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Free National Marina Day festivities coming to Miami-Dade Parks' marinas, June 10

MIAMI (May 25, 2017)

With magnificent breezy waterfront views and easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, the Inter-coastal Waterways and Biscayne Bay, it’s no wonder that boat-lovers from near and far call Miami a “boater’s paradise.”

If you’re a resident or visitor and you haven’t tried boating yet, mark your calendar for National Marina Day, Saturday, June 10, 2017. The annual celebration aims to give non-boaters a taste of the boating lifestyle and  will allow you to experience the “blueways” of Parks and the affordable family-friendly on-the-water fun. 

On this day, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s six public marinas, Bill Bird, Black Point, Crandon, Herbert Hoover, Matheson, and Pelican Harbor, will be hosting activities that are designed to encourage boaters to get out on the water and bring a non-boater along to share the experience.

Visitors will have an opportunity to get acquainted with marina managers and veteran boaters, tour the marina facilities and see how marinas promote the safe enjoyment of our waterways and practice environmental stewardship. There will be free vessel safety checks by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and safe boating information.

For more information, contact the County marina of your choice found here.

Miami-Dade Parks Marinas offer full-service resort-like marina amenities, such as wet slips, dry storage, boat ramps, transient dockage, fuel, bait & tackle, boat rentals, diving and landing facilities.

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. 

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.