FOUNDERS PARK TO OPEN SOME FACILITIES TO THE PUBLIC, LIMITED HOURS. PLANTATION YACHT HARBOR MARINA REMAINS CLOSED.

Update September 28, 2017:

Founder Park to reopen limited facilities during limited hours 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday Evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. beginning October 4, 2017

The following facilities at Founders Prk will be open to the public for recreation for limited hours:

Ron Levy Aquatic Center (fees apply)
Fitness Park & Pickleball Court
Tennis Courts
Basketball Court

Parking is allowed only in the gravel areas aroud the aquatic center, fitness park, basketball court, tennis courts and marina trailer parking lot.

All other areas of Founders Park remain closed until further notice.

Questions? Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at ifp@islamorada.fl.us or 305-853-1685.


Previous Release from September 18, 2017:

FOUNDERS PARK AND PLANTATION YACHT HARBOR MARINA ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Founders Park (MM 87 bayside in Islamorada) is being utilized for Florida Keys Electric Cooperative repair crews and as a staging site for vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma being picked up from neighborhoods and properties in the Village. It is not safe to use any Founders Park facilities and the park is completely closed to the public.

Given the time it will take to collect, grind and remove the massive amount of debris from neighborhoods and properties throughout the Village, it is anticipated that reopening of Founders Park will not occur until December 2017. The pool will be covered to protect it from the effects of the debris grinding.

All events scheduled to be held at Founders Park will be cancelled or relocated to a different venue.

The Plantation Yacht Harbor Marina, including the boat ramp and fuel dock, will also be closed for public use during the time Founders Park is closed. Long-term Marina residents may continue to reside at the marina, but no new reservations will be made.

The Village Council and Village staff are aware of the importance of Founders Park to the community and will strive to resume operations as quickly as possible.