News Release Header
For Immediate Release:
December 12, 2012

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Find Special Values on Fun, Health-Minded and Adventure-Filled Gifts for All on Your Holiday List at Miami-Dade County Parks' Online ''Parkstore''

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Get creative this holiday season and consider looking "outside the box" at the whole gift-giving scene.  Treat that special someone to 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 online at, such as  Miami-Dade Parks' exciting EcoAdventuresTM Tours that include an Everglades backcountry swamp tromp and a kayak fishing excursion,  discount tickets to Zoo Miami, a "Pelican Island Skipper" boat cruise on Biscayne Bay, trap and skeet rounds at Trail Glades Range. There's also all-inclusive tennis, golf and soccer packages, and much, much, more.

Other fabulous Parkstore gifts include a trip to the lush botanical gardens of Miami-Dade County Parks' Fruit and Spice Park with samplings of exotic edibles, and a trip back in time to Miami's earlier days on a tour of the historic Deering Estate at Cutler, the homestead of pioneer Charles Deering.  There's also the option to 'go green' with "Adopt-A-Park" or "Adopt-A-Tree" packages, so your loved one can 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.  All of these great non-traditional holiday gift options are just a click away at Miami-Dade County Parks' Parkstore, by visiting

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces 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 County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 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 County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts 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.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit

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.


# # #


275 NW 2nd Street, 3rd Floor Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 755-7842