(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will host "Women's Equality Day: Celebrating 93 years of Democracy in Action" at the Women's Park, located at 10251 W. Flagler Street, in Miami, on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This free event, sponsored by the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County, is being held in conjunction with our nation's 93rd anniversary celebration of achieving voting rights for U.S. women. As part of the festivities, citizens will have an opportunity to register to vote and participate in a question and answer session with noted dignitaries in the voting rights field.
Women's Equality Day was established by Congress in 1971 to honor and commemorate the 1920's passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, "Women's Suffrage Amendment," which gave U.S. women full voting rights, and to call attention to continued efforts toward equal rights.
For directions and information about this event and activities offered at The Women's Park, visit www.miamidade.gov/parks, or call Anne McCudden at 305-480-1717.
About The Women's Park
About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
The Women's Park, founded June 16, 1992, was the first park dedicated to women in the United States. It was created to honor all women past, present, and future for their contributions to the betterment of the quality of life in Miami-Dade County. Members of the Women's Park Founder's Committee include Roxcy O'Neal Bolton ("Mother of the Park"), Bonnie Lano Rippingille, Molly Turner, Teresa Zorilla Clark, Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Leona H. Cooper, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Elaine Gordon, Monna Lighte, and Helen Miller.
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor's Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.
Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors. Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation.
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