|Recreation in Golden Beach|
The Town owns and maintains the Beach Pavilion facilities located at The Strand and Ocean Boulevard, John Tweddle Park with two tennis courts, one basketball court, children’s playground, picnic shelter and restrooms; a ball field at North Park and a passive recreation area at South Park.
Please contact the Receptionist for all Beach Pavilion, Tweddle Park, and Tennis Reservations: (305) 932-0744 Ext 221
Reservations required for the use of Beach Pavilion & Tweddle Park
Residents wishing to use either Tweddle Park or the Beach Pavilion for a party or event must sign and complete the “PERMIT APPLICATION FOR USE OF TOWN FACILITIES” and return it to Town Hall. In order to reserve the Beach Pavilion, you must pay a $500 refundable security deposit and a $50 insurance fee. In order to reserve Tweddle Park, you must pay a $200 refundable security deposit and a $50 insurance fee. This must be paid for in full using two separate checks for each payment. No applications will be granted permitting the exclusive use of the Beach Pavilion on a national holiday or a Sunday. At the discretion of the Town Manager, applications may be granted permitting the exclusive use of the Beach Pavilion one Sunday per month. When using the Town Facilities for a party or event, one Off-Duty Police Officer must be hired if you have more than thirty but less than fifty guests. You must hire two Off-Duty Police Officers if you have fifty to sixty guests. Please note that no permit shall be issued for use of the Beach Pavilion for less than 20 or more than 60 persons.You must also hire a Lifeguard if your guests will be swimming and there is no lifeguard on duty at that time (Contact lifeguard on duty 786.586.2537 and/or Police Substation 305.935.0940).
Parking Permits Required
Permits are required for use of the parking facilities adjacent to Tweddle Park between the hours of 5:30 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. weekdays, all day Saturday, Sunday, and all holidays (when the Town Hall is closed). Unauthorized vehicles will be towed away. All vehicles which currently have a Golden Beach decal affixed to their windshields are authorized to park at the Beach parking lots and at Tweddle Park. Any vehicles parked without a valid parking permit/decal during the restricted hours will be cited and may be towed away at the motor vehicle owner’s expense. If you do not currently have a parking decal for the beach, please go the Police Substation with proof of residency and a vehicle registration for the vehicle owned and controlled by the resident to which the parking permit is issued. Permits are not transferable to other owners or other motor vehicles.
Since parking at the beach is limited, the beach lot is for residents’ parking only. Although a limited number of guest passes are available at the police Police Substation for parking in the West Parking Lot, the West Parking is currently being used as a staging area for the CIP Project. Please be sure to reserve parking spaces needed for a party or event to assure that parking will be available.
Town residents interested in reserving a tennis court may do so by calling the receptionist at Town Hall (305) 932-0744 ext. 221 or click here to reserve on-line. Courts may be reserved for up to two (2) weeks in advance.
Film production companies are required to submit a completed film permit application, in addition to a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming the Town of Golden Beach as the certificate holder, a hold harmless agreement letter, a parking diagram for all film production vehicles, a copy of the letter of notification to the neighbors that reside within 50 feet of the property, the letter that ensures the film crew is aware that they are to stay within the boundaries of the film location/parking plan and a check for the required fees.
Neighbors must be notified by mail at least 72 hours prior to production and copies of envelopes addressed to neighbors with postage affixed must be submitted with permit application.
The film permit fees for productions involving (10) people or less is $300 per day. If the production involves from (11) to (20) people the fee is $500.00 per day. For productions involving more than (20) people the fee is $700.00 per day for (1) to (5) days and $1,100.00 per day for (6) to (10) days and will require an Off-Duty Police Officer to be present. The current hourly rate for Off-Duty Police Officers is $40.00 per hour and there is a minimum of (4) hours required. The officer is paid directly by check at the completion of the production.
Each production is subject to random, on-site inspection by Town Hall staff and/or a police officer.
Click here to download the Film Permit Package