Cancellations / Closures

As of Aug. 4, 2021

Summer Splash Bash postponed
A Summer Splash Bash planned for Saturday, Aug. 7 at the city’s pools, is being postponed due to the rise in COVID cases. A new event date will be announced at a later time.

As of April 22, 2021

Community Centers reopen

The city’s community centers have reopened at full capacity and are also available for private rentals. At the facilities, the gyms, fitness centers, libraries and computer labs are available for use. Face masks are required to be worn in the centers and everyone entering will have their temperature checked. The centers are open Monday through Friday with the following hours:  

  • Dickerson Community Center, open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Midtown Community Center, open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Schnebly Recreation Center, open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • YSG Community Center, open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call Leisure Services at (386) 671-8250.

As of Sept. 28, 2020

City's playgrounds reopened

Just in time for fall weather, the city’s playgrounds at its parks have reopened. Residents should wash hands frequently as the playground equipment is not sanitized. The city’s parks have reopened with the exception of the splash pad at Breakers Oceanfront Park, Manatee Island and Cypress Aquatic Center, which remain closed. So, get outside and enjoy the cooler weather and the dozens of parks in our area. Check out the list and locations of city parks online.

As of June 10, 2020
The city has reopened almost all of its parks for passive outdoor recreation including the restrooms, walking trails, basketball courts and other outdoor amenities. The playgrounds at the parks remain closed. It is recommended children do not use the playground equipment because it is not being sanitized. Residents are expected to practice social distancing including remaining six feet from others and limiting groups to 10 people or less. The community centers and gyms, the splash pad and the Environmental Learning Center at Breakers Oceanfront Park, Bethune Point Park and its adjacent skate park, and Manatee Island and its dog park remain closed. For a list of the city’s parks, please visit

As of March 20, 2020
As of today at 5 p.m. all city-operated community centers and parks will be closed until further notice. Also all city Leisure Services programs, including baseball, t-ball, soccer and youth Spring Break program, have been suspended until further notice. 

As of March 19, 2020
The Mayor’s Literacy Initiative program has been suspended until further notice.
The Mayor’s Charity Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, April 17, has been postponed until Friday, Sept. 25.
The city’s Fair Housing & Financial Wellness Clinic scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been postponed until a later date can be determined. 

As of March 17, 2020
Until further notice, the city has closed its two pools – the Cypress Aquatic Center located at 981 George W. Engram Blvd., and the Campbell Aquatic Center located at 400 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The Downtown Daytona Beach Farmers Market at City Island is canceled. In addition, the community health fair at the Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been postponed, with a new date to be announced in the future.

The March 17, 2020 session for Citizens Academy has been cancelled. The date for the final class will be determined as soon as possible. 

The city is canceling or postponing all public or private community events at city-owned facilities with more than 100 or more people in a single room or indoor space at the same time. This includes performances at the Peabody Auditorium and the Easter Beach Run, April 4.

  • Peabody performances are being rescheduled. Ticket holders should keep their tickets, which will be honored at a rescheduled performance. 
  • Easter Beach Run pre-paid registrants will receive a refund.
  • Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Block Party on Beach Street in downtown Daytona Beach has been canceled.

City-sponsored programs for senior citizens including meetings, daily fitness programs, recreation classes and social events at city facilities have been canceled.