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Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department welcomes persons with disabilities in all of our facilities, programs and events. 

If you are attending a public meeting and would like to request accommodations please call 305-755-7848. Persons displaying a handicap parking placard, a Disabled American Veteran license plate, a Wheelchair User Symbol license plate or a similar item from another state or country, receive free parking at all parks. This free parking does not include launching a boat. 

To request an interpreter for a Miami Dade Parks event or program, call 305-755-7848 or with the name of the person needing the interpreter, the name of the event, and the time frame the interpreter is needed, at least 7 days in advance. 

We have programs exclusively for children and adults with disabilities run by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. We also have an Inclusion Initiative in which we assist children and adults with disabilities in getting involved in typical programs not geared specifically for persons with disabilities.

  • For more information, please call 305-755-7848.

Beach & Pool Access

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department welcomes people with disabilities to its beautiful sandy beach areas and aquatic facilities.

Leisure Access Foundation

The Leisure Access Foundation was created in 1991 to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in quality leisure programs, both recreational and competitive.

Paralympic Sports

The Miami Dade County Paralympics' Partners is a collaboration of organizations throughout the county that work together to expand opportunities throughout Miami Dade for children and adults with physical and visual impairment to participate in sports activities.

Services for Adults

All of these Adult leisure access services take place in A.D. Barnes Park and require pre-registration. For more information please call 305-665-5319.

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.

Service Animal Policy

Service Animals are allowed in all park areas except for swimming pools. Service animals may be on the pool deck, and in pool buildings, but not in the actual pool.

Therapeutic Recreation Internship

Parks Disability Services employs Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists working with children and adults in Parks throughout Miami Dade County. We stay current with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification requirements and offer a variety of experiences working with a variety of populations.

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Assessment Survey


The 21 question survey is designed to assist the needs of the citizens with disabilities in Miami-Dade County.


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