Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex

Update 6/8/20: Oveta McKeithen open spaces and walking trail is now open for recreational use from dawn to dusk.  All playground and park structures are off limits. Visitors must follow all CDC guidelines and practice social distancing. The basketball courts, gymnasium and community center remain closed until further notice. 

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, a beautiful 15 acre park located south of Hillsboro Boulevard, offers 2 lighted basketball courts, a football field and a multipurpose field - with a concession stand, 2 newly constructed youth baseball fields, a full service recreation center, a walking trail, a full size gym, picnic areas and playground. Call the center for more information on special programs and much more, (954)480-4481

The Center's hours of operation:
Mon – Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat. & Sun: Rentals ONLY

Game Room

The game room is open to the public from 6:00PM-9:00PM weekly. It features table and quiet games, pool, and table tennis.

Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex Travel Club

For more information please call 954-480-4481.


This facility is available for rentals during the week and weekends. It is available to rent in 4-hour time blocks on weekends or hourly on weekdays. Saturday time blocks include 8:00AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM; 6:00PM-10:00PM. Sunday time blocks include 8:00AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-5:00PM.

Rental Area Seat Capacity Resident Fee* Non-Resident Fee
Main Room Weekend (4 hours) 150 $250 $500
Gymnasium 400 $125/hour $250/hour
Main Pavilion (Day) 50 $150 $300
Gazebo (Day) 30 $100 $200
Pavilion (May Howard Park) 50 $150 $300
Main Pavilion (Johnie McKeithen) 75 $200 $400
Small Pavilion (Johnie McKeithen) 15 $100 $200

*To receive this rate you must bring proof of residency such as a bill mailed to you at your Deerfield Beach residence, in addition to your drivers license.

A $150.00 deposit fee will be added to the total cost of your rental. The deposit will be returned if the facility is left clean, returned to the original condition and vacated by the designated time on the permit. Facility must be booked at least 2 weeks prior to rental date and no more than 90 days in advance.

Checks will only be accepted for payment 5 weeks prior to rental date. Other forms of payment include credit card, cash and money orders.

Alcoholic beverages and/or gambling in any form is not allowed on City property.

Only approved bounce house vendors are allowed at City parks. CLICK HERE for a list of approved vendors!