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Haulover Beach Park extending "Dog Beach Days"

MIAMI (August 13, 2015)

By popular demand, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has extended “Dog Beach Days” at Haulover Beach Park to seven days a week, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., through Labor Day Weekend. This dog-friendly park activity, sponsored by Miami-Dade District 4 Commissioner Sally A. Heyman, offers a unique opportunity for dogs and their owners to swim and play together in a designated beach recreation area. The site is located on the south end of the park between Lifeguard Towers #2 and #3 (directly across from the park’s 3.3-acre dog park).

“Dog Beach Days is another great recreational activity that is enhancing the visitor experience at this outstanding beachfront park and is making Miami-Dade a more vibrant place to live and play,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

“We have a large community of dog owners who use our Parks’ dog recreation areas,” said Commissioner Heyman. “The success of Dog Beach Days allows us to extend their summertime fun to seven days a week through Labor Day, September 7.”

After September 7, the dog beach area will resume its regular operating schedule of 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

“I encourage Haulover Park Beach-goers to take the family dog out to these specially added beach days,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys. “Running and playing in the sand and surf is another great way for both people and their dogs to bond and be active outdoors.”

Dog owners are reminded, though the beach recreation area for dogs has its own showers and drinking fountain, to bring along plenty of water to keep their pets hydrated. In addition, a beach attendant will be available to provide information and make sure that everyone is having a good time.

Parking is located in Lots #3 and #4.  The regular daily parking rate per car is $5 on weekdays, $7 on weekends / holidays; and per bus/RV is $15 on weekdays / weekends. Guests visiting the designated program area or the dog park will receive a discounted parking rate of $2 per car (NOTE: Must be accompanied by a dog to receive the discount and discounted rate not applicable for buses or RV’s).

Haulover Beach Park, located at 10800 Collins Ave., Miami, is a designated Miami-Dade “Heritage Park,” for its vital role in this community's history, environment and recreational and cultural experiences.  For directions and park information, visit the Haulover Beach Park web page or call 305-947-3525.” 

 


Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.