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Posted on: May 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Passive Park Emergency Order

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Mayor Frank C. Ortis signed an Emergency Order opening certain passive parks in the city with restrictions on Monday, May 11, 2020.  Please read the Order in its entirety here.  This phased reopening of parks focuses solely on the physical fitness of our residents, their mental health and the safe practice of physical distancing. The selected parks for passive use only are open during the operating hours of 8 am to 6 pm seven days a week.  Residents are encouraged to use these parks in short-use intervals for one to two hours to walk, hike, bike, job, rollerblade and enjoy nature. All visitors must bring face coverings to wear if they come within a six-foot distance of another person. Gatherings of 10 or less members of the same household will be permitted.  No rest room facilities will be open. The Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center will be open but only for single player games.  No instruction is permitted, and no other tennis facilities will be open. The Pembroke Lakes Golf Course is open with restrictions in place on golf cart usage and course amenities such as rakes, water stations and beverage cart sales.

Walking and nature paths will be one way where possible and signage shows that visitors are required to keep six feet apart when passing one another. Where available, vehicle parking will be regulated to adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines.  Our Pembroke Pines Police Department will help patrol jurisdictions they oversee, and park staff will patrol parks and check for compliance. Picnics, playgrounds, basketball, racquetball, batting cages, volleyball, stationary workout equipment are not permitted or open. The passive parks now open: Cinnamon Place Park, Jack McCluskey Rainbow Park, Linear Park, the Pembroke Lakes Tennis Center, the Pembroke Lakes Golf Course, Rose Price Park, and Silver Lakes South Park. 

Park offices are NOT open, but residents can call park offices with any questions or concerns. Please continue to be aware of changes regarding openings and closings in the City, as well as in Broward County and the state by listening to and reading local media and checking our city website and social media.  Please remember to dispose of masks and gloves properly.

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