Parks & Leisure Services

Public Notice - Basketball Courts Opening


City Update: Basketball Courts Opening.

Effective Thursday, February 18thBasketball Courts will open.

  • Gatherings are limited to no more than 10 people.
  • Please physical distance whenever possible.
  • Use of hand sanitizer is encouraged before and after use.
  • Use basketball court at your discretion and please be responsible.

City Update: Playgrounds and Exercise Equipment Opening.

Effective Monday, January 18th, Playgrounds and Exercise Equipment will open.

  • Playgrounds and exercise equipment are cleaned periodically.
  • Use of hand sanitizer is encouraged before and after use.
  • Please physical distance.
  • Use playgrounds and exercise equipment at your discretion and please be responsible. 

STAGE III: Tennis/Pickleball/Parks Currently Open/Athletic Leagues/Field Rentals Reopen

Dillon Tennis Center

Beginning Monday, October 5th, the below will be in effect.

  • Return to normal hours
  • Allow non-members
  • Allow league play

Pickleball at Wimberly Field

  • Return to normal hours

Passive Parks (includes pickleball/tennis courts)

  • Parks currently open return to normal operating hours
  • Green space can be utilized for recreational use, no organized activities or groups larger than 10 people
  • Open space at Carter Woodson Park and Greenleaf Park reopens for recreational use as stated above
  • Volleyball court at Royal Palm Park reopens
  • All other amenities and parks that are currently closed and will remain closed

Athletic Leagues and Field Rentals

  • Return to athletic programming/leagues
  • Allow field rentals

Bark Park

Effective Saturday, September 26th, Bark Park will reopen with normal operating hours. 
Please see below guidelines:

  • Do not enter Bark Park if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Face masks required at all times. 
  • Follow CDC guidelines and social/physical distancing of six feet.
  • Noncompliance is enforceable. Violators of park rules are subject to removal.
  • The park will be shut down if rules are not followed.
  • Park Hours:
  • Every day: 7:30 a.m. – Sunset.
  • Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – Sunset.

Dogs will also be allowed on leash at Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 North Dixie Highway.

Effective Tuesday, June 2nd, Tennis and Pickleball will begin allowing doubles play at all locations; Dillon Tennis Center, passive parks and Pickleball at Wimberly Fields. All current rules guidelines, and hours remain in effect.

STAGE II: Tennis/Pickleball/Racquetball/Bocce Reopening

Dillon Tennis Center, Pickleball at Wimberly Fields and Tennis/Pickleball/Racquetball/Bocce at Royal Palm Park and Greenleaf Park are opening. All tennis courts will open on Monday, May 18th.  Pickleball at Wimberly Fields will resume regular playing days beginning Wednesday, May 20th.  A list of the new guidelines are below.

Dillon Tennis Center

  • Open to members only
  • No new memberships, renewals only
  • One-hour restriction of play time per day
  • Members must wait in vehicle until reservation time (do not arrive early to gather/socialize).
  • No leagues or clinics
  • Restrooms will remain locked
  • Water fountains will remain disabled -- please remember to bring your own water
  • Reservation will be posted on office door
  • Follow CDC personal hygiene guidelines and protective measures including face masks and social/physical distancing of six feet
  • Modified hours:
    Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday/Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Pickleball/Passive Tennis/Racquetball/Bocce Courts

  • Restrooms will remained locked
  • Water fountains will remain disabled -- please remember to bring your own water
  • No congregating while waiting for court(s) to become available
  • Follow CDC personal hygiene guidelines and protective measures including face masks and social/physical distancing of six feet
  • Tennis/Pickleball/Racquetball/Bocce Courts at Royal Palm Park and Greenleaf Park:
    Open 7 days a week: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (modified hours)
  • Pickleball at Wimberly Fields:
    Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (modified hours)
    Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Other than Phase I, all other amenities remain closed at this time until further notice.


Oakland Park is opening selected parks for passive use; walking/jogging, biking and personal boat/kayak launching.  This phase only permits this type of passive use on our pathways with one-way directions, all other activities are prohibited.  We are focusing solely on physical fitness and mental health, all while practicing social/physical distancing. Below is a comprehensive list of the parks that will open on April 30th, on a modified schedule with hours of 7:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.


Please adhere to the following rules while using our parks for passive use only:

  • Park is open for passive use only.  All other activities are prohibited.
  • Do not enter park if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Follow CDC personal hygiene guidelines and protective measures including face masks and social/physical distancing of six feet.
  • Adhere to one-way directional signs and stay on pathways.
  • All other amenities remain closed.

The following parks will open:

  • Art Park, 1110 NE 34th Ct.
  • 39th Street Greenway, 2500 NW 39th St.
  • Cherry Creek Park, 1701 E. Oakland Park Blvd.
  • J. Dewey Hawkins Landing, 2960 NE 12th Terr.
  • Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Hwy. (no dogs permitted during this phase)
  • Lakeside Sand Pine Preserve, 2820 NW 27th Ave. (closes 3:00 p.m., normal hours)
  • North Andrews Gardens Volunteer Park, 518 NW 48th Ct.
  • North Andrews Gardens Neighborhood Park (path only), 500 NW 56th St.
  • Richard E. Giusti Heart Par Cours, 600 NE 38th St.
  • Royal Palm Park, 1701 NW 38th St.
  • Stunson Nature Trail, 1701 NW 38th St.
  • Veterans Park (path only), 3805 NW 21st Ave.

The following parks will remain closed due to limited space to practice physical distancing and/or amenities remaining closed:

  • Dillon Tennis Center, 4091 NE 5th Ave.
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson Park, 3490 NE 3rd Ave.
  • Greenleaf Park, 1246 NE 37th St.
  • Lloyd Estates Park, 3420 NW 5th Ave.
  • Oakland Park Bark Park, 971 NW 38th St.
  • Stevens Field, 3881 NE 6th Ave.
  • Wimberly Athletic Field, 4000 NE 3rd Ave.

The following amenities/activities remain closed:

  • All organized athletic leagues, games, practices, and tournaments, recreation programs, childcare, events and facility rentals are suspended until further notice.
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Racquetball courts
  • Bocce courts
  • Community centers
  • Oakland Park Bark Park
  • Restrooms
  • Water Fountains
  • Grills
  • Outdoor fitness equipment areas
  • Playgrounds and play areas
  • Pavilions and picnic shelters
  • Athletic fields
During this time of social distancing Oakland Park - Parks and Leisure Services staff has gone into creative mode to produce a variety of activities for kids of all ages! We're creating and sharing daily activities parents can do at home with their kids. Our purpose is to keep your minds and bodies healthy and active!  

Please, check out our Home Activities for the Family page for daily activities.


To provide quality recreation programs, a well-maintained parks system, and library enrichment that is responsive to the leisure, learning, and business needs of a diverse community.Jaco Pastorius Park