City of Homestead announces additional parks have reopened Miami’s Community News

Additional City of Homestead Parks reopened on Monday, Oct. 5, as the city and all Miami-Dade County continues to move towards a “new normal” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

City officials also are reminding residents that the use of facial coverings while in public is still required.

The following parks will be open only from 7 am to 8 pm (or sunset) for passive use only such as walking, jogging, biking, or rollerblading. Sports lighting can operate until 10 pm

The use of facial coverings is required at all times and pick-up games and non-organized sports only may take place with the use of facial coverings. Open space picnics of less than 10 people are allowed with a minimum of 10 feet of social distance between groups.

Homestead Parks & Recreation Staff will be on site to enforce social distancing protocols within the park and prevent any unauthorized uses.

Blakey Park, 600 SW 14 Ave., Homestead, FL 33030
• The track will be open for use in one direction only.
• The restrooms will be open from 7 am to noon and 4 to 8 pm/sunset on weekdays and 7 am to 8 pm/sunset on weekends.
• The playground and fitness equipment will remain closed.
Audubon Park, S. Audubon Drive, Homestead, FL 33035
• The walking path will be open for walking, jogging, or biking.
• The tennis court will be open for one-on-one and double-play, with a one-hour time limit for users.
• Playground will remain closed.
Mayor Roscoe Warren Municipal Park, 1400 E. Palm Dr., Homestead, FL 33035
• The walking path will be open for use in one direction only.
• Dog parks will be open to a maximum of 10 people.
• The restroom near the dog park will be open from 7 am to noon and 4 to 8 pm/sunset on weekdays and 7 am to 8 pm/sunset on weekends.
• The remaining restrooms and playground will be locked.
• The fitness equipment will remain closed.
• Parking will be limited.
James Archer Smith Park, 300 NW 12 St., Homestead, FL 33030
• The walking path will be open for use in one direction only.
• Dog parks will be open to a maximum of 10 people.
• The restrooms will be open from 7 am to noon and 4 to 8 pm/sunset on weekdays and 7 am-8 pm/sunset on weekends.
• The playground will remain locked.
• The fitness equipment will remain closed.
Wittkop Park, 505 NW 9 St., Homestead, FL 33030
• The walking path will be open for use in one direction only.
• The racquetball court will be open for one-on-one and double-play, with a one-hour time limit for users.
• The restrooms are open from 7 a.n., to noon and 4 to 8 p.m./sunset on weekdays and 7 am-8 p.m./sunset on weekends.
• The playground will remain locked.
Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030
• The walking path will be open for use in one direction only.
Homestead Sports Complex, 1061 SE 28 Ave., Homestead, FL 33035
• The green “parking lot” fields will be open for walking, jogging, rollerblading, and cycling.
• Restrooms will be open during organized sports.
Roby George Park and Pool, 201 SW 11 Ave., Homestead, FL 33030
• The pool will be open at 50 percent capacity.
• Pool Hours shall be from 4 to 7 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 6 pm on weekends.
• The playground will remain closed.
Angelo Mistretta Park, 133 NE Ninth Ct., Homestead, FL 33030
• The Playground will remain closed.
JD Redd Park, 550 N. Homestead Blvd., Homestead, FL 33030
• The tennis court will be open for one-on-one and double-play, with a one-hour time limit for users.
William F. Bill Dickinson Community Center 1601 N. Krome Ave., Homestead, FL 33030
• The facility will be open only for gym use and members activities Monday through Friday 6:30 am-8 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 4 pm
• Facial coverings are required by members at all times.
• Capacity is limited; Therefore, users must check in at the front desk in order to be placed on the waiting list.
• Use of the gym is limited to one hour daily.

For additional information on COVID-19 in Homestead, visit www.cityofhomestead.com/coronavirus. In addition, residents can call the city’s Coronavirus Hotline, 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, at 305-224-4438 or send questions via email to [email protected]

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