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Paralympic Experience coming to Tropical Park, March 9

Miami HEAT Wheels players - Paralympic Experience coming to Tropical Park, March 9

Individuals with physical and visual disabilities and their parents, friends, and supporters are invited to come out to Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St., Miami, on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for the Paralympic Experience. The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, as a Paralympic Sport Club, presents the event in conjunction with several of its local Paralympic partners.  Admission is free and open to the public.

This multi-adapted sports event is meant to encourage individuals with physical and visual disabilities to retain an active lifestyle, experience a variety of adaptive sports first-hand, and be inspired by the athletes and coaches they’ll meet.

The day will feature wheelchair basketball, archery, boccia, wheelchair tennis, and beep baseball.  Lunch will be provided.  Miami-Dade Parks’ famed Miami HEAT Wheels wheelchair basketball team (2015 NWBA National Champions) will also make the scene with exciting Paralympic sports action.

Paralympic athletes from all over South Florida turn out for this adapted sports event. They are of all  ages and ability levels, including military veterans.

Adapted sports participants are advised to register in advance of the event date. Register here to attend. For for more information, contact Jody Cox at 305-234-1673 or

For directions to Tropical Park, visit the web page or call 305-226-8315.

Partner agencies for the 2019 Paralympic Experience” include Barbosa Tennis, City of Miami Parks & Recreation, Coloplast, FIU Recreational Therapy Club, Jackson Health System, Leisure Access Foundation, Team Paradise Sailing Miami, and The Woody Foundation.

The Miami-Dade County Parks Disability Services division promotes the involvement of persons with disabilities in all Miami-Dade County Parks’ services and activities.  As both a Paralympic Sports Club and BlazeSports Club they train persons with physical and visual impairments desiring to engage in recreational and competitive adaptive sports.  For more information visit the web page.

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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.

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,, at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request.  TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

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