Beaches & Parks

Beach Closed sign at Higgs Beach, April 6th, 2020

(Photo by Rahn Clayton)

Monroe County

  • At the request of the City of Key West, Monroe County has closed Higgs Beach and the tennis/pickleball courts at the beach located between Reynolds and White Street. 
  • Reynolds Street Pier at Higgs Beach will continue to close at 6 p.m. nightly. The fitness trail, playgrounds and dog park are open. 
  • Practice social distancing by limiting gatherings to no more than 10 people and maintaining a separation of at least 6 feet from others. Monroe County officials stress that if federal and state directives are not followed, other closures can happen.
  • Unless directed by the state or CDC, the County will continue to keep its other county-owned parks and beaches open. County officials see it as a space where residents can practice social distancing that is productive for mental and physical health. 
  • Law enforcement is doing regular patrolling of all areas. 
  • County-owned playgrounds are being sanitized twice daily until further notice.

City of Key West

  • All city-owned parks and beaches are closed.

City of Marathon

  • All city-owned parks and beaches are closed.

Villages of Islamorada

All city-owned parks and beaches are closed to the public with the exception of open spaces at Founders Park.

  • The Founders Park Aquatic Center, dog park, tennis courts, and pickleball courts are closed.
  • Founders Park fields and walking trails and may be used by individuals and small groups if they are all members of the same household. Please observe social distancing guidelines. 
  • The area known as the Fills from MM 77.5 to 79.8 are closed until further notice.

State Parks

All state parks are closed in the Florida Keys to the public: Bahia Honda State Park, Curry Hammock State Park, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Long Key State Park. Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Indian Key State Historic Park, and Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park are also closed.