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For Immediate Release:
June 27, 2011

Media Contact:
Doris Howe

Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Advises Boaters to Call Ahead Before Heading to Marinas for Holiday Weekend

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Fourth of July holiday weekend is one of the most popular times for boating. The Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department, which manages Miami-Dade County's six full-service marinas, urges boaters to avoid long waits and help ease traffic congestion by contacting their favorite marina for updates on these important topics, before heading out to launch:

  • Traffic and parking condition updates
  • The best times to launch and avoid a long wait
  • Affordable holiday weekend short-term wet slip availability and rates

Marina staff helps to make launching and recovery as smooth as possible, however demand is high during holiday weekends and parking space is limited for vehicles with boat trailers. Calling ahead and planning in advance will help make a boater's long holiday weekend successful, fun and safe. 

Here is the contact information for each of Miami-Dade Parks' full-service marinas:

Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park
10800 Collins Ave.
Miami, FL 33154

Black Point Marina
24775 SW 87th Ave.
Cutler Ridge, FL 33032

Crandon Park Marina
4000 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Herbert Hoover Marina at
Homestead Bayfront Park
9698 SW 328 St.
Homestead, FL 33033

Matheson Hammock Park Marina
9610 Old Cutler Rd.
Miami, FL 33156

Pelican Harbor Marina
1275 NE 79th St.
Miami, FL 33138

About the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 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 Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1 or visit Miami-Dade Parks.


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