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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.

Fit2Play After-School Registration Begins August. 1

Starting Aug. 9 - June 5, 2015, Monday - Friday, from 2 - 6 p.m., kids will enjoy after school activities focused on fitness, nutrition and wellness, and developing their appreciation of nature, science and the cultural arts.


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Mayor's Cup Youth Swimming Meet

On August 16, 2014, swim teams from across the county will have the chance to compete at the Mayor's Cup Youth Swimming Meet at Tamiami Park, hosted by Miami-Dade Parks.


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Fit2Play, Green-It-Up Summer Camps underway

These fun and affordable camps, ranging from $40-$90 per week, are for children ages 6-14 and run June 9 - Aug. 15. Available at 31 convenient locations, there's bound to be one that unlocks the little adventurer in your child.


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Learn to swim this summer

Summer time is here and Miami-Dade Parks wants you to learn how to swim! Various levels of courses are offered for children and adults, plus parents & tots classes (ages 2-5).

To register for the Learn to Swim Program call your nearest pool for more information.

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News & Events

County's own CrossFit champ

Shawn RamirezDuring last week's 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, California, County Parks employee and wellness guru Shawn Ramirez showcased his fitness skills, finishing first in the world in the 40-44 Masters Division for his performance over a series of workouts. Ramirez also finished first in the worldwide qualifier to reach the CrossFit Games. Congratulations to the County's wellness and fitness coordinator! Read some of his fitness advice on the 305fit website and get inspired to set records of your own.

Help take preventative action at the iSwim for Jenny Fundraiser, August 9-15

Swim for JennyiSwim for Jenny will kick off at Norman & Jean Reach Pool on Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Donors can pledge a one-time flat donation fee, or donate a specific amount per lap per length completed. All donations must be submitted on Aug. 15.




FEE-FREE ''P.L.A.Y.'' DAY at the Deering Estate

Deering EstateEnjoy FREE admission to the Deering Estate at Cutler on August 16 and September 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy complimentary admission as well as hands on science activities and historic house tours.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.


Cabaret concert at Deering Estate on Aug. 23 featuring Wendy Pedersen

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Concert begins at 8 p.m.

It is recommended to arrive early for preferred seating. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.

Take a tour on Biscayne Bay in the Eco-History Boat

Eco-History BoatLearn about the beautiful ecosystems of our area, current conservation efforts and our place in the natural landscape of South Florida. Boat departs from Bayside Marketplace on August 31 at 9 a.m. Limited seating available, advanced reservations and payment required.




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MapThe GreenLink, is an initiative to transform the land underneath Metrorail into a contiguous 10-mile walking/biking/exercise path and linear park, from Brickell Station to Dadeland South Station.




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

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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