Thursday, June 6, 2024

Here’s What’s Reopening in Boca Raton for Phase 2

A number of City of Boca Raton facilities and private businesses have begun to resume operations now that Palm Beach County has officially entered Phase 2 reopening. The beginning of Phase 2 comes six months after a wide swath of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City of Boca Raton facilities that have reopened to the public this week (some with modified hours) are as follows:

  • Boca Raton City Hall is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Boca Raton Building Department is open to the public Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • The Boca Raton Community Centers at Memorial Park (next to City Hall), Sugar Sand Park and Patch Reef Park are open for walk-in permit sales Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Memorial Park location is also open Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Boca Raton Public Library’s downtown and Spanish River branches are open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with a 30-minute browsing limit.

All of the City of Boca Raton’s parks and playgrounds have returned to normal operating hours. The details are as follows:

  • Sugar Sand Park, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Countess de Hoernle Park, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Patch Reef Park, 7:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Red Reef Park, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sand Pine Park, 8 a.m. – 11 p. m.
  • Hughes Park, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Memorial Park, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Meadows Park, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • University Woodlands Park, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

In addition, the city’s tennis and racquet centers have expanded their hours.

  • Patch Reef Tennis Center, Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Boca Raton Tennis Center, Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • The Racquet Center, Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. – 8p.m., Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information about city facilities during Phase 2 reopening, visit

In addition to city facilities reopening and resuming normal hours, a number of private businesses are now able to resume operations at limited capacity. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Movie theaters
    • The Cinemark Palace movie theater on Airport Road in Boca Raton will resume operations this Friday, Sep. 11
  • Bowling alleys
  • Skating centers
  • Escape rooms
  • Indoor seating at restaurants will remain at 50%, but bar-top food service will be allowed to resume and outdoor seating can rise to 100%.

Gyms, museums, and retail stores can now operate at full capacity.

For more of Boca magazine’s COVID-19 coverage, click here.

James Biagiotti
James Biagiotti
James Biagiotti is a native of Boca Raton, a marketing professional in South Florida, and the former Web Editor of Boca Raton magazine. He is an avid music fan who spends far too much time listening to, dissecting, and traveling to see his favorite bands. He is also, unfortunately, a devoted Miami Dolphins fan.

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