Gray Building with Playground Equipment

Bal Harbour Waterfront Park

Welcome to the
Bal Harbour Waterfront Park

About the Park

This enclave features an open lawn area for passive activities, strolling paths, meditative spaces, progressive exercise zones, and a “Mother Earth, Cycle of Life”-themed playground designed by award-winning Danish firm, Monstrum. The 1.5 acre property also includes a community center with a terrace garden, a splash pad, and additional Raymond Jungles-designed landscaping with a forest-style canopy that leads visitors into the new community center.

The intimate, three-story jewel has a mirrored-glass design which reflects the park from the outside and brings nature inside. This 15,000 square foot facility houses multi-purpose event spaces, an indoor toddler playground, as well as the administrative offices for the Recreation, Arts & Culture department. A third-floor landscaped and covered roof deck will have magnificent water and city views and can be multifunctional for use as a party and pre-function space or for relaxation.

PARK HOURS

PARK
Daily: 7 AM – 8 PM

COMMUNITY CENTER
Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM – 1 PM

TEEN ROOM
Monday – Friday: 4 – 7 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM – 1 PM

PICKLEBALL COURTS*
Mondays: 8 – 11 AM
Wednesdays: 6 – 8 PM
Fridays: 8 – 11 AM
*Please see below for additional details.

Park Amenities

The Bal Harbour Waterfront Park sits on a 1.5-acre site and has quickly become an iconic image for the Village. Throughout the exterior of the park, residents canenjoy an outdoor deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, a public dock area with a kayak launch, a continuous walking path, a beautifully landscaped lawn and Zen Garden, an ocean-themed interactive splash pad, a basketball court, exercise stations, and seating thoughtfully designed throughout. The jewels of the park are the playgrounds, designed and constructed by Monstrum, a world-recognized playground design firm, based in Denmark. The playground tells the story of Mother Earth and the cycle of life of the Florida Heron as it grows from playground to playground with our youngest residents.

The stunningly designed community center includes three stories and encompasses 12,000 square feet. The community center features multiple spaces that can be used for recreational programs and activities as well as events and rentals. Spaces include a large ballroom with a warming kitchen, a medium ballroom with exquisite views overlooking the waterway, and a covered outdoor terrace on the third floor, to watch the spectacular South Florida sunsets. Additional program spaces include a teen room equipped with video games and computer workstations. As well as a warm dance/fitness room with padded flooring, a full mirrored wall, and ballet bars.

  • Indoor toddler playground
  • Outdoor playgrounds
  • Interactive water feature (opening date to be announced)
  • Kayak Launch (opening Summer 2024)
  • Multi-use Courts (basketball & pickleball)
  • Outdoor exercise stations
  • Indoor fitness equipment (NOW AVAILABLE)
  • Open lawn
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Community Center with 12,000 square feet of multi-use space
    • Fitness Room
    • Teen Space with video games, ping pong table, air hockey table, and laptop workstations.
    • Multi-purpose rooms for programming and rentals
    • Warming kitchens for special events and rentals
    • Covered outdoor terrace
  • Parking lot
  • Restrooms & water fountains
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • FREEBEE Transportation Service

 

Pickleball Courts

The Bal Harbour Waterfront Park includes access to multi-use courts for the enjoyment of all residents. Pickleball courts are set up weekly, on the basketball court*, during specific times of the week.

Hours of Operation
Mondays: 8 – 11 AM | Wednesdays: 6 – 8 PM | Fridays: 8 – 11 AM

Ages
Open to Bal Harbour residents ages sixteen years and older.

Registration
Residents can access the Bal Harbour Waterfront Park and the pickleball courts with their All Access Card. Open play is complimentary on a first-come, first-served basis, no reservations required.

Equipment
Pickleball paddles and balls are available for use beginning at 9 a.m. on these days. Please visit the front desk to check out the equipment using your All Access Card.

Guest Policy
Bal Harbour residents are permitted to bring one non-resident guest to play on the pickleball courts with their All Access Card. 

Jade Room (fitness room)

The Jade Room at the Bal Harbour Waterfront Park is a fitness room with padded flooring, a full mirrored wall, and ballet bars. To better help you achieve your health and fitness goals in a comfortable and welcoming environment, the Village has added fitness equipment to the Jade Room.

The fitness equipment is available for residents to use during non-program hours. Residents can use their All Access Card to check in at the front desk for access to the Jade Room.

For current hours, please call the Recreation, Arts & Culture Department at 305.993.7444 or email r[email protected].

Access the Experience

Have you heard? The Village is launching an All Access Card for Bal Harbour residents. The All Access Card is your convenient and complimentary way to enjoy all the amenities and perks of being a Bal Harbour resident. The card is embedded with a chip to provide residents with access to the new Waterfront Park during regular operating hours. The card will also be your access pass to our Unscripted Art Access program, events, discounted and priority access to recreational programs, and exclusive resident-only offers.

Be one of the first people to experience all that the Bal Harbour Waterfront Park has to offer by registering for your All Access Card. There is no cost to receive your card and cards are valid for two years. Conveniently apply online at balharbourfl.gov/AllAccessCard. Once you have created your online account with CivicRec, you will add the All Access Card Request membership to your cart and checkout. To finalize the process, you will need to submit a copy of proof of residency and photo ID either in person or via email to [email protected]. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will need to take a photo in person at the Bal Harbour Waterfront Park and your cards will be printed.

Additional details are available online at balharbourfl.gov/AllAccessCard.

Recreation Programs

This past fall and winter seasons, we launched our Discover Recreation program preview. The program series offered a sampling of complimentary programming for all ages, including a Beach Soccer Clinic for youth, a Teen Game Night, and Tai Chi for Adults and Seniors. The program preview allowed residents to experience some of the programs that would be available at the new Bal Harbour Waterfront Park. Through the series, the Recreation, Arts, & Culture Department gathered additional feedback on program offerings, instructors, and schedules.

Programs are now well underway at the Bal Harbour Waterfront Park with a variety of programs to meet the interests and needs of all ages. The complete program lineup is available online through our online registration system, balharbourfl.gov/recreation, hosted by CivicRec. Residents will need to create an account with CivicRec, which will be verified by staff for residency requirements. Once you have created your account, you can add any members of your household to your account. For any questions on how to create your CivicRec account, call 305.993.7444.

Share Your Vision

The Recreation, Arts, and Culture Department is sharing a recreation survey to gain additional insight into what programs and schedules our residents are most interested in. The intention is to stay current with the needs and interests of our community. If you took the Recreation Needs Assessment Survey last year, you will find that the survey has been refined to provide a focus on recreation programming for the new Waterfront Park.

Share your feedback online by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QD3B8P3.

With your feedback, the Village will continue to evaluate our program offerings each season and make adjustments to best suit our community’s evolving needs.