Special Events and Activities

Islamorada, Village of Islands
Founders Park

January 2022
Programs and Activities at Founders Park

Pool & Office Holiday Hours: Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
Reminder: College Swim & Dive Teams are here for winter training at the Ron Levy Aquatic Center through January. Pick up a Weekly Pool Schedule in the Park Office for more information.

Islamorada Nature Walks and Talks:
January 11th and 27th from 8:30am-10:00am. Enjoy a walk in one of Islamorada’s Nature Parks and talk about the flora & fauna of the Florida Keys, as well as butterfly and bird traits! Ages 55+. Pre-registration required. Call or stop into the Park Office to reserve your spot today!
January 11th: Key Tree Cactus Preserve MM 80.5
January 27th Special Visit: Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park MM 84.9

Pickleball Programs:
Drills/Round Robin with Strategy on Tuesdays 6-7:30pm. Pickleball 101 Clinic: Stay & Play on Wednesdays 9:30-11:00am. Drills, Skills and Games on Thursdays 9:30-11:00am. Friday Night Lights Social on Friday, January 21st 6-7:30pm. New leagues! Sign up now! Must sign up for all programs through text with Lily 305-761-8035. Contact Pickleball Pro: Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 for more program details.

Family-Friendly Movie Under the Stars and Event Series Kickoff Party:
Saturday, January 8th Kickoff Party from 5:30-7pm, Movie Showtime at 7:15pm. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation and Islamorada Community Entertainment. Feature Presentation: The Croods – A New Age! Burgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Fries, Drinks, and Mini Donuts available for purchase! Bounce House, DJ and Dance Party, Kid’s Activities and More! Food Trucks: A Moveable Feast and Joey’s Mini Donuts. Free Admission, No Coolers Permitted. Contact Founders Park for more information at 305-853-1685.

NOW HIRING! Lifeguards:
Full & Part Time Opportunities! We will train you! Employment incentives! *Benefits with Full Time Positions. Now Hiring Facility Attendants too! Call Anne Onsgard at 305-853-1685 for more information.

New year, New you!
Now is the time to check out all our wonderful fitness, recreation, and educational programs you have always wanted to try – see them all on the next page!

Ongoing Programs:

AquaFit Water Aerobics:
Join Certified Aqua Fitness Instructors Ken Paula & Pat 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 9:00am-10:00am. 40 participants maximum. First come, first “splashed! Contact Instructor Ken Schryver at 305-942-8005 or Paula Friedman at 773-860-8384 for more information.

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

Synchro Sirens Synchronized Swim Club:
A multidisciplinary program that is designed to help young athletes develop into competing synchronized swimmers. Mondays and Thursdays 3:30-6pm, Saturdays 8:30-11:30am. Coach Isla Crawford at 856-473-4752 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! Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm. Contact Coach Kelly Kater at 215-622-6841 for more information.

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

Masters Adult Swim Program:
Seeking instructor! Members enjoy early pool access on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays! 6:00am and 7:30am workout times. Specialized instruction by Coach Jon Olsen! See full schedule online or in the Pool Office. Contact Anne Onsgard at 305-853-1685 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 for more information.

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 Intro to SUP yoga! Contact Heather Head at 305-304-6880 for more information.

Founders Freediving Program:
Two-day course on the fundamentals of the FII education system in an easy-to-learn course format between classroom, pool and open water setting. With a high emphasis on freedive safety training and technique development, students master the proper skills to effectively freedive up to depths of 66 feet/20 meters. Participants must be 16 years or older. Contact Certified instructor Mike Walsh at 305-394-5690 or mike@othersideboardsports.com for more information and registration.

All Programs are conducted with caution and in accordance with all CDC/State Health Department Guidelines.

For more information contact the Park Office at 305-853-1685
email ifp@islamorada.fl.us
or visit www.islamorada.fl.us

This program is 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 this program because of that disability should contact the ADA Coordinator at ADA@islamorada.fl.us or 305-664-6448 at least 48 hours before the scheduled event.