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For Immediate Release:
May 30, 2012

Media Contact:
Edith Torres


Free Parking at Miami-Dade Parks for Parks Foundation Members

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Parks Foundation members will receive an additional perk just in time for the summer months.  Beginning June 1 through August 31, 2012, existing and new Parks Foundation members will be able to park for free at all Miami-Dade Parks' locations, excluding marinas.  Popular park locations with parking tolls include: Crandon Park, Haulover Beach Park, Matheson Hammock Park, Greynolds and East Greynolds Parks, and Amelia Earhart Park.

Parks Foundation members must simply show their member card and photo ID to the parking toll-booth attendant and they will be allowed to park for free all summer long.

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, its mission, programs, and services.  Memberships to the Parks Foundation not only helps support the Miami-Dade Parks system, but also provides valuable benefits to card holders, such as free shelter rentals, discounts to programs and park attractions, free entrances to VIP parties and special events, and varying limited-time offer benefits, such as free parking in the summer. 

For more information on the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, or to become a member, please visit the website.

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's effort 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.

About Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, 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 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 Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For more information about Miami-Dade Parks, call 3-1-1.


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