilionBeach ParkOPEN (5/26)8am - SunsetLimited restrooms will be open. Beach park playgrounds, picnic pavilions and the dog beach will remain closed until further notice. Parking for permit holders and patrons paying daily rates. Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet.
Spanish River LibraryLibraryOPEN for curbside pick-up9am - 5pm, Mon-SatDrive-through book drop is open. Curbside pickup available Mon-Sat from 9am-5pm.
Spanish River ParkBeach ParkOPEN
(5/26)
8am - SunsetLimited restrooms will be open. Beach park playgrounds, picnic pavilions and the dog beach will remain closed until further notice. Parking for permit holders and patrons paying daily rates. Parties accessing the beaches shall follow CDC guidelines by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 persons and distancing themselves from other parties by 6 feet.
Sugar Sand ParkCommunity ParkOPEN8am - SunsetWalking trails, basketball courts and roller hockey rink (for single use play) open only. Athletic fields are open.
Swim CenterSpecialty Use ParkOPENSummer Hours:
Mon-Sun: 7:30am-5pm
Lap swimming only. (No use of hot tub, splash pad, playground). More info...
The Racquet CenterSpeciality Use Park
OPEN
Mon. – Fri. 8am - 8pm
Sat. – Sun.
8am - 1pm

Hours starting 6/29:
Mon-Thurs.
7:30am-10pm
Fri.
7:30am-8pm
Sat & Sun.
7:30am-1pm
Singles, Doubles, Private Lessons (4:1) and family lessons only (No spectators will be allowed). Reservations will only be accepted (no walk ups) beginning at 10am on Monday, May 11 to reserve and pay for courts for the following day. Face coverings must be worn inside at all times. Bring your own tennis racquet, hand sanitizer, water, ice and towel. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before reservation time. More info...
Tim Huxhold Skate & Shuffleboard ParkSkate Park & Shuffleboard CourtsOPENMon/Wed/Fri:
5pm - 9pm
Tue/Thur/Sat: 
1pm - 9pm
Sun. 
1pm - 6pm
Skate Park open: CDC guidelines are to be followed.
Shuffleboard Courts: To ensure social distancing, every other court is open. First come, first serve..
University WoodlandsCommunity ParkOPEN8am - Sunset

Sidewalks, walking areas, tennis courts for singles and doubles play (No spectators will be allowed at this time), basketball courts for open play. No use of playground or picnic areas. Soccer Fields CLOSED for annual maintenance.

Wildflower ParkSpecialty Use ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks and walking areas only.
Yamato Scrub Natural AreaPreserve/TrailOPENSunrise - SunsetTrails and sidewalks open only.
Yale NewmanNeighborhood ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks and walking areas open only. No use of playground or picnic area.