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For Immediate Release:
July 01, 2013
Media Contact:
Doris Howe

Miami-Dade County Parks Celebrates the Fourth of July With a Free Concert, Free Fireworks and Discounted Zoo Miami Admission

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department will celebrate Independence Day throughout Miami-Dade County with a diverse menu of park entertainment for families, residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy, including a free concert at Oak Grove Park, free fireworks at Black Point Marina and discounted admission at Zoo Miami:

$5 Days at Zoo Miami
July 4-7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (entrance gates/ticket booths close at 4:00 p.m.)
Location:  Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd Street, Miami.
Call: 305-251-0400
Cost: Special discounted rate of $5

"Tropical Nights" FREE Concert
Featuring Kompa music sensation The Klass Band - Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
July 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Oak Grove Park, 690 NE 159th Street, Miami
Call: 305.944.8670
Cost: Free!

Independence Day Fireworks Display - FREE
July 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Location: Black Point Marina, 24775 SW 87th Avenue, Miami.
Call: 305-258-4092
Cost:  Free!

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and 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 12,825 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 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
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