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The Miami-Dade County Portal will be undergoing maintenance starting at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and for all of Sunday, May 4. Intermittent outages may be experienced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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July is National Parks & Recreation Month

There is plenty to do with family, friends, and even your dog at over 260 parks, available with outdoor fitness areas, skate ramps, nature adventures and more!

 

So, experience fresh air, nature and even a chance to win some great prizes starting July 1st. 

 

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Staying safe in pools this Summer

Summer is back and staying safe in a pool isn’t just about knowing how to swim, it includes ensuring your pool is safe. Take precautions now to ensure your pool doesn’t pose a risk for electrocution.

 

> Learn more about staying safe in pools
> Read the ABC news story: Surveillance Video Shows Children Shocked in Swimming Pool

Register for the Mayor's Cup Flag Football Tournament

Miami-Dade Parks will host a FREE county wide flag football tournament for kids ages 14 & under during the 1st Annual Miami Football Festival on July 26 at Tropical Park.

 

> Register here
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Register now for Summer Camps!

These fun and affordable camps, ranging from $40-$90 per week, are for children ages 6-14 and run June 9 - Aug. 15. Available at 31 convenient locations, there's bound to be one that unlocks the little adventurer in your child.

 

> Register Now! 
> Learn more about Fit2Play Summer Camps

News & Events

County's own CrossFit champ

Shawn RamirezDuring last week's 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games in Carson, California, County Parks employee and wellness guru Shawn Ramirez showcased his fitness skills, finishing first in the world in the 40-44 Masters Division for his performance over a series of workouts. Ramirez also finished first in the worldwide qualifier to reach the CrossFit Games. Congratulations to the County's wellness and fitness coordinator! Read some of his fitness advice on the 305fit website and get inspired to set records of your own.

New Arcola Lakes Park Senior Center

Senior residents of the Arcola Lakes community are invited to the park at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, for the dedication ceremony and a tour of the new facilities.

This new development marks Miami-Dade County Parks’ first recreational facility specifically built for seniors.

FEE-FREE ''P.L.A.Y.'' DAY at the Deering Estate

Deering EstateEnjoy FREE admission to the Deering Estate at Cutler on August 16 and September 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy complimentary admission as well as hands on science activities and historic house tours.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Zoofari Summer Camp

ZoofariKids, ages 4-13, can spend the summer at the Zoo interacting with animals and zookeepers.  Camps will be held June 16 – August 8, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with extended care available. Pre-registration is required and space is limited.

  • For more information call the Zoological Society of Florida at 305-255-5551 or visit Zoo Miami.

 

 

2014 Achievement Awards

NACoThe National Association of Counties (NACo) granted Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces with two 2014 Achievement Awards for its programs titled Youth Sports Championship Series and BIKE305.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. NACo promotes sound public policies, fosters county solutions and innovation, promotes intergovernmental and public-private collaboration and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.

 

Sign up & tell us what you think!

MapThe GreenLink, is an initiative to transform the land underneath Metrorail into a contiguous 10-mile walking/biking/exercise path and linear park, from Brickell Station to Dadeland South Station.

 

 

 

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!

 

 

Walkability in Miami-Dade County


The video focuses showing effects of health on creating a walkable neighborhood. It touches on the dangers of our city becoming car-centric.

In addition, the video shows how Miami already has neighborhoods based on walkable designs and community participation in the promotion of healthy neighborhoods. See this is a short public health video focused on Walkability in Miami-Dade County. 

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