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For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade County Parks to Host a Free Health Fair at the Women's Park on Saturday, March 22


(MIAMI, March 12, 2014) - As part of its ongoing efforts to encourage local families to stay active outdoors and live healthier lives, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will host a free Health Fair on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at The Women’s Park, located at 10251 W. Flagler Street in Miami. The event will provide residents with direct access to important health and wellness resources, as well as information on fun, recreational activities that they can enjoy with their families. 

Participating exhibitors will include: Baptist Health South Florida, Florida Department of Health, Humana, Jessica Spain Vegan Advocate, MJ Medical and Dental, Miami-Dade Parks’ Eco AdventuresTM, Miami-Dade County Police Department, Office of the State Attorney, South Florida Girl Scout Council, Tai Chi with Annie, The Women’s Park Stretching Class and Reiki Circle, and Walgreens. 

For more information about the Health Fair and other activities at The Women’s Park, call 305-480-1717 or e-mail thewomenspark@miamidade.gov. 

To stay up to date on all future Miami-Dade County Parks events, visit us on the web at www.miamidade.gov/parks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/miamidadeparks; and follow us on Twitter @miamidadeparks. You can also see past events on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/miamidadeparks.

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

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