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Posted on: April 27, 2020

Spanish River Dog Beach Opening Friday, June 5

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

***NOTICE*** All services at the Downtown Library (curbside pick-up and book drop) will be suspended on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 9am - Sunday, June 7 at 9am.

UPDATE: June 3, 2020

As part of phased re-openings for City of Boca Raton parks and recreational facilities, the Spanish River Dog Beach will be opening on Friday, June 5, 2020 with the following hours:

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7am - 9am & 5pm - sunset

The Spanish River Dog Beach, also known as Bark Beach, is located at 3001 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton, FL 33487 (Between Towers 18 & 20). Get updates on City beaches here.

Other Recreation changes include:

  • Beach Permits & Spanish River Dog Beach Permits can now be purchases at the Boca Raton Community Center Monday-Saturday, 9am - 4pm. No appointment is needed.
    • For beach permit information, patrons can visit Beach Permits to view eligibility requirements.
    • Curbside processing and pick-up will take place from the west entrance of the Boca Raton Community Center. The Community Center building remains closed to the public.
    • For the health and safety of City staff and customers, all individuals must wear a face covering while speaking with City staff.
    • Credit cards will be accepted only. Cash payments will not be accepted.
    • Customers will place all required documents on a clipboard.
    • Staff will process the permit, place the documents, the permit and the receipt on the clipboard and give to the customer.
    • The clipboard/pen will be wiped down with a disinfectant between customers.
  • Summer hours begin Wednesday, June 3, 2020 for Aquatic Centers.
    • Swim Center
      • Monday - Sunday: 7:30am - 5pm (No hot tub, splash pad or playground)
    • Meadows Park Pool
      • Monday - Saturday: 8am - 6:45pm
      • Sunday: 12pm - 6:45pm
  • Expanded hours at The Racquet Center (561-367-7095) include the following times:
    • Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 1pm
  • In City Parks:
    • Playgrounds closed
    • Restrooms in most parks opened 5/26
    • Athletic fields are open for individual and family play. No group play or team sports. Open green space available for play; no groups, organized play or shared equipment. Sports team use of sports fields cancelled until further notice (fields only available for individual/small family open play); tournaments cancelled until further notice.

*Other parks not listed on the table below remain closed. * Group exercising, sports and fitness classes in parks are prohibited.

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 ParkCLOSED;
Opens on 6/5

Bark Beach opens on Friday, June 5, 2020 - Fri, Sat, Sun: 7am - 9am & 5pm - sunset
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.
Boca Raton Tennis CenterSpeciality Use Park
OPEN
Mon. – Thurs. 8am - 8pm
Fri. – Sun.
8am - Noon

Singles, Doubles, Private Lessons (1:1) 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 ParkOPEN8am - SunsetSidewalks and walking areas open only. No use of athletic fields, restrooms, playground or picnic areas.
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 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 ParkOPEN8am - Sunset

Park sidewalks, walking areas and tennis courts for singles and doubles play are open (No spectators will be allowed at this time). No use of playgrounds or picnic areas. 
Meadows Park PoolSpecialty Use Park
OPEN
11am - 5pm
(Starting 6/3:
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 ParkOPEN8am - SunsetWalking trails and basketball court. Athletics fields open for family or small group play.
Patch Reef Park Tennis CenterSpeciality Use Park
OPEN
Mon. – Thurs. 8am - 8pm
Fri. – Sun.
8am - Noon
Singles, Doubles, Private Lessons (1:1) 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 - Sunset

Sidewalks, walking areas, tennis courts for singles and doubles play (No spectators will be allowed at this time) and basketball court for open play. Athletics fields open for family or small group play. No use of exercise equipment, restrooms or playground.

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.
Swim CenterSpecialty Use ParkOPEN9am-3pm
(Starting 6/3
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
Singles, Doubles, Private Lessons (1:1) 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. - Fri. 5pm - 8pm
Sat. 1pm - 8pm
Sun. 1pm - 6pm
Skate Park opens Tuesday, May 19, 2020. CDC guidelines are to be followed.
Shuffleboard Courts remain CLOSED.
University WoodlandsCommunity ParkOPEN8am - Sunset

Sidewalks, walking areas, tennis courts for singles and doubles play (No spectators will be allowed at this time) and basketball court for open play. Athletics fields open for family or small group play. No use of picnic areas, restrooms or playground.

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.


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