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For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade County Parks Marinas Hosting Free ''National Marina Day'' Festivities on Saturday


(MIAMI, June 11, 2014) — Saturday, June 14, 2014, is National Marina Day.  On this day, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s six public marinas will be hosting a variety of free activities that are designed to encourage boaters and non-boaters alike to get out on the water and enjoy the boating lifestyle this summer.

Here’s a look at some of the fun activities that are planned:

Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park

Meet and greet with marina managers and boaters – Includes refreshments, question/answer session and a facility tour (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.).

10800 Collins Ave., Miami - (305) 947-3525 

Black Point Marina

Safe boating practices presented by the Monica Burguera Foundation (All day).

24775 SW 87th Ave., Miami - (305) 258-4092 

Crandon Park Marina

Safe boating practices presented by Ozzie’s Angels and USCG Auxiliary, hurricane and text alert information and bag give-a-ways (All day).

4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne - (305) 361-1281            

Herbert Hoover Marina at Homestead Bayfront Park

Meet and greet with marina managers and boaters, facility tours, hurricane information, and a special menu for visitors dining at La Playa Grill (All day).

9698 SW 328 St., Homestead - (305) 230-3033 

Matheson Hammock Marina

Free boat inspections by USCG Auxiliary (All day).

9610 Old Cutler Rd., Miami - (305) 665-5475

Pelican Harbor Marina

Safe boating practices presented by Ozzie’s Angels, free boat inspections by USCG Auxiliary,  paddleboard demos, free sailing rides, free tours of the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, and free boat rides to Pelican Island (All day).

1275 NE 79th St., Miami - (305) 754-9330 

National Marina Day began in 2001 as a grassroots effort of the Association of Marina Industries (AMI), a nonprofit membership organization dedicated exclusively to the marina industry.  The intent of the observance is to introduce the public to boating through on-water and landside activities at marinas in every corner of the country.  The type of event that each marina holds is unique, but has the purpose of celebrating boating as a fun-filled, affordable activity than anyone can enjoy. 

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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.liveaparklife.org.

 

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