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Maintenance Alert

The Miami-Dade County Portal will be undergoing maintenance starting at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and for all of Sunday, May 4. Intermittent outages may be experienced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience as we improve our online services.

Spring into Fitness with Fit2Play Camps

Keep your kids active, fit and engaged during the school break with “Fit2Play” Spring Break Camps. Camps will be held March 23-27, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with early drop-off available at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up until 6 p.m. Registration begins March 2.

 

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Be part of all the fun at Miami-Dade Parks next summer!

Applications will be accepted beginning Feb. 23 - March 22, for a variety of summer jobs including pool managers, lifeguards, swim instructors, park service aides and recreation leaders. Individual must be at least 17 years old to apply.

 

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Tropical Park goes medieval

The 8th Annual Miami International Agriculture, Horse & Cattle Show returns to the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center at Tropical Park, April 10 - 12. See a cavalcade of livestock, enjoy a farm experience and petting zoo, Car Show, Food Trucks and more! Admission is $3, kids ages 12 and under are free.

 

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News & Events

27th annual in the Company of Women Awards Ceremony

Last Years WinnerTwelve outstanding women leaders will be honored on March 5 at 6 p.m., for their contributions to the Miami-Dade County community. Admission to the awards ceremony is $60 with advanced purchase and $65 at the door.

 

 

 

Park's adaptive sports program for disabled vets

Miami-Dade County’s Disability Services Division was granted nearly $23,000 from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs to expand and aid its COVERT program (Connecting the Outdoors with Veterans through Education, Recreation and Training). The goal is to promote lifelong mental and physical health through regular participation in adaptive sports.

Trap Shooting is available at Trail Glades Shooting Range, 10 a.m. - noon, Wednesdays through Friday and Hand Cycling is available at Tropical Park, 10 a.m. - noon on Tuesdays through April 28.

  • For more information, please call 305-234-1673.

The Parks Foundation received a donation from Major League Baseball's Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera presented a $24,000 contribution, on behalf of the “Miguel Cabrera Foundation”, to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade County on Jan. 30 for renovations to the baseball fields at Brothers to the Rescue Memorial Park.

The Foundation seeks to help kids thrive, using the “star” power of baseball to help them reach for the stars. It actively lends its support to youth development programs, providing community and school ballpark makeovers and college scholarships to high school graduates throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness Program

Over the next three years, Miami-Dade County will be one of 12 communities seeking to hire nearly 200 veterans to teach fitness and nutrition classes, and to help inspire residents to live healthier, active lifestyles through The Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness Program.

 

 

Mission Everglades Brick Project

Leave your mark at Zoo Miami by purchasing a commemorative brick that will line the walkway to the new Zoo Miami Florida: Mission Everglades Exhibit. Opening in 2016, it will feature state-of-the-art interactive exhibits showcasing the majestic and unique ecology of our world-famous River of Grass.

Areas of Colonial Drive Park temporarily closed

Higher than normal concentrations of arsenic was found in the athletic fields. Park users can expect to see signage and fencing closing off contaminated areas to the public. For more information, please call 305-755-7834.

Heads Up: Concussion in youth sports

To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.

The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. It's Better to Miss One Game Than the Whole Season!

 

 

Walkability in Miami-Dade County

Miami: Made for Walking from Kadi McLean on Vimeo.

The video focuses showing effects of health on creating a walkable neighborhood. It touches on the dangers of our city becoming car-centric.

In addition, the video shows how Miami already has neighborhoods based on walkable designs and community participation in the promotion of healthy neighborhoods. See this is a short public health video focused on Walkability in Miami-Dade County. 

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