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Miami-Dade Parks 90th anniversary celebrates with mega thrills, freebies, and special discounts during the county-wide “Day in the Park” event, March 2

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 This year, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department celebrates 90 years of inspiring people to Live A Park Life, and everyone is invited to the year-long party!  Visit the web page for a list of celebrations and be sure to mark your calendar for this mega family fun “Day in the Park” event on Saturday, March 2, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at park locations county-wide.

Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria I. Nardi said: "There is no question that Miami-Dade parks make lives better. Throughout these 90 years, the Parks Department has been there for families through the generations, providing opportunities to gather for high quality sports, recreation, community events, and environmental activities that identify our park systems' unique natural, cultural and historical heritage.  And this year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Miami Dade Parks Open Space Master Plan, a Board of County Commission unanimously approved plan that creates a seamless, sustainable, beautiful, accessible, equitable parks system that offers multiple benefits. Where when you step out from your front door onto a sidewalk, you have entered a park like realm connected by greenways, trails, waterways and complete streets that serve as linear parks. This shared vision would not be possible without our parks supporters and residents who want a more livable community through parks.  I encourage all to visit these Miami-Dade parks for “Day in the Park” and discover all the enjoyment that the Parks Department has to offer."

Miami-Dade Parks’ “Day in the Park” locations include:

Crandon Park, 6747 Crandon Blvd, Miami – Lot#4

Activities will take place at open space between Amusement Area and Crandon Gardens, and include:

  • Volunteer beach clean-up,  9 a.m.-noon
  • Free! Nature walks and a scavenger hunt, courtesy of EcoAdventures; games, carousel rides, roller-skating rink (bring your skates), music, and prizes (while supplies last).
  • Discounted chair and umbrella rentals, courtesy of Lighthouse Watersport Rentals.

Parking: $7

Greynolds Park, 16700 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach (East Greynolds Park)

Activities include:

  • Food truck vendors, courtesy of Miami Food Truck Events
  • Park history display
  • Free! Canoe tours, nature walks, and fishing clinic, courtesy of Ecoadventures; nature-based games and activities, popcorn, snow-cones, and music!
  • Discounted kayak rentals, courtesy of Al Fresco Fun
  • Agility course for dogs, courtesy of Bauser’s Pet Training

Parking: $2-hour

Haulover Beach Park, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami (Bill Bird Marina entrance)

Activities will take place at the kite field (marina parking lot area) and include:

  • Food truck vendors, courtesy of Miami Food Truck Events
  • Sea turtle display and activities, courtesy of EcoAdventures
  • Free! Music, a bounce house, games, popcorn, snow cones; and kids’ activities, courtesy of Miami Kids Collective.
  • Electric bike demos and discounted rentals, courtesy of Electribike
  • Discounted kites by Skyward Kites

Parking: free (at event area)

Homestead Bayfront Park, 9698 North Canal Drive, Homestead

Activities will take place at the A toll pool and include:

  • Free! Music DJ, live performances, and a bounce house.
  • Discounted kayak, canoe, and bike rentals
  • Discounted food at La Playa Grill

Parking: $7-car

Other Day in the Park locations will include Gwen Cherry Park  Miller Drive/RaicesNorth Trail, and South Dade Parks, with each park hosting its own unique activities. Information is forthcoming. Please contact the park of interest for updates.

Miami-Dade Parks also presents these signature celebrations on March 2:

“7th Annual Archaeology Day”, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave., Palmetto Bay

Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes: Archaeology demonstrations, activity booths provided by partner organizations, and walking tours of the natural areas. Admission: $10-adult, $7-child (ages 4-14); Free for kids age 3 and under.

 “29th Annual Asian Culture Festival” - Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead

Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and includes: Asian crafts, art, exotic music and dance, and vendors selling a tasty selection of authentic Far Eastern cuisine. Admission fee: $12-adult, $5-child (ages 6-12); Free for kids age 5 and under.

 About Miami-Dade Parks

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Miami-Dade Parks! Celebrate with us all year and follow us on

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or on our website for information on our year-long celebration and the latest news and updates from 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.

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To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters and/or any accommodations to participate in any Miami-Dade Parks-sponsored program or meeting, contact Mary Palacios, 305-755-7848,, at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request.  TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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