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During National Safe Boating Week Miami-Dade Parks urges boaters to plan ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend

MIAMI (May 12, 2017)

If you boat, your goal for the Memorial Day holiday weekend may fit in somewhere between catching the "big fish" and taking in the scenery, while cruising the waterways.

It’s no coincidence that National Safe Boating Week (May 20-26) is just ahead of this holiday to remind boaters to inspect their vessel to make sure all equipment is in good, serviceable condition and that life jackets are on board. Among the things to keep in mind before heading out to launch, is that this popular boating weekend, can easily translate into long lines, long waits and lack of parking. 

To avoid delays, the Miami-Dade Parks, County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department urges boaters to first contact its marinas for updates on important information, such as:
•Best time to launch in order to avoid delays
•Updates on traffic and parking conditions
•Availability and affordability of short-term wet slips for the holiday weekend

Boaters are also encouraged to sign up for free Miami-Dade Marina SMS Alerts. This service keeps boaters up-to-date on such issues as hazardous weather conditions and boat ramp closures and re-openings, via text alerts to their email or mobile phone.  For registration details visit the web page.

Miami-Dade Parks' six full-service marinas offer exciting resort-like amenities, such as wet slips, dry storage, boat ramps, transient dockage, fuel, bait & tackle, boat rentals, diving, and landing facilities. All to provide patrons with the best possible boating experience.

Remember, calling ahead and advance planning is best. For a complete list of Miami-Dade Marinas visit the Miami-Dade Parks web page.

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 and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. 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.