Monroe County Parks & Beaches

Leashed pets are allowed at Monroe County parks, owners are responsible to clean up after their pets. No commercial activity of any type can be conducted on any county beach or park without a lease or license from the county. All county-owned parks and beaches are no smoking, with the exception of an unfiltered cigar.

Key Largo

Friendship Park

This small 3-acre park has a playground, baseball diamond, basketball courts, and shaded structures. 

  • Location: 69 Hibiscus Drive
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Key Largo Community Park & Pool

This 14-acre park features a walking trail and a fitness course. It also has tennis, soccer, baseball, volleyball, basketball, handball, disc golf, and skateboarding. The Jacobs Aquatic Center is located on the edge of the park (admission fees apply for the pool). The County runs the park in partnership with the YMCA. 

Two Upper Keys Little League players throw a ball to each other on the newly refurbished clay

Murray E. Nelson Government Center Park

This bayfront park is behind the government center. It features five pavilions, restrooms, a walking trail, and picnic tables. Kayaks and paddleboards can be launched here. No mooring is available at the dock. 

  • Location: 102050 Overseas Highway
  • Open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Murray Nelson Park at sunset with pavilions and bayview

Rowell’s Waterfront Park

This is an 8-acre, passive waterfront park. The park has picnic tables, benches, a place to swim (at your own risk), and a kayak and paddleboard launching area. Boats and personal watercraft are not allowed.

  • Location: Mile Marker 104.5 on U.S. 1
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until one-half hour after sunset

Rowells Waterfront Park on Memorial Day 2016 W

Mike Forster Memorial Park

This is a small 3-acre open area park with limited parking.

  • Location: 20 Sunset Road
  • Open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset

Bay Harbor Drive/Sunset Road Right-of-Way

This very small right-of-way is in a residential neighborhood and offers no parking. It is accessible by walk-ups, drop-offs, or bicycles only. Parking fines in the neighborhood are $200.

  • Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to sunset 


Old Settlers Park

This oceanfront historic location has been transformed into a small park with a pavilion, picnic table, walking trail, and playground. Benches scatter the park. There is no water access from this park. 

  • Location: Mile Marker 92.5 of U.S. 1, oceanside
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset

Harry Harris Park

The 21-acre oceanfront park includes a boat ramp, pavilions, barbecue grills, picnic tables, a playground, a protected beach, and a swimming area. There are two baseball fields and basketball courts.

There is a fee for non-Monroe County residents on weekends and holidays. Park admission fee waived for active-duty military, disabled veterans, and their immediate family members.

$8 per person ages 18-64
$5 per person ages 3-17 and 65 and older

Holidays and Mini Season:
$15 per person ages 18-64
$10 per person ages 3-17 and 65 and older

Boat ramp fee for watercraft vessels with trailers: $40

A silhouette of four people with fishing poles at the park at sunrise

Little Duck Key

Veterans Memorial Park

This oceanfront beach park offers access to shallow water and views of the 7 Mile Bridge. The permanent bathrooms and one pavilion at the site need further renovations. There are portapotty facilities on site available for use. 

  • Location: west end of the Seven Mile Bridge, Mile Marker 40 off of U.S. 1
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset
  • This park is closed until further notice for Hurricane Ian repairs.

Veterans Park reopens after Hurricane Irma

Big Pine Key

Blue Heron Park

This park offers three pickleball courts and a community building. Additional renovations to the park are coming soon.

  • Location: Intersection of Wilder Road and Lytton Way
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset

Big Pine Key Community Park

The waterfront park includes tennis courts, a playground, a skate park, ball fields, bocce, basketball and handball courts, and a fitness trail. There is no water access from the park. 

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Pine Channel Nature Park

Coming Soon: The Pine Channel Nature Park is under construction with an estimated completion date in late summer 2022. The area will have 17 parking spaces, bike racks, restrooms, a kayak and canoe hand-launch area, 9,500 square feet of boardwalk, tiki huts, picnic areas with tables, benches, and barbeque grills, and an 11-foot raised viewing deck.

Palm Villa Park

This small park has a picnic table and a playground.

  • Location: End of Palm Avenue and Wilder
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset

Watson Field & Big Pine Key Dog Park

There is a baseball field, a sand volleyball court, and two tennis courts. This park has a small and large gated dog park with a grassy playing field.

  • Location: 30150 South Street
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Ramrod Key

Ramrod Park

The bayside waterfront park is vacant and sandy. Visitors can enjoy walking or relaxing on the sand. 

  • Location: Corner of Bay Shore Drive and Pruitt Drive
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset

Sugarloaf Key

Sugarloaf School Shark Park

This park has a walking trail, baseball, football, and soccer fields, and a pavilion. Fitness equipment is coming soon.

  • Location: 255 Crane Blvd
  • Open weekdays after school hours until sunset
  • Open weekends from 7:30 a.m. until sunset
  • After hours available by reservation

Saddlebunch Keys

Bay Point Park

This park behind Baby’s Coffee features benches, picnic tables, and barbeque pits. There is a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, a tennis court, and pickleball lines on the tennis court. It also has a sandy playground and a large grassy field. Nearby, there is a small rocky area that offers water access as a kayak or paddleboard launch.

  • Location: 6 West Circle Drive, Mile Marker 15
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
  • Limited parking

Geiger Key

Boca Chica Beach

This is a relatively secluded beach perfect for exploring the water's edge. 

  • Location: End of Boca Chica Road
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset

Big Coppitt Key

Big Coppitt Volunteer Fire Department Park

The park includes a basketball court, open areas, and a handball court. There are six tables and benches available for use.

  • Location: 280 Avenue F
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wilhelmina Harvey Park

The park has a playground, a picnic area with an open grassy area, and a short walking trail.

  • Location: 373 Avenue F
  • Open from 7:30 a.m. until sunset

Stock Island

Bernstein Park

This park has baseball, football, and soccer fields, a community center, a playground, a fitness court, and other amenities.  

  • Location: corner of 5th Street and 5th Avenue
  • Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

New fitness equipment at Bernstein Park

Key West

Higgs Beach

The oceanside waterfront park offers a place for swimming and snorkeling, beach volleyball, tennis courts, and pickleball courts. It includes two gated dog parks and two playgrounds with barbecue pits and picnic tables. Reynolds Pier is a great place to view the sunset. 

  • Location: 1040 Atlantic Blvd
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until sunset
  • This park is closed until further notice due to Hurricane Ian repairs.

Key West Pines Park

Next to Fort East Martello, the picnic area under Australian pines is a nice place to watch planes take off from Key West International Airport.

  • Location: 3501 South Roosevelt Blvd
  • Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to sunset