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For Immediate Release:
March 21, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade Marina SMS Alerts now Available for Boaters

(MIAMI, March 21, 2014) - The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department invites boaters to sign up for the new Miami-Dade Marina SMS Alerts service. The application provides instant alerts to hazardous weather conditions, as well as boat ramp closures and re-openings, so boaters can better plan and prepare for their day out on the water. 

To register for Miami-Dade Marina SMS Alerts visit and enter your name, phone number and e-mail address on the form. You may select to receive information on any or all six Miami-Dade County Parks Marinas. Upon completion you will receive an e-mail confirming your enrollment for this service. 

You may also complete your registration by phone texting the words "Join MDSMS" to number 34292 from the registered mobile phone. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text confirmation. Standard message and data rates may apply to each text message sent or received, and other charges may apply as defined in your wireless service rate plan. Please contact your wireless carrier for pricing plans and details. 

You may also Opt-Out of this service at any time by phone texting "STOP" to short code 34292. Opt-Outs online will receive an e-mail confirmation and those by phone with a text confirmation.  Please note that you may receive SMS notification messages while the system is updating. 

For more information, visit Miami-Dade Parks on the web at

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

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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