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Islamorada, Village of Islands, Founders Park
January 2021 Programs and Activities at Founders Park

Pool & Office Holiday Hours:

January 1, 2021 10:00am – 6:00pm

“Friday Night Lights” Pickleball Round Robin:
Friday, January 15th, 5:30-7pm at the Pickleball Complex. Come play and compete, round-robin style, in a fun, social setting! All levels welcome, $15 per person. Refreshments and prizes! Limited to 20 players. Pay at the Park Office to reserve your spot. Contact Susie Jannach at 954-290-7502 or Lily Pardinas at 305-761-8035 or click Here for more information.

Nature Walks:
The goal of this series is to increase knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park by sharing with the community through Nature Walks; also promoting responsible stewardship of our natural resources. These walks involve a brief discussion on the history of the Upper Keys, as well as plant, butterfly, and bird traits. Nature Walks are offered January 12th and 16th from 8:30am-10:00am. Click Here to view schedule. Facial covering required. Pre-registration required, call or stop into the Park Office to reserve your spot in class!

Bird ID Classes:
Enjoy a leisurely walk in the park and bird watching with Bob Showler! Class will begin with a short introduction on birds of the Islamorada area, followed by identification and discussing traits and habits of the birds that are observed. Classes are offered January 7th and 21st from 8:00am-9:30am. Click Here to view schedule. Facial covering required. Pre-registration is required - call or stop into the Park Office to reserve your spot in class!

Plantation Key Fitness Program:
Get your fitness on with Instructor Heather Head! Classes include Beach Zumba, Beach Yoga, Beach Body Blast, Gentle Beach Yoga, Chair Yoga Dance, and NEW! Intro to SUP Yoga! Visit the Park Office or click Here for the full schedule of classes! Contact Heather Head at 305-304-6880 for more information.

Learn the basics of stand-up paddleboard yoga in this fun, beginner level class. Prepare to get wet! Students must sign up in advance - limited space in class! Equipment required: Paddle board, Paddle, life vest, small anchor, or sand-filled milk jug. Class price: $10 if you bring your own equipment, $20 if you use ours.

But wait, there’s more!

AquaFit Water Aerobics:
Join Certified Aqua Fitness Instructors Ken Schryver and Paula Friedman for a fun filled class that includes Cardio, Strength Training, Stretching, Balance & Equilibrium, Increased Stamina, Muscular Endurance, and Improved Range of Motion. Classes are offered Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9:30am-10:30am. 25 participants maximum due to social distancing requirements. First come, first “splashed! Contact Instructor Ken Schryver at 305-942-8005 or Paula Friedman at 773-860-8384 or click Here for more information.

Swim Lessons:
Private lessons available by appointment only. Contact Instructor Colleen Hammon at 305-393-2513 or click Here for more information.

Synchro Sirens Synchronized Swim Club:
A multidisciplinary program that is designed to help young athletes develop into competing synchronized swimmers. Practices are held at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm, and Saturdays from 10:00am-11:30am. Contact Coach Isla Crawford at 856-473-4752 or click Here for more information.

Springboard Diving Lessons:
Students develop strength, flexibility, and confidence, while learning how to dive from springboards in safe progressions and a fun environment! Lessons are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5pm, and Saturdays 9am-11am. Contact Coach Kelly Kater at 215-622-6841 or click Here for more information.

Masters Adult Swim Club:
Open to ages 18-80+, from beginners who want to increase their health and fitness levels, to triathletes and competitive swimmers in both pool and open water! Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:00am and 7:30am. Contact Coach Jon Olsen at 305-393-5855 or click Here for more information.

Florida Keys Swim Club:
Our Youth Competitive Swim Program! Practices are held Wednesdays and Fridays from 4pm-7pm. Contact Coach Jon Olsen 305-393-5855 or Abbie Kelley at 305-522-1120 or click Here for more information.

Tiki Tennis Program:
From beginners to advanced players, Tiki Tennis offers private lessons, clinics, bootcamps and Pickleball clinics & leagues! Contact Tennis Pros Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 or Greg Pearson 517-285-5693 or click Here for more information.

Notice: All Programs resume with caution and in accordance with all CDC/State Health Department Guidelines. For patron and staff safety, there will be limited space in all programs and classes. Social distancing is required while in the park and at the facilities. Facial coverings required at the Aquatic Facility and other outdoor areas when social distancing cannot be maintained.

For more information contact the Park Office at 305-853-1685 email or visit


These programs are open to the public. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all persons who are disabled and who need special accommodations to participate in these programs because of that disability should contact the ADA Coordinator at or 305-664-6448 at least 48 hours before the scheduled event.