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For Immediate Release:
March 25, 2015
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Free family fishing event at Tropical Park, April 18


(MIAMI, March 25, 2015) – Fishing is a great outdoor activity that the entire family can enjoy. Here’s a great opportunity for all to rediscover this favorite sport and pastime and have a “reel” fun family-day that’s absolutely free. Tropical Park is hosting the first annual “Vamos a Pescar Miami” (Let's Go Fishing Miami) event from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Everyone is encouraged to bring along a fishing pole. The event includes recreational and educational fishing as well as boating activities, taking place at the park’s north lake. 

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is presenting the event, in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC); Vamos a Pescar.Org; Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Guy Harvey Oceans Foundation; “Pescando en los Cayos” TV show; and MiraTV.

Activities will include:

• Fishing/Boating Skills Clinics
• FWC Law Enforcement Presentations
• Sport Shooting Education and Daisy® Inflatable BB Gun Range
• Wildlife Presentations
• Food Truck Vendors
• Live Music by “Havana Soul”

Tropical Park is located at 7900 SW 40 St., Miami. For more information about this event, contact Ernie Lynk at elynk@miamidade.gov or call 305-365-3018.

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
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. For information about Miami-Dade County Parks visit their website or call 3-1-1.

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. Visit the Parks Foundation website for more information.

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