FOUNDERS PARK

Welcome to FOUNDERS PARK

Founders Park Hours:

Sunrise to Sunset

Park Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm

 Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm


Ron Levy Aquatic Center Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Park Office / Pool Building Phone: 305-853-1685

Founders Park and Pool Thanksgiving Holiday Hours: 
Wednesday, November 25th - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 26th (Thanksgiving) - CLOSED
Re-open Friday, November 27th at 8:00am 

NOTICE:

Park users must practice social distancing and wear facial coverings outdoors when social distancing (6 feet) cannot be maintained. 

Facial Coverings required at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center while not actively engaged in pool activities. 

Limited programming resumes with caution and according to all CDC / State Health Department Guidelines: Swim Clubs, Springboard Dive Lessons, Tennis Programs, Field Sports Team Practices, Water Aerobics, Fitness and Nature Programs. All other programs will be evaluated for subsequent Re-opening Phases.


Effective Monday, October 12th:  The Ron Levy Aquatic Center will be open for ALL swim activities during open swim hours. Please see our Weekly Pool Schedule for more details.


To our valued Members: All Memberships that occured during COVID-19 closures will be re-activated and extended. Please visit the Pool Office or contact IFP@Islamorada.fl.us for more information.



The Department’s function is to enhance the quality of life for residents by providing safe and attractive parks, recreation areas and activities. There are six Village parks and recreation properties: Founders Park, Library Park Beach, Anne’s Beach, Plantation Tropical Preserve, Green Turtle Hammock Nature Preserve, Plantation Hammocks Preserve, and Southwinds Park. The 45 acre Islamorada Founders Park is the center of the Village’s park system, offering sports programs, recreational Founders Park Pacific Lighthouseprograms and facilities, sports coaching and training and facilities for aquatics, golf, soccer, baseball, tennis, volleyball, swimming, and basketball. The department also provides children’s recreational camps and supervises, organizes, and supports large charitable public special events such as: Friends of the Pool Aquatic Ball, Bougainvillea Ball, July 4th Celebration & Fireworks, Florida Keys Youth and Masters Swim Meets, Special Olympics Swim Meet, Islamorada Chamber of Commerce Holiday Festival and Island Fest, Upper Keys Rotary Nautical Flea Market, University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame & Habitat for Humanity Fishing Tournament,  Bay Jam and several Islamorada Community Entertainment amphitheater events, as well as a wide range of numerous smaller special events.



Islamorada Founders Park

Admission:

Village Residents receive FREE admission to the Park and visitors are treated like locals! To see Park entry pass requirements and policies for Village Residents click here. To see Visitor admission information click here.

Non-Resident Park Entry Fees (Now accepting Credit Cards)*
Adults (18-64) $8.00          Youth/Senior (3-17) $5.00

Pool Fees apply to all persons entering the Ron Levy Aquatic Center (pool area):
Adults (18-64) $3.00          Youth/Senior (3-17) $2.00

Non-resident park entrance fees (per person) for holiday weekends (Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, & 4th of July) are as follows:
Adult $15.00                        Youth/Senior $10.00
(normal pool fees still apply)

Active Military Personnel & Disabled Veterans and immediate family are offered FREE use of Founders Park & Pool. Must show proper Military I.D. 

*Pool fees are in addition to park fees for entrance into the aquatic center.
*A Convenience Fee of 2.75% applies to all Credit Card transactions.

Resident & Non-Resident membership options including 10-Pack Entry, 3-Month, & Annual Rates.


 Park Amenities:


Ron Levy Aquatic Center
Olympic Size Swim
ming Pool

A 50-meter by 25-yard pool with water depths from 4 to 12.5 feet, diving well with four spring boards. This is the only Olympic size pool found this far south in the United States, spacious and perfect for family fun! Swimming, diving and aquatic instructors on staff.
(see programs and classes)

 

 Splash Pad

 



Splash Pad Play Environment
:
A unique zero depth safe water playground.
Fun entertainment for children!




Founders Park Beach


Beach:

A beautifully manicured shallow water beach with a swimming area on the pristine Florida Bay. Complete with Tiki Huts, picnic tables, cooking grills, pavilion, sand volleyball court, shade trees, playgrounds for children, outdoor showers, and restroom facilities. Volleyballs available for rent at the Park Office. No glass, alcohol, or dogs permitted on the beach.

 




Picnic Areas:
Tiki Huts & Large Pavilion available to rent to Village Residents for small special events.  For more information contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 305-853-1685.      

  • Large Pavilion equipped with several tables and three cooking grills for use.
  • Large Playground Tiki Hut equipped with two tables and one grill for use.
  • Small Beach Tiki equipped with one table and one grill for use.
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Small Playground

Playgrounds:
Located on the Beach. Your child’s imagination can run wild on
the large Pirate Ship playground, plus a separate small playground area just for the lil’ mateys!


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Tennis Complex:
Five lighted hard courts. Tennis pro on staff and pro shop. First come, first served! Equipment available at the Park Office. Tiki Tennis Programs
 Tennis Courts
 Tennis Office Pro Tennis Court  




Fitness and Walking Trails: Featuring a fitness station course winding around the park for exercise or a leisurely stroll. Benches and water fountains available along the way. Park Map & Distances





Outdoor Fitness Park: NOW OPEN!New Fitness Park 2020_1
Shaded area featuring various cardio and resistance-based exercise machines.

  

Basketball Court


Basketball Court:
Single lit court available first come, first served! Equipment available for rent at the Park Office.

 

Dog Park:  A one-acre fenced park where your best friend can run free and socialize with other furry buddies. Dog Park features: benches and seating areas (for people!), doggy wash & watering station, and agility equipment.

Multi-Use Fields: Beautifully maintained fields with soccer goals and plenty of open space for ball games and recreational activity.

Baseball and Softball Fields: Featuring a full-sized hardball field with fencing and dugouts.

Fishing Jetty: A beautiful coral stone path and walkway from which to cast your lines into the bay waters. Also, a great photo location!


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Golf Driving Cage:
Large netted area to practice your driving skills.
Bring your own clubs and tees. Golf balls available at the Park Office.



Capital Bank Amphitheater

Amphitheater with Great Lawn:
A uniquely designed structure for all types of entertainment. Check out Islamorada Community Entertainment for a full listing of concerts and programs.





Now Open!
Pickleball Complex:
The sport that is sweeping the nation! We now have three lit courts available at our brand new Pickleball Complex!
Open Sunrise to Sunset.
Closest to Office Court
Closest to Parking Court
Far End Court
 

We also have two Multi-Use courts located on the Basketball Court. Designated
Pickleball hours for the Multi-Use courts are sunrise to 12pm. Paddles and balls availPickleballBballable at the Park Office. First come, first served. Click HERE for more info!








Community Center


Community Center:
Large meeting room available for local charitable organizations, Homeowner’s Associations, local Committee/Boards, and Government agencies. Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 305-853-1685 for more information to reserve the room for your meeting. Click here for additional information.




Contact Islamorada, Village of Islands, Parks & Recreation Department at 305-853-1685 or IFP@islamorada.fl.us for information and eligibility requirements for facility rentals and reservations, special events, or any organization wishing to use Founders Park.


Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department for Founders Park passes
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