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For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2015
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade Parks and IRS partner to provide free income tax help to qualifying taxpayers

(MIAMI, January 23, 2015) - The Miami-Dade County, Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help make income tax filing less taxing for qualified taxpayers. Now through the April 15 IRS tax-filing deadline, Miami-Dade County Parks will offer free income tax preparation services at four Technology Learning Centers (TLC) for older adults, people with disabilities and individuals with limited command of the English language. IRS certified volunteers will be on site to guide taxpayers in the preparation of basic tax returns and web-based tax preparation software. 

Miami-Dade County Parks’ four TLC tax preparation sites include:
• Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216 St., 305-255-2399 
• Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave., 305-388-4771
• Country Village Park, 6550 NW 188 Terr., 305-622-2594
• Arcola Lakes Park, 1301 NW 83 St., 305-836-5095

Launched in 2013 as an initiative of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, each TLC provides both youth and adults with free community access to computers, Wi-Fi and technology training. There are a total of 11 TLC sites located at 11 Miami-Dade parks.

For a complete listing of TLC sites and to stay up to date on all programs and future events presented by Miami-Dade County Parks, visit the Miami-Dade County Parks website.

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 active older adults 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 Miami 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

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.