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Miami-Dade Parks' Marinas hosting free National Marina Day festivities on Saturday, June 11

MIAMI (May 25, 2016)

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 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 boating. 

Visitors will have an opportunity to meet with the marina managers and boaters and tour the marina facilities. In addition, other water and landside activities will take place at the various marinas: 

Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park  • 10800 Collins Ave., Miami • (305) 947-3525

FREE – Vessel safety checks by the USCG Auxiliary and safe boating literature on hand (All day). 

Black Point Marina • 24775 SW 87th Ave., Miami  • (305) 258-4092                      

FREE - Safe boating literature provided by the Monica Burguera Foundation (All day). 

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

FREE – Vessel safety checks by the USCG Auxiliary and safe boating literature provided by the Monica Burguera Foundation (All day). 

Herbert Hoover Marina at Homestead Bayfront Park • 9698 SW 328 St., Homestead • (305) 230-3033

FREE – Vessel safety checks by the USCG Auxiliary and safe boating literature (All day).  Meet representatives from the Youth Fishing Foundation and Biscayne National Park. 

Matheson Hammock Marina • 9610 Old Cutler Rd., Miami  • (305) 665-5475

FREE – Vessel safety checks by the USCG Auxiliary and safe boating literature on hand (All day). 

Pelican Harbor Marina • 1275 NE 79th St., Miami • (305) 754-9330

FREE – Vessel safety checks by the USCG Auxiliary, safe boating literature on hand, tours of the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, and kayak and sailing rides (All day). 

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 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 that anyone can enjoy. 

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

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.