News Release Header
For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2011

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Look ''Outside the Box'' for Holiday Gifts at Miami-Dade Parks' Online Parkstore

Find fun, health-minded & adventure-filled gifts for everyone on your list at special values!

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Finding the perfect holiday gift takes some thought and imagination.  This year, consider looking "outside the box" at the whole gift-giving scene and give that special someone fun, health-minded and adventure-packed gifts that they'll remember for years to come from the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department.  You'll find plenty of exciting gift options for everyone on your holiday gift-giving list when you visit Miami-Dade County Parks' Parkstore, such as  an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Zoo Miami, a catamaran cruise on Biscayne Bay, an Everglades airboat ride and swamp tromp,  trap and skeet rounds at Trail Glades Range, a backcountry kayak fishing trip, and all-inclusive tennis, golf and soccer packages, and much, much more.  

At a time when many folks are opting out of those expensive holiday getaways and looking for creative ways to spend time with family and friends, Parkstore helps you find ways to create memorable moments right here in your community. There's so much to do and see, with wilderness treks, snorkeling and stargazing outings to extreme sports experiences like wakeboarding, skateboarding, kayaking, paintball and Boot Camps.  Miami-Dade Parks' own Eco-Adventure Tours take you away from hectic city life and lets you explore the natural wonders and wildlife of our preserves and coastal waterways. You may opt to treat your taste buds to samplings of exotic edibles during a trip to the lush botanical gardens of our Fruit and Spice Park or take trip back in time to Miami's earlier days on a tour of the historic homestead of pioneer Charles Deering at the Deering Estate at Cutler.

For the true nature-lover on your list, the Parkstore offers the option to 'go green' with Adopt-A-Park or Adopt-A-Tree packages that allows them to be part of a living legacy that they can enjoy for years to come. 

The Parkstore site is easy to browse and major credit cards are accepted.  Purchases are shipped to the customer within a week and the option for overnight delivery is available at an additional charge.  

Start your own unique holiday gift-giving tradition with family and friends this year with all these great non-traditional holiday gift options available at Miami-Dade County Parks' Parkstore.

About Miami-Dade Parks:
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.

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-755-7848.

Miami-Dade Parks' Disability Services office will order information in accessible formats and provide information on access for persons with disabilities.  In order to do this, it is imperative that you send a copy of the item you are printing to:  Miami-Dade Parks' Disability Services, 275 NW 2nd St., Suite 507, Miami, FL  33128.


# # #