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For Immediate Release:
August 06, 2013
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade County Parks Helping Older Adults to Stay Active and Young at Heart

Free Active Adults Program offered to Miami-Dade residents, age 55+ at 14 local


According to the National Institutes of Health, older adults who engage in even moderate exercise can improve their health and well-being.  The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, through its efforts to encourage older adults to discover the joy and benefits of staying physically active through their years,  invites residents age 55+ to participate in the free Active Adults Program offered at 14 Miami-Dade Parks locations. 

The program offers a wide variety of recreational activities for all fitness levels including: Masters Tennis, Snag Golf, Yoga, Tai Chi, Line Dancing, and Walking Clubs. In addition, there are excursions to local art museums, concerts, sporting events, and attractions such as Zoo Miami, the Redlands Fruit and Spice Park and the Deering Estate at Cutler.

Activities vary per park.  Stop by or call any of the participating Miami-Dade Parks locations listed below:

Arcola Lakes Park
1301 NW 83 St.
305-836-5095

Continental Park
10000 SW 82 Ave.
305-274-9666

Country Village Park
6550 NW 188 Ter.
305-622-2594

Deerwood Bonita
Lakes Park
14445 SW 122 Ave.
305-234-1660

Goulds Park
11350 SW 216 St.
305-255-2399

Gwen Cherry Park
7090 NW 22 Ave.
305-694-4889

Highland Oaks Park
20300 NE 24 Ave.
305-932-2164

Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Park
6160 NW 32 Ct.
305-633-2044

North Trail Park
780 NW 127 Ave.
305-207-2420

Ruben Dario Park
9825 W. Flagler St.
305-222-2194

South Dade Park
28151 SW 164 Ave.
305-274-9453

Tropical Estates Park
10201 SW 48 St.
305-226-5782

West Perrine Park
10301 SW 170 Ter.
305-235-2053

Westwind Lakes Park
6805 SW 170 Ter.
305-380-9106

For more information about Miami-Dade County events and activities visit www.facebook.com/miamidadeparks or www.miamidade.gov/parks.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor's Sustained Excellence Award and 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 www.miamidade.gov/parks/.

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 www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation.

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