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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.

Registration is now open for Winter Break Camps

Starting Dec. 22, 2014 - Jan. 2, 2015, kids can participate in fun and affordable winter break camps! Camp hours are 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. Register now! 

 

> Camp locations and hours

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Celebrate the Holidays at Deering Estate

Celebrate the holidays at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler with an exciting line-up of events for the entire family to enjoy! Read the press release.

 

Also available this holiday season is the Deering Estate Foundation membership which can be purchased online or by calling 305-235-1668 ext. 253.

It’s Time to ThinkBike Miami

Participate in the ThinkBike 2015 4-day workshop and the closing party on the plaza at History Miami, beginning Jan. 12-15. Registration is required.

 

Also, be sure to enter the LoveBike contest for a chance to win a VanMoof bicycle! The winner will be announced at the ThinkBike closing party.

 

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Active Older Adults Making Healthy Choices

Healthy Choices Clinics by Walgreens is a collaboration between Miami-Dade Parks and Walgreens which provides local clinics where Active Older Adults can receive Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Screenings and immunizations for Flu, Pneumonia and Shingles. For more information call 786-372-9701.

 

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News & Events

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.

 

 

Commissioner Levine Cava takes four-day canoe journey through the Everglades

Commissioner Levine CavaArmed with a pair of GoPro cameras and a stack of “postcards” with educational messages about the importance of the Everglades ecosystem, newly elected County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava recently set out on a four-day canoe expedition through the famed “River of Grass.”

Everglades “Postcards” will be posted to Commissioner Levine Cava’s Facebook page and available from District 8 website.

 

 

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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