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Services for Children

Miami-Dade Parks' partnership with The Children's Trust helps provide year round after school and seasonal camp programs for children of all disabilities from ages 6-21.

Activities Available:

  • Swim lessons
  • Junior Orange Bowl competition
  • Fencing instruction

Shoot for the Goal Program

Children with autism will learn the fundamentals of Soccer such as passing, dribbling, teambuilding, sportsmanship, and proper shooting techniques.

Programs take place on Saturdays at 1405 SW 97 Avenue and the cost is $70.00 for 16 sessions. For more information, call 305-222-2128.

Sports Development Programs for Children with Disabilities

The Leisure Access Division offers a variety of programs where volunteers can really make a difference.

If interested in volunteering with the park staff in any of the programs listed below, please call the contact person to sign up for the program of choice:

  • Wheelchair Tennis - "Big 5" Tennis Center
  • Saturdays  9 a.m. - 11a.m. Contact: Jody Cox, 305-752-4966
    Description: This program is designed for children 9 years of age and older with physical disabilities; focuses on tennis instruction for the children.
  • Goalball - NFL/YET Center at Gwen Cherry Park
  • Saturdays  2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Contact: Jody Cox, 305-234-1673
    Description: This program is designed for individuals 14 years of age and older with visual impairments. This event is for the purpose of team practice.
  • Sports Programs for Children with Autism
  • Contact: Arlene Bouza-Jou, 305-222-2128
    Description: This program is designed for children with autism 6 years of age and older. This event focuses on rotating Sports Programs for children with Autism. Sports include tennis, basketball, soccer, fencing, and others.  $35 for 8 classes.


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