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For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2013
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade County Parks Announces: New Adult Recreation Classes at the Women’s Park


The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department announces that The Women’s Park (10251 W. Flagler Street, Miami) is offering these fun and energizing fitness and art classes for adults, now through December 20, 2013: 

MONDAYS

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing – Learn a Variety of Social Dances

Improve your “footwork” and social skills while getting some light exercise. Cost:  $10/class. 

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Knitting - Basic to Intermediate

Whether you want to make a one-of-a-kind piece or just learn the basics, this class is for you. Cost: $5/ class. 

TUESDAYS 

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Stretching – Relaxing Moves to Stay Healthy

Enjoy a mix of yoga and stretching for all ages. Cost:  $5/class. 

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tai-Chi – Learn Basic Tai-Chi Moves

Get moving while you practice the basics of Tai-Chi in a beautiful setting. Cost:  Free.

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Reiki Circle – Natural Therapy

Enjoy some relaxing time with others while channeling your positive energy. Cost:  Free. 

Wednesdays 

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Basic Art – Painting, Drawing and Sketching 

Learn to express your artistic side with basic skills such as perspective, distance and balance. Cost:  $5/class. 

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced Painting – Portraits and Still Life

Work toward completing your own unique masterpiece using a variety of mediums. Cost: $10/class. 

All classes take place in the halls of the Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Women’s History Gallery.  Classes, days and times are subject to change. To register for one of these new adult recreation classes at The Women’s Park, call 305-480-1717 or e-mail thewomenspark@miamidade.gov. 

About The Women’s Park:

The Women’s Park, founded June 16, 1992, was the first park dedicated to women in the United States. It was created to honor all women past, present, and future for their contributions to the betterment of the quality of life in Miami-Dade County. Members of the Women’s Park Founder’s Committee include Roxcy O’Neal Bolton (“Mother of the Park”), Bonnie Lano Rippingille, Molly Turner, Teresa Zorilla Clark, Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Leona H. Cooper, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Elaine Gordon, Monna Lighte, Helen Miller, and Silvia Unzueta. 

This beautiful 15-acre lakeside park features a walking path, a picnic pavilion, the Leona Ferguson Cooper Playground for children, and the Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Women’s History Gallery. 

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

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.