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Miami-Dade County Parks kicks off National Park and Recreation Month with a July 4th Fireworks Celebration at Tropical Park

MIAMI ( June 27, 2022 )

July is National Park and Recreation Month, and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is celebrating with this year’s National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) theme “We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation!”. This month is the perfect time to see all that Miami-Dade Parks has to offer, highlighting how important it is to rise up and support park and recreation and the professionals who help to make our community stronger, more vibrant and more resilient.  

Miami-Dade County Parks kicks off Parks and Recreation Month at Tropical Park, July 4, 2022, with a 4th of July Fireworks Celebration.  The free event will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the park, located at 7900 SW 40 Street, Miami.  Bring along family and friends, a blanket and lawn chairs and settle in for an evening of good old-fashioned fun.
Activities will include a DJ, live musical performances, demonstrations by Parks partners, and a Kids’ Fun Zone with interactive activities and other fun lawn games. There will also be food truck vendors selling hamburgers, hot dogs, and other Independence Day favorites.  The event will conclude with a firework display at 8:45 p.m.  

The featured band is Latin Grammy-nominated “SonLokos.” The high-energy Cuban dance band gets crowds moving with an exhilarating repertoire of fiery Latin classics like “Fundamento” and “Yo No Soy Mentiroso,” along with original hits from their albums “Se Te Ve La Guagua (The Bus is Leaving Without You)” and “Locos Por El Son” (Crazy for The Son), nominated for Best Traditional Tropical Album at the 2015 Latin Grammys.

Patrons are advised to arrive early as on-site parking will be limited. 

Miami-Dade County Parks’ 2022 partners for the Independence Day Celebration at Tropical Park include Univision, Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins, Spooky Wonderland, Resilience Pod, Miami Eco Adventures, Soccer 5, Mundo Boxing, Gold Stirrups Academy, Bike 305, Canas Tennis, and TRI. 

The community is invited to share their experiences, memories, and stories about what parks and recreation means to them. Share your Parks story on our Miami-Dade Parks Facebook page or on Twitter or Instagram @miamidadeparks.

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About Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces:
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of more than 280 parks and 40,000+ acres of parks and natural areas, comprised of active, passive parklands and nature preserves. 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. 

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