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Tropical Park Equestrian Center poised for growth

MIAMI (October 26, 2016)

Miami-Dade County and its Parks department, in their efforts to bring more world-class recreational opportunities to residents and visitors, is leading the charge to bring polo, one of the most exciting fast-paced horseback riding team sports, to Tropical Park’s Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center. Qualified individuals, who are interested in partnering with the County in developing programs and services geared toward this effort, are invited to attend the upcoming Industry Day meeting listed below. Please note that this meeting is solely for the purpose of collecting equestrian industry assessment and feedback and is not a request to submit proposals.

Tropical Park Industry Day
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 3-5 p.m.
Tropical Park - Mary Abreu Community Center
7900 SW 40 St., Miami
Contact: Miami-Dade Parks’ David Tetteh at 305-755-7851 or David.Tetteh@miamidade.gov

About the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center at Tropical Park
The Equestrian Center at Tropical Park currently hosts nearly 36 equestrian events each year, with competitions featuring Arabian, hunter/jumpers, Western-style, Paso Finos, and other breeds. In addition, the facility hosts three state and local dog shows, as well as the annual Miami International Agriculture, Cattle and Horse Show, a three-day event which drew approximately 30,000 visitors from around the world.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.

Special Note: Ordinance No. 16-58 • New park rules banning polystyrene (Styrofoam) products in parks & beaches
Beginning July 1, 2017, all polystyrene products (Styrofoam) will be banned in parks and beaches. The ordinance prohibits persons from bringing any polystyrene item onto park property, such as coolers, plates, bowls, cups, lids, to-go containers, cutlery, tableware, boxes, bags, wrappings and others.