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Miami-Dade Parks cautions the use of floatation devices, inflatable rafts at public beaches

MIAMI (April 04, 2017)

The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is seeking cooperation from Floatnik Float Party organizers to encourage party goers not to bring any form of floatation device to any Miami-Dade County public beach as this is not a parks supervised program. Chapter 26 of the Code of Miami-Dade, Rule 16 states: “No person, minor or adult, shall enter or be in water at any bathing area wearing, carrying, pushing or towing any flotation device…”

“One of the benefits of living in South Florida is the ability to enjoy our beautiful weather and easy access to our beaches,” Parks Director George Navarrete shared. “While we want everyone to be able to enjoy our waters, abiding by park rules is paramount to ensuring that beach users are safe, that we remain good stewards of the environment and that we protect our natural areas.”

Miami-Dade Parks’ Park Security Officers and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Ocean Rescue Bureau will be monitoring the beaches and will be enforcing the rule.

For further information, contact the Parks Communications Office at 305.755.7884.