Welcome to FOUNDERS PARK
Founders Park Hours:
Sunrise to Sunset
Ron Levy Aquatic Center and Park Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
A reminder to all visitors:
Founders Park is a family-friendly establishment.
Alcohol is STRICTLY prohibited.
Dogs are NOT permitted on Beach or in Picnic Areas.
No loud music.
Seeking input! Adult Swim Program Evaluation (short - 3 minute) Survey
NOW HIRING! Full Time Opening available - Click here to apply!
Social distancing and facial coverings are strongly encouraged (not required).
Programming resumes with caution and according to all CDC / State Health Department Guidelines
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 programs 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
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.
Olympic Size Swimming 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 Play Environment:
A unique zero depth safe water playground.
Fun entertainment for children!
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. Must use grills provided in the picnic area.
A reminder to all visitors: Founders Park is a family-friendly establishment. Alcohol is STRICTLY prohibited.
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.
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!
Five lighted hard courts. Tennis pro on staff and pro shop. First come, first served! Equipment available at the Park Office. Tiki Tennis Programs
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: Shaded area featuring various cardio and resistance-based exercise machines.
Founders Park Fitness Trail and Fitness Park Flyer PDF
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!
Golf Driving Cage:
Large netted area to practice your driving skills. Bring your own clubs and tees. Golf balls available at the Park Office.
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 9:00 p.m.
We also have two Multi-Use courts located on the Basketball Court. Designated Pickleball hours for the Multi-Use courts are sunrise to 12p.m. Paddles and balls are available at the Park Office. First come, first served. Click HERE for more info!
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