As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.
We welcome persons with disabilities in all of our facilities, programs and events.
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.
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 materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Parks sponsored program or meeting, contact Mary Palacios, 305-755-7848 or Mary.Palacios@miamidade.gov at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).
For more information 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.
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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