COVID19, Coronavirus closures are OVER!
Beaches & Parks now open.
Newly reconstructed beaches, golf courses, salt & freshwater fishing, diving, camping and Everglades nature tours, all in one great place. Add casino gambling action to the list of fun things to do in Florida!
Calder Casino & Race Course
The expansive single-level facility (104,000 square feet total) boasts over 1,200 Class III slot machines in an atmosphere reminiscent of the best casinos in Las Vegas. The Calder Casino is the only casino at a Thoroughbred horse track in Miami-Dade County and is the second pari-mutuel facility in the county to offer slots. 21001 N.W. 27th Avenue Miami Gardens, FL. 33056. Call (954) 523-4324 or (305) 625-1311 http://www.calderracecourse.com
Hialeah Park Casino
Historic horse racing venue is back with it's trademark flamingos and now a beautiful new Casino featuring Slots, Poker, Electronic Games and Dominoes.
100 E. 32 Ave
Hialeah, FL 33013
(305) 885 8000 Fax (305) 887 8006 http://www.hialeahparkcasino.com
Magic City Casino at Flagler Race Track
700 of the most popular slot machines make up the all-new Magic City Casino. Plus, check out the incredible Big Mouth Buffet, the ultra chic Tres Hermanos Bar & Lounge, the best local bands in Miami, the hottest Poker Room in town and the most electrifying live racing action you can imagine! Magic City Casino is located only five minutes from Miami International Airport, 15 minutes from South Beach and 25 minutes from Fort Lauderdale.. 450 NW 37th Avenue Miami, FL 33125. Call 888-56-MAGIC or 305-649-3000 http://www.magiccitycasino.com
The Seminole Casino
Just selected as "Best Casino Experience" by Mike Mayo of the Sun Sentinel, Open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek features over 1100 of your favorite high-paying gaming machines, live and tournament poker action plus a full bar and cafe.
The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located in the heart of North Broward County, just east of State Road 7-off Sample Road. www.seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com
Pompano Park harness racing and high stakes poker
Enjoy the live excitement of
harness racing and high stakes poker and that place is Pompano Park in magnificent Pompano Beach, Florida. Now open, The Isle night club and restaurant. http://www.pompanopark.com
SLOTS ARE HERE! Multi-million dollar renovation featuring a resort hotel, Class 3 slot machines and horse racing at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino! Gulfstream Park
901 S. Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, Fla. 33009 Telephone: (954) 454-7000; (800) 771-TURF
Fax: (954) 457-6422 www.gulfstreampark.com
Mardi Gras Racetrack Mardi Gras Racetrack and Gaming Center presents a 14 race program, 7 nights a week. Races start every night at 7:30 pm. We have great casual dining in the Dog House Sports Bar and Grill and more elegant fare in the Greyhound Room where you can watch the races as you dine. Come check out all the fun activities and great food offered right here at the track. Billiards Poker Simulcast Over 90 TV's Flea Market! http://www.playmardigras.com
2020 Florida Coronavirus Beach & Park Opening List
Bay County: Beaches opened beaches in unincorporated areas as of April 24 in a transitional phase, according to WJHG-TV. As on May 2, the beaches were open with no local restrictions. The Panama Beach City Council voted to fully open its beaches the same day, following suit. Essential activities like swimming, running, fishing, walking, biking, hunting, and hiking from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Escambia County: Beaches open include Pensacola Beach reopened as of May 1, reports the Pensacola News Journal. Public restrooms and an area under the pier will remain closed. County Commissioners previously voted to close Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key Beach, according to the Pensacola News Journal.
Gulf County: Beaches open as of May 1 have fully opened beaches, WJHG reports. The county previously voted April 21 voted to open beaches for limited time periods, WMBB reports.
Okaloosa County: Beaches open as of May 6 have fully opened all county beaches, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports. County beaches opened for for recreational use starting May 1, the Pensacola News Journal previously reported, with limited hours. Commissioners reminded social distancing measures are still in place.
Santa Rosa County: Beaches open as of May 6 have fully opened Navaree Beach and the fishing pier there without restrictions, reports the Pensacola News Journal. County beaches opened for for recreational use starting May 1, the News Journal previously reported, with limited hours, but law enforcement said beach-goers have practiced responsible social distancing. The beach had previously been closed since March 21.
Walton County: All public beaches in the county reopened on May 1.
Dixie County: Beaches open. No park or beach closures announced at Visit Dixie County or the county government website, nor have the beaches been closed at any point in the pandemic thus far.
Franklin County: Beaches open with restrictions beginning May 4 but for limited hours, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. The public will be able to access beaches from 6 to 9 a.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. County Commissioners had closed all beaches in the county as of March 27.
Levy County: Beaches open include Cedar Key with travel restricted from March 25 to May 4 to only residents and those with reservations in advance.
Taylor County: Beaches open with boat ramps on May 7 and opened parks with limited parking. Officials say parking lots at Keaton Beach are now fully open but roadside parking is still restricted. County Commissioners had previously closed county parks and beaches effective March 27. The county later closed all but the Keaton Beach boat ramp, which was only open for commercial fishermen, according to the county.
Wakulla County: Beaches open including Shell Point Beach and Mashes Sands Beach are open for all uses, WCTV reports. The beaches had been closed since sunset March 23, according to Visit Wakulla.
Citrus County: Beaches reopened all beaches and parks beginning on May 1, includes Fort Island Gulf and Hernando Beaches.
Hernando County: Beaches reopened all parks beaches, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Hillsborough County: Most beaches open run by the city of Tampa were reopened at 2:30 a.m. on May 4, including Ben T. Davis Beach, Cypress Point Park, Davis Islands Seaplane Basin and Picnic Island Park. All beaches and parks in unincorporated Hillsborough County, including Apollo Beach except for walking trails, have been closed since March 28, according to WUSF.
Pasco County: Most Beaches open with restrictions and parks as of May 3, but only for limited activity like jogging as of March 20.
Pinellas County: Beaches open with social distancing starting May 4 at 7 a.m. Visitors are allowed to bring chairs and can sunbathe, but officials will limit groups to no more than 10 people.
Charlotte County: Beaches opened on April 27, according to County Commissioner Bill Truex.
Collier County: Some beaches reopen beginning April 30, according to the Naples Daily News. While the board considered time restrictions, commissioners ultimately decided to fully open. Naples and Marco Island opened beaches in city jurisdiction as of April 30, though the Naples Pier will remain closed, according to WINK News.
Lee County: Beaches reopen beaches April 29 at sunrise. That includes parking lots and with regular hours. Social distancing will be enforced. Sanibel officials have signaled they will follow the county’s lead. The Town of Fort Myers Beach voted to reopen its beaches to the public of as May 2, WINK News reports. Parking will remain closed and only essential activities such as running and walking are permitted. Additionally, beachgoers must wear face masks.
Manatee County: Beaches open beaches in the county starting May 4. As of May 13, beaches were open from sunrise to 10 p.m., a two-hour limit on parking was lifted and parking lots were fully reopened.
Sarasota County: Beaches fully open, including parking beginning on May 4, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Social distancing and restrictions on groups of 10 or more will still be enforced. County Commissioners previously voted to open the beaches to essential physical activity like walking, surfing and fishing starting April 27, but parking lots remain closed. Cities are still able to close beaches within their borders. Venice has the same existing limitations as the county on Venice Beach. The City of Sarasota announced that Lido Key will remain closed until COVID-19 cases decline in the north end of the county.
Broward County: ALL Parks open by May 18. Beaches open on May 26.
Hollywood Broadwalk as of May 13 will be open to walk from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Deerfield, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Pompano Beach open March 26. Officials expect to coordinate any beach opening with Miami-Dade leaders.
Martin County: Reopened beaches on May 4 with restrictions, according to TC Palm, Hobe Sound, which borders Palm Beach County.
Miami-Dade County: ALL parks open by May 18. Beaches open on May 26.
Monroe County: Beaches open, travel restricted.
Key West on April 27 opened all parks and beaches, according to the Key West Citizen. But it remains difficult for anyone not living on the Florida Keys to visit them. County Commissioners starting March 24 imposed limitations so only residents and limited workers could access the string of islands via U.S. 1. Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 30 issued a safer at home order closing down all nonessential business in South Florida counties until mid-April. County beaches, while inaccessible to most, never closed. However, Keys Weekly reports some municipalities closed beaches under their jurisdiction. Marathon reopened beaches on May 4, but will limit access to pavilions. Islamorada reopened beaches on May 4 to residents only
Palm Beach County: Beaches & parks open with restrictions on May 18, but only to county residents initially. Municipalities will be allowed to decide if their own beaches remain closed, but Gov DeSantis agreed to allow Phase One reopening there as of May 11.
St. Lucie County: Beaches open beginning April 28, lifted are all temporary restrictions on uses and activities as of May 7.
Brevard County: Beaches open. May 1 opened beached and public parking lots for beaches for Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Indialantic and Indian Harbour Beach voted to open their beaches to sunbathing while restricting gatherings to no more than five people, according to Florida Today. Alcohol is banned on Coca Beach, where officials are cracking down on littering as well. Melbourne Beach has reopened to limited use for residents only. But parking in cities remains closed and many businesses are towing beach-goers parking on private property; county parking lots are open. Cape Canaveral beaches are open for walking, jogging, biking, fishing, surfing and swimming are permitted.
Indian River Beach County: Beaches open includes Vero Beach, Golden Sands, Wabasso Beach, Tracking Station Beach, Round Island Beach and Indian River Shores — fully opened as of May 5, reports, TC Palm. The beached opened with limited uses on April 28 from sunrise to Sunset, Florida Today reports. Previously, officials announced beaches in the county and Vero Beach were closed starting March 23.
Volusia County: Beaches open as of April 25 all beaches in the county, including the popular spring break destination of Daytona Beach, are now available to use. Beginning on May 2, the all beaches will fully open, with social distancing enforced. Originally, the beaches were closed to all activity including pedestrians walking, but county officials on Saturday loosened restrictions to allow walking, jogging, biking, fishing, surfing and swimming. Now sitting and sunbathing are allowed. Social distancing will still be encouraged.
Duval County: Beaches open with All restrictions on beach use formally lifted in the county as of May 6, according to The Florida Times-Union. Mayor Lenny Curry ordered all beaches closed indefinitely starting on March 20, according to the Jacksonville Daily Record. Beaches began to reopen on April 18 with social distancing enforced. Activities were limited to walking, biking, hiking, fishing, running, swimming, taking care of pets and surfing. Beaches opened for limited times starting May 4, The Florida Times-Union reports.
Flagler County: Beaches open on April 21 they will open all beaches for physical and mental health activities. As of April 29, all restrictions of activities on the beach were lifted, but social distancing recommendations remain in effect.
Nassau County: Beaches opened beaches on May 1 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. according, to Action News Jax.
St. Johns County: Beaches fully reopened on May 4, according to The St. Augustine Record.
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Enjoy Hollywood, Florida's beaches, hotels, resorts, unique shopping and restaurants, whether you're local or visiting from near or far. Year-round activities on the wide Broadwalk, historic Downtown and unique ArtsPark at Young Circle offer value, family fun and exciting nightlife with options for any budget or taste. Convenient trolley service, from Hollywood Beach to Downtown makes it easy to get out and experience it all. Hollywood Florida Website
Broward County Parks are bird sanctuaries and recreational facilities with many nature centers and natural areas. We invite you to participate year-round in such programs as nature hikes, natural areas tours, educational classes, environmental workdays, and other special events. There's something for everyone in the community, from children to adults and senior citizens. NatureNews@broward.org
Broward County Parks are dog friendly.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed to visit all Broward County Parks EXCEPT Hollywood North Beach Park (beachside) and all of the nature centers and natural areas. If you plan to visit a city park with your pet, check the rules of the city, as most municipalities do not allow pets in their parks. For more information, please E-mail: ParksMarketing@Broward.org
Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area
A long-established recreational activity in the area, hunters were instrumental in protecting this corner of remote, wild Florida. Hunting activities continue today and include seasons for archery, muzzle loading and general gun. Typical game species are white-tailed deer, turkey and hogs. Alligator hunting is not allowed within the preserve. Hunting within the preserve is managed cooperatively between the National Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Up-to-date hunting regulations Big Cypress Wildlife Management Area National Park Service Big Cypress Hunting trip planning
Off-Road Vehicle recreation within the preserve is permitted. Nearly impossible to reach by foot, generations explored remote areas of the preserve by homemade airboats or swamp buggies. Today, people enjoy this traditional activity along an extensive trail system by obtaining permits for a variety of allowed vehicles. Big CypressAh-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum As an educational tool for both tribal members and the non-Seminole community, the Seminole Tribe has opened a full-scale museum on the Big Cypress Reservation. Billie Swamp Safari Take a ride on a "swamp buggy", see native and exotic animals from around the world, sleep in a Seminole chickee, listen to Indian folklore around the campfire, or skim across a grass-and-water world in an airboat. If you're ready for a break from the plastic world of tourist attractions, try a day or night in Native Florida. Big Cypress RV Resort Nestled in the beautiful Florida Everglades, Big Cypress Campground is conveniently located just an hour's drive from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or Naples.
Oasis Visitor Center and General Preserve Information (239) 695-1201
Administrative Offices (239) 695-2000 Fax (239) 695-3901
Some of the best
bass fishing anywhere!
Features a full service marina, campground, airboat rides, boat rental, bait & tackle, campstore and even a zoo with nature shows for the whole family. Just head west on Griffin Rd.