News & Events at Parks
10th Annual Blue Water Fishing Classic Tournament, May 30 - June 2
Don't miss your chance to reel in the BIG ONE and win up to $20,000 in cash prizes! With 20 ways to win and launches from all six Miami-Dade County marinas, your chances to win are REALLY good!
Turtle Rangers on Patrol with New “Turtle Truck”
Miami-Dade County Parks'Sea Turtle Conservation Program has successfully documented more than 6,886 sea turtle nests and released more than 585,000 live hatchlings to the sea, since it started the program in 1980.They can look forward to delivering thousands more to the sea, thanks to a $13,500 Challenge Grant from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation that helped pay for a brand new ''Turtle Truck.''
Florida Governor Rick Scott Honors Miami-Dade Parks with 2013 Sustained Excellence Award
Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Sterling Council have announced the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department (MDPROS) will be honored with the Governor's prestigious Sustained Excellence Award for 2013.
The coveted award will be bestowed at the 2013 Governor's Sterling Award Banquet at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes on Friday, May 31, 2013.
May is Water Safety Month in Miami-Dade!
Miami-Dade County Parks is partnering with the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade to heighten public awareness about the urgency for all youth to receive water safety instruction and swimming lessons to prevent drowning. Families are encouraged to attend these free Summer Safety Splash events and register their kids for Miami-Dade County Parks' ''Learn-to-Swim'' classes.
- May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Summer Safety Splash Sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commission Chair Rebecca Sosa A.D. Barnes Pool, 3401 SW 72 Ave., Miami
Registration Starts May 1 for Miami-Dade Parks' Fit2 Play, Green-It-Up Summer Camps!
Exciting Summer Camps are being offered by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, June 10 through August 16, 2013, at its parks around the County. Programs are affordable and fully-supervised.
There's fitness, sports, nature-encounters, arts and crafts, field trips and more! Camp hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., with early drop-off/ late pick-up available. Miami Dade Parks provides inclusion services for children with disabilities who want to attend typical summer camps.
Summer Cabaret Concert Series at the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate at Cutler's Summer Cabaret Concert Series features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom. The 2013 series kicks-off on Saturday, June 15th with Kirk Green.The concert on Saturday, July 27th will feature Wendy Pederson and Jim Gaisor and the concert on Saturday, August 31st will feature Ariel Pocock. Concerts begin at 8 pm and the main gate opens at 7 pm. Guests are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks to enjoy during the show.
Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate the Completion of Recent Improvements at Deering Point
Join the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County Vice-Chairwoman and District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at Deering Point for the dedication of the completion of recent improvements at Deering Point, including the new restroom building and shelters.Deering Point is located at 17350 Old Cutler Road, adjacent to the C-100 Canal at the south end of the Deering Estate at Cutler.
Savage – An exhibit of art made by Zoo Miami animals for the benefit of animals
Enjoy and purchase art made by tigers, giraffes, elephants, birds, reptiles, and more to make a difference in animal conservation projects. Paintings will be available through silent auction and raffle and will be hosted by our very own Ron Magill!. Be sure to show up early for hors d'oeuvres from Taste of the Wild and animal encounters and stay for the food trucks
Zoo Miami and the South Florida Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (SFAAZK) present ''Savage'' an exhibit of art made by animals for the benefit of animals, on June 1, 2013 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Bakehouse Art Complex.
Miami-Dade County Parks and ZSF Announce Invitation to Negotiate for “Zoo Miami Entertainment Area” Plan
Miami-Dade County Parks, in partnership with the Zoological Society of Florida (ZSF), is proud to announce an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), which it is extending to the unprecedented coupling of both private and public developers, local and national, for the opportunity to create a multi-attraction entertainment destination on the grounds of Zoo Miami.
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!
May 13 - May 19
- Hungry for History: Secrets of Downtown
Join guide Michael Pearlman on a walking tour of Miami's best-kept secrets.
- Soccer 5 Miami for Kids
The Soccer 5 Academy is a developmental academy for Miami's kids ages 3-12 who wish to 'get in the game' of soccer in a fun, safe environment.
- Lincold Road Walk
Stroll the historic pedestrian walkway originally created by Carl Fisher in 1912 with historian Dr. Paul George.
- May 23 at Oak Grove Park
The purpose of this public meeting is to discuss the proposed development of a Haitian Community Center at Oak Grove Park.
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