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Here’s rules for county’s golf, pools, tennis, parks, boats reopenings

Here’s the rules and restrictions for Palm Beach County’s reopening of some recreational facilities starting Wednesday. “These industries themselves will be partly responsible for enforcing these measures,” Mayor Dave Kerner said in a statement. “The public has a duty to understand and abide by them, as well.”

Beaches – For now, all beaches remain closed.

Golf courses – There will be rules for the courses themselves, such as play limited to walking and single-rider golf carts only. Locker rooms closed except for restroom use. Limited warm-ups on driving ranges allowed but congregating after play not allowed.

Tennis courts and community pools – Limited play at outdoor tennis and racquet sports facilities; limited use of public and privately owned community pools.

Parks and natural areas open sunrise to sunset for one-way walking, running and biking, equestrian riding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and use of lakes while practicing social distancing. Basketball courts for individual practice only. Picnic pavilions closed.

Boating – Capacities based on size of boat:

  • 25-foot or less: maximum 6 persons (4 adult passengers plus 2 children 17 & younger)
  • 26- to 36-foot: maximum 8 persons (6 adult passengers plus 2 children 17 & younger)
  • 37- to 60-foot: maximum 10 persons (8 adult passengers plus 2 children 17 & younger)
  • 60-foot and larger: maximum 10 passengers plus crew
  • Beaching, landings, anchoring or mooring of vessels on sandbars, islands and open shorelines prohibited
  • Fish cleaning/bait stations limited to one person at a time
  • Single riders only on rented personal watercraft
  • Recreational charter boats, drift fishing and dive boats, marinas, boat docks, boat ramps and other launching venues allowed to operate in adherence with CDC and specific county guidelines.

Full list of restrictions in Emergency Order 2020-005 can be viewed at


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