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Kendall Indian Hammocks Parks to host 14th annual Family Festival of Arts and Games for children and young adults with disabilities and their families

MIAMI (January 30, 2017)

Saddle up for the 14th annual Family Festival of Arts and Games - ‘Happy Trails’ on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, located at 11395 SW 79th St., Miami (near shelter 1 & 2). The event is presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces department’s Disability Services in partnership with Villa Lyan Academy and Adult Program and The Roxy Theater Group.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants with disabilities enrolled in Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services Out-of-School programs and its event partners’ programs will join their families for fun, interactive activities that involve adaptive art, music, dance, sports, fitness, and more!

Activities will include:
•Adaptive sports⁄fitness presented by Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services
•Theatre performances⁄dance lesson led by The ROXY Theatre Group
•Miami Marlins ‘Play Ball’ interactive games
•Pinch-a-Pot⁄potter wheel demonstrations by the Ceramic League of Miami
•Visit from “McGruff” – The Crime Dog (Miami-Dade Crime Prevention mascot)
•Miami-Dade Police information⁄helicopter on display
•Free samples of healthy spices/coconut water provided by BADIA Spices, Inc.
•Snacks provided by C&L Party Express⁄CiCi’s Pizza
•Goodie bags provided by PROVIDENCE Health Care Services
•Also, fun rides, games, a bounce house, a carousel, a bungee jump, and a bull ride!

About Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services
Miami-Dade Parks welcomes persons with disabilities in all of its facilities, programs and events. Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services offers programs exclusively for children and adults with disabilities led by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. It also offers an Inclusion Initiative to assist persons with disabilities in participating in any program or activity in the Parks system. 

Who:
Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services, Villa Lyan Academy and The Roxy Theatre Group
What:
14th annual Family Festival of Arts and Games - 'Happy Trails' ...for children and young adults with disabilities and their families
When:
February 04, 2017 — 10:00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m.
Where:
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79th St., Miami (near shelter 1 & 2)
Editor's Note:
This event is not open to the general public. News media representatives are invited to come out to interview/photograph families enjoying adaptive family-fun activities and share in the experience.