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Sombrero Beach

Sombrero Beach is a beautiful park and beach. In 2001 the City redeveloped Sombrero Beach to include total handicap accessibility. A lovely sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean frames a shady park with picnic pavilions, volleyball courts, restrooms and showers.

Sombrero Beach is a turtle nesting beach. From April through October it is not unusual to have Loggerhead Turtles (primarily) coming on to the beach at night to lay their eggs. During active turtle nesting season the City limits human activities in the vicinity of active turtle nest establishments. Turtle nest areas typically represents less than 10% of the available beach area. The remainder of the beach is open for our visitors and residents to enjoy. The City regularly surveys the beach for new turtle nesting. If you are interested in assisting the City in preserving the turtle population as a turtle surveyor, please do not hesitate to contact the City. F.D.E.P. holds classes in February or March every year to be a state certified surveyor. The City then schedules all of the surveyors for their day to walk the beach. Walking the beach first thing in the morning looking for turtle nests is an awesome experience.

The hours are from 7:00 a.m. until dusk. To get there turn South on Sombrero Beach Road and drive to the end of the road. You are there!

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Coco Plum Beach

Coco Plum Beach is also on the Atlantic Ocean. It is more of a natural beach area with an adjacent wetland area. There are restroom facilities and a covered pavilion available.

Coco Plum Beach is a turtle nesting beach also. To get there turn South on Coco Plum Drive and the beach entrance is 1.4 miles on the right hand side of the road. The hours are from 7:00 a.m. until dusk.

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City Parks

Except for the Community Park soccer and baseball fields, all of our parks and beaches are dog friendly with dog litter bags supplied at the park. Please keep your dogs leashed and pick up behind them.

If you would like to reserve any of these facilities for any event, please filled out this form and/or contact the Parks and Recreation office at 743-6598.

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Marathon Community Park

This park is located directly on U.S. # 1 at 200 36th Street Ocean (MM 49). There are four tennis courts, a tennis wall, a combination hockey/basketball court (3 courts), two little league fields, and two soccer fields. There is also an X-treme skating park, two shuffleboard courts, two bocce ball courts, a batting cage, concession stand, amphitheater, picnic areas, and restrooms. This facility is handicap accessible. The park hours are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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Skate Park at Marathon Community Park

skate4This skate park is located on the east end of the City’s Community Park located near 35th St and is visible from the Highway.   Participants must sign in and out and safety equipment is required.  This park is FREE to use.  Read More =>

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Jesse Hobbs Park

DSC_0302This park is one of our community park located and is located at the corner of the Overseas Highway and 41st Street on the gulf side. There is a sandy playground and basketball court with lights, as well as bleachers. Hours are 7:30 a.m to 10:00 p.m. (Restrooms coming soon)

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Children’s Rotary Park

This park is located at 7575 Overseas Highway (corner of the Overseas highway and 75th Street ocean side). It is an awesome children’s playground built through the ground roots efforts of Marathon’s Rotary Club and volunteer efforts. This is a 3 acre park that has wooden playground of swing sets, lookout towers, Thomas the Train, Captain Hook’s Ship, tunnels, slides, a toy shark, and a toddler only area. There is a large picnic pavilion with tables, as well as picnic tables located throughout the park, and restroom facilities. This is a great place to hold a child’s birthday party. Surrounding the playground is a beautifully landscaped park. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to dusk.

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Marathon’s Dog Park

In 2009 a group of dog lovers “Friends of the Dog Park” came together to raise funds for a dog park at Rotary Park. The area next to the Rotary Children’s Park (between 75th and 76th Streets Oceanside) is designated for your four legged friends supervised off-leash dog play. There are separate areas for large and small dogs. Simple rules are posted at the park for everyone’s enjoyment of the park. The park is open from 7:00 am until dusk daily.

Fido gives it two paws up!

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Oceanfront Park

DSC_0353Oceanfront Park is a 7.94 acre passive park open to the public at no charge. This park is located between 98th and 99th Streets on the ocean side behind City Hall. The field is dog friendly and has an open area to fly kites and exercise. The field borders on the Atlantic Ocean and offers a relaxing place to picnic, fish, and launch your kayak. New improvements coming soon. Read More =>

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Kayak Launch at Oceanfront Park

Funded by a grant from the Monroe County Tourist Development Council and built by Coffin Marine Services, Inc, located behind City Hall at Oceanfront Park. On the westerly canal, the kayak facility consists of two covered tiki huts linked by a boardwalk, with a ramp down to floating docks which feature two kayak slips for easy launching and access to the Overseas Heritage Paddling Trail. Ample parking is available, including a paved handicapped parking pad.

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Sunset Bay Park on Grassy Key

GrassyKeyBchthumbThe City of Marathon is filled with natural treasures such as Sunset Bay Park on Grassy Key’s gulf side (Morton Street and Kyle Avenue). Comprised of three lots, the park also has an upland hammock of vegetation. While wandering among the growth several species of palm can be identified. Native species of Gumbo Limbo, Poisonwood, Sea Grape, Mahogany, and Mangrove (white, black and red) provide habitat for crabs and songbirds. White Crown Pigeons make there way in to feed on the Poisonwood berries; Hawks and Vultures patrol the sky; Osprey whistles can pierce the silence or the steady beat of a woodpecker can set the pace for the songs of the Mockingbird and Cardinal. Humming birds flit across and through the undercover checking out the flowering vines of the area. Read More =>

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