MEP Transportation And Parking

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Traffic & Parking Restrictions

Traffic Information

  • Traffic Loop Map: Map of 5 – 17 Street. For crowd management purposes, a traffic loop will manage public traffic along 5 Street, Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue. No change to Alton Road and West Avenue. Barricades will restrict residential areas to “Local Traffic Only”. East/west streets (100 and 200 blocks) will be restricted between Washington Avenue and Ocean Drive, 6 to 15 streets. Local residents with the properly zoned decals will be allowed to park.
    • Resident Information: Residents should carry a valid photo ID to access neighborhoods within the traffic loop.
      • Resident Access Points within the traffic loop:
        • 15 Street & Meridian Avenue
        • 15 Street & Alton Road
        • 11 Street & Alton Road
      • Residents Accessing the South of Fifth Neighborhood can do so at these access points:
        • 5 Street & Alton Road
        • 5 Street & Meridian Avenue
        • 5 Street & Washington Avenue
        • 5 Street & Collins Avenue
  • Collins Avenue will be one-way northbound, beginning Friday, May 26, 7 p.m. through Monday, May 29, 7 a.m. No street parking will be allowed on Collins Avenue between
    5 and 17 streets as those lanes will be used to extended pedestrian pathways.
  • Washington Avenue will be one-way southbound beginning Friday, May 26, 7 p.m. through Monday, May 29, 7 a.m. Access to east/west streets between 5 and 15 streets will be
  • Ocean Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Friday, May 26, 7 a.m. through Monday, May 29, 7 a.m. Some access to the east/west streets (100 and 200 blocks) between Washington Avenue and Ocean Drive, 6 to 15 streets, will also be restricted. Local residents with the proper zoned decals will be allowed to enter.
  • Alleys must be maintained clear of vehicles at all times and will be strictly enforced.
  • Causeways will have license plate readers that will be enforced.

Public Transportation Information

Parking Information

  • Parking: Download the ParkMe – Miami Beach App to find parking and the ParkMobile App to pay for metered parking using your mobile phone. All city-owned
    parking lots and garages
    will have normal operations with the exception of South Pointe Park, Nikki Beach, and 46 Street lots ($25.00/visitors & $6.00/residents).

    • Following city lots/garages will not be available during the holiday weekend:
      • 6 Street & Meridian parking lot
      • 9 Street west of Washington Avenue parking lots
      • 10 Street west of Washington Avenue parking lots
      • 12 Street & Drexel parking garage
  • Valet Ramp Relocations: Ocean Drive to the 100 blocks of 7, 8, 10, 11, 14 and 15 streets;
    Collins Avenue to the 200 blocks of 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14 streets; and Washington
    Avenue to the 600, 900, 1200 and 1400 blocks of Washington Avenue.

Be In The Know

  • Community Meetings: The city will host two community meetings at the Miami Beach Police Department (1100 Washington Avenue) to provide detailed information on the weekend’s traffic and safety plan.
  • Planning to spend the weekend on the sand? Know what to bring and Respect the Scene.
  • E-Gov: Download the free Miami Beach E-Gov App for traffic, trolley & more.
  • Text MBTraffic to 91011 to receive traffic text alerts and follow @MiamiBeachNews and @MiamiBeachPD on Twitter for day to day information.

Safety Information

There will be a lost and found tent for young children and/or adults with special needs on 10 Street and Ocean Drive as part of the Air and Sea Show. We strongly encourage for parents to stop by the tent and obtain a ‘Just in Case’ wristband, where you can place your contact information. This wristband is placed on the child’s hand and utilized by MBPD/MBFD/Goodwill Ambassadors to help with quick reunification.

Goodwill Ambassadors will be wearing bright green shirts and deployed throughout South Beach. They will help with crowd management and answering visitor questions.

Kids Fun Zone

The City of Miami Beach will be hosting a Kids Fun Zone next to Lummus Park
on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and their
parents can participate in themed arts and crafts, yoga, a team scavenger hunt,
dance-a-thon and the opportunity to write letters to our service men and women.

As an additional security measure, the Miami Beach Police and Emergency Management
departments will launch a wristband ID program known as K.I.D.S.(Kid I D
Station). This program is designed to add another level of security by voluntarily issuing an ID
wristband to children of all ages, their guardians and/or adults with special
needs. The wristband will contain the child’s name, guardian’s name and contact

Kid ID Stations will be operational on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 8 a.m.
until 7 p.m. at Fifth, Eighth, 10 and 13 streets at Lummus Park.
Each station will have a City of Miami Beach tent, portable sign and will be
staffed with Goodwill Ambassadors.  Ambassadors will maintain a
spreadsheet with the names of each child registered, in addition to the
guardian’s contact information. This program is a free service for visitors and


  • Kid Yoga
  • Themed arts & crafts (sand crafts, message
    in a bottle, etc)
  • Face painter
  • Gagaball
  • Relay races
  • Dance-a- thon – prize for best dancer
  • Air & Sea show bingo – prize for winner
  • Poison River Competition
  • Team Scavenger Hunt
  • Write letters to our services men and women

Miami Beach Honors Veterans on Memorial Day with Wreath-Laying Ceremony and 21-gun Salute

The City of Miami Beach, the American Legion Miami Beach Post and Veterans of Foreign
Wars (VFW) Miami Beach Post 3559 will honor the memory of the men and women who
fought and died for freedom with a wreath-laying ceremony and 21-gun salute on
Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 20176.

The ceremony commences at 7:45 a.m. at the War Memorial Cenotaph in front of the Miami Beach Police
Headquarters. Featured guests will be the Miami Beach City Mayor and
Commissioners, local elected officials, American Legion Miami Beach Post and
VFW Miami Beach Post 3559. Memorial Day ceremonies
have been held in the City of Miami Beach for over 50 years.

7:45 a.m., Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017

War Memorial Cenotaph in front of the Miami Beach Police Department Headquarters,
1100 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139