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Registration underway for Miami-Dade Parks "Fit2Play" and "Fit2Lead's Youth Enrichment & Sports" after-school programs

MIAMI (August 07, 2017)

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve the lives of Miami-Dade’s youth, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department invites parents to enroll their kids in one of two specialized programs.  The “Fit2Play™: Health, Wellness, and Physical Activity” after-school program, for ages 6-14, is nationally-acclaimed and designed to help children discover the “fun” in fitness and develop healthy habits for a lifetime.  Kids will stay fit with fully-supervised activities focused on fitness, nutrition, and wellness, and developing their appreciation of nature, science, and the cultural arts.,

Fit2Play™ will be held Monday - Friday, 2 - 6 p.m., August 21, 2017 through June 8, 2018, throughout the school year and school vacation breaks, at 25 Miami-Dade park locations

Program fees range from $25-$35 per week. Financial assistance may be available to qualifying families based on the availability of funds. Miami-Dade County Parks also offers transportation from select schools to park sites, for an additional charge, making the program all the more convenient for parents. 

Returning for a second season is Miami-Dade Parks’ “Fit2Lead Youth Enrichment & Sports (Y.E.S.)” program, for ages 12-14. The program is presented in collaboration with the Department of Juvenile Services and local universities. Its aim is to empower youth through sports and recreation – where they will learn life and leadership skills through personal, academic, career, and citizenship enrichment activities.

Fit2Lead Y.E.S. is offered free of charge during the regular school calendar year, Monday - Friday, 4 - 7 p.m., at 10 county parks. Transportation from the student’s school to the park may be available, depending on the location.

For more information about Miami-Dade Parks’ Fit2Play™ after-school program, including a listing of participating parks, visit the web page or call 3-1-1.

For more information about Miami-Dade Parks’ Fit2Lead Y.E.S after-school program, visit the web page

Fit2Play™ partners and sponsors include: AvMed; National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA); Santa’s Enchanted Forest; The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade; and The Assurant Foundation.

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.