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Posted on: May 8, 2020

City Reopens Founders Park South, Closes Waterways Park, and Updates Rules

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Waterways Park closes on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., and Founders Park South reopens on Monday, May 11, 2020 for Aventura residents only. Updated hours of operations and restrictions are in effect.

The City of Aventura closes Waterways Park on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and adds Founders Park South to its set of open select parks (Founders Park and Veterans Park) with a reopening on Monday, May 11, 2020 for Aventura residents only. At this time, Peace Park and Waterways Dog Park remain closed.

The City welcomes its residents with proper identification to enjoy the reopened parks for passive use only such as walking and/or jogging while adhering to specific guidelines and restrictions. At this time, the parks are not open to non-Aventura residents.


Parks will operate on a restricted schedule. 

  • Founders Park, Founders Park South and Veterans Park are open daily, except on Tuesdays. These parks are closed on Tuesdays.
  • The hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • To accommodate the City’s most vulnerable residents, Founders Park is open to senior citizens starting at 8:00 a.m., and parking is available for senior citizens from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Founders Park only.
  • No parking is allowed at any of the parks at any time.

Parks amenities and features are restricted or closed.

  • The tennis courts at Founders Park are open to Aventura residents only for single-use or two-players per court. Please visit the City’s Online Registration System (ORS) at cityofaventura.com/ors to complete tennis court reservations starting at noon the day before.
  • Restrooms are open for individual or family use at a time, and a face covering is required.
  • The walkways and exercise trail are one direction.
  • The open field space is available for individual or family sports skill practice such as dribbling a soccer ball or throwing a ball.
  • All playgrounds, exercise equipment, drinking fountains, recreation buildings, picnic shelters, bike racks, and the Founders Park SplashPad will remain closed or inaccessible.


Residents are expected to follow these temporary rules while enjoying the parks.

  • All residents are required to enter the parks as directed.  Foot traffic is welcome. Bicycles and skates are not permitted.
  • All residents are required to wear a face cover upon entering the parks and when using the restroom. Children under the age of 2 are exempt.
  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged during the duration of the visit.
  • All residents are required to have their temperature checked at the entrance.
  • All residents must maintain social distancing in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Florida Department of Health (FDOH) guidelines.
  • Groups of 10 or more residents will not be permitted at any time while visiting the parks.
  • Residents requiring special accommodations will need to contact the Community Services Department 48 hours in advance at 305-466-3883.

The park scheduled to reopen is located at:

Founders Park South, 3105 NE 190 Street


The parks currently open are located at:

Founders Park, 3105 NE 190 Street

Veterans Park, 18375 NE 31 Avenue


Please be advised that the operational changes and time periods described herein are subject to change at any time due to the evolving situation, and remember to please be patient. This is only temporary.

For more information, contact Community Services Department at parksrec@cityofaventura.com. 

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