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Discover the power of play at the Deering Estate as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month

MIAMI (June 29, 2017)

Summer is here, which means it's time to get your play on! In celebration of Park of Recreation Month, admission to the Deering Estate on Sunday, July 16th is only $1.00 for ages 4 and older. Guests of all ages and abilities can enjoy a variety of activities at Deering Discovery Day.

Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), highlights all the ways parks and recreation has the power to transform our daily lives. From providing us places to play, get fit and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging a connection with nature, our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services and improve quality of life.

NRPA is celebrating the month by hosting a weekly contest encouraging people to show them why play is so important in their lives. Visit the website for more information on how to participate. Entries can be submitted via the hashtag #NRPAPlayChallenge. NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly. 

About the Deering Estate
The 450+ acre Deering Estate is an environmental, archaeological and historical preserve. From canoe tours to butterfly walks and guided Historic House Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy. The Estate is part of the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department, which manages the Estate on behalf of the State of Florida. Discover More art, culture, history, science, preservation, conservation and ecology at the Deering Estate today!

About The National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.