Special Events & Activities

February Programs and Activities at Founders Park 2024

Tiki Tennis Triples Tournament: Saturday, February 3rd from 8am-12pm. $30.00 per person. A/B Division Round Robin. Best outfit award! For more information contact Tennis Pros Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 or Greg Pearson 517-285-5693

Islamorada Nature Walks and Talks: Join Keys Naturalist Susan Kolterman on Monday, February 5th at Windley Key Geological State Park MM 84 (Additional Park Entry Fee $2.50 to be paid at the park), and Tuesday, February 20th at Key Tree Cactus Preserve MM 80.5  from 8:30 - 10:30am. $8.00 per person. Enjoy a walk in one of Islamorada’s Nature Parks and talk about the flora and fauna of the Florida Keys, as well as butterfly and bird traits! 

Birding In Islamorada: Saturday, February 3rd at Anne’s Beach MM 73 and Saturday, February 17th at Key Tree Cactus Preserve MM 80.5 from 8:00-9:30am. $8.00 per person. Bird ID with Rachel DiPietro, Naturalist and Bird Expert. Walk, watch, and learn about birds in the Islamorada area! 

Wild Coffee Nature Lecture Series: Wednesday, February 14th from 8:30 to 10:00am located at the Founders Park Community Center. $10.00 per person. Enjoy a nature lecture with Florida Keys Naturalist Susan Kolterman on Flora and Fauna, Birds, Butterflies and Gardening in the Florida Keys! Coffee and refreshments provided. Topic: Seeing Red - Observing Red in Nature for Valentine’s Day!

Pre-registration required for Nature Walks, Wild Coffee and Birding Classes. Call or stop into the Park Office to reserve your spot in classes! 

Big Red Bus Blood Drive: Thursday, February 8th 9:00am-2:00pm at Founders Park. Includes wellness checkup and free gifts!

Beats on the Bay Music Series: Friday, February 16th from 6:30-9:30pm. Kendell Marvel: Outlaw Country. Food, Beer and Wine available. Come enjoy music under the stars! Free Admission. $10.00 parking fee. Visit keysice.com for more details.

Pops in the Park - Where the Wild Things Are: Saturday, February 17th from 4:00-5:00pm. Bring your doggie for special treats and activities. Animal-themed music & puppy adoptions. Brought to you by the Keys Community Concert Band. Free Admission. Bring a chair or blanket. Contact 305-451-4530 for more information

Let’s Glow! Pickleball Party Teen Event: Friday, February 23rd from 6:30-9:00pm. For teens in grades 9-12 (only). Pickleball, Music, Glow-Games, & Social! Limited space 30 participants max. Must pre-register at the Park Office. Call 305-853-1685 for more details. 

Gigantic Nautical Market: Nautical items and food! Saturday, February 24th from 8am – 4pm and Sunday, February 25th from 8am-3pm. Fundraiser for the Upper Keys Rotary Club, proceeds benefit scholarships for local students. Visit https://rotarynauticalmarket.com/for more information.

Now Hiring! Looking for qualified candidates to join the team at Founders Park! 

Full-time employment opportunity with Great benefits! 

*Lifeguard Level 2

*Recreation Coordinator 

Now seeking Summer Camp Staff! 

Contact Anne Onsgard at 305-853-1685 for more information.

CLICK HERE to apply for a job!

Ongoing Programs:

Swim Stronger (adults 18+) Swim Program: Suitable for triathletes, open water swimmers, competitive swimmers and lap swimmers who wish to improve their technique, cardiovascular conditioning, and endurance. All fitness levels welcome! Workouts: Monday-Wednesday & Friday 6:30-7:15a.m. & 7:15-8:45a.m. Saturdays 8:00-9:15am. Email Coach Jennifer Dutton at Keys2swimming@gmail.com for more details!

Youth Islamorada Swim Stronger (for ages 11-17): with Coach Jennifer Dutton! Private Lessons available. Contact keys2swimming@gmail.com for more information.

AquaFIt Water Aerobics: Join Certified Aqua Fitness Instructors Ken, Paula and Jeri 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. 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. Practices held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday dependent on skill level. 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! Sessions held Monday & Thursday 3:30-5pm, Saturday 9:30-11am. Contact Coach Kelly Owens at 215-622-6841 for more information.

Florida Keys Swim Club: Our Youth Competitive Swim Program! Practices are held Monday - Friday dependent on skill level. Contact Coach Jon Olsen 305-393-5855 or Abbie Kelley at 305-522-1120 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.

Pickleball Programs: Pickleball clinics and lessons available. Must sign up on TeamReach App. Group Code: FoundersPickleProg. Contact Pickleball Pro: Susie Jannach 954-290-7502 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.

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

email ifp@islamorada.fl.us

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