Get out and Play at Miami-Dade Parks During National Park & Recreation Month

Author  Laura Phillips

MIAMI – Game On! Lace up your sneakers and be part of the fun and games happening at Miami-Dade Parks as they celebrate July’s Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  The month-long nation-wide celebration raises awareness of the vital impact of parks and recreation and conservation and stewardship activities in improving lives and the environment.

national parkIn Miami-Dade, join the Parks Department at these special Park and Recreation Month activities:

Deering Estate offering $1 general admission – Saturdays & Sundays in July! 

Enjoy a guided Museum Tour at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m., scavenger hunts and outdoor games. More information here.

“Eco-Action Days” – Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon at various parks

Meet and engage with Miami-Dade Parks’ naturalists and engage in conservation-action driven projects that assist in restoring the park and its natural area. Meets at the park’s Nature Center.  See locations and dates listed below. For more information, visit the web page, call 305-666-5885 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“Summer Service Bash” at Amelia Earhart Park – Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-noon (check-in opens at 8:30 a.m.)

Join hundreds of volunteers who will lend a helping hand in various park beautification projects, such as landscaping, mulching, decorating rain barrels, and picking up trash throughout the park. For more information, visit Register here.

And we have so much more to celebrate and be proud of! Miami-Dade Parks is also in the midst of celebrating 90 years of inspiring people to Live A Park Life, since its founding in 1929, encourages everyone to get their game on and Live a Park Life! We share a history of significant contributions to our community’s well-being, from providing great places to play, get fit, and stay healthy to fostering new relationships and forging connections with nature; our close-to-home community park and recreation facilities provide essential services that better neighborhood living.

For more on Miami-Dade Parks’ Live a Park Life! And Park and Recreation Month happenings, visit the website.

NRPA also encourages park and recreation enthusiasts to share something new they’ve discovered with the hashtag #GameOnJuly.  To learn more, go to

Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria I. Nardi commented:  “As we get ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday this month and look for fun summertime outings, be sure to check out all that Miami-Dade Parks has to offer, from its beautiful parks, beaches, marinas, nature trails, golf courses and world-famous Zoo MiamiDeering Estate and Fruit & Spice Park. There so much to do to keep fit and active with Summer Camps that lets kids explore their favorite activities; Family Aquatic Centers that provide swim lessons, water exercise classes and fun water play areas; Active Older Adults programs for people age 55 plus; outdoor gyms; ballfields; and tennis, basketball and mini-pitch soccer courts; the list goes on and on.  90 years and going strong, our long-standing parks system shares a rich history of providing park and recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities and nature conservation initiatives. And it’s all thanks to the service and input of our dedicated park stewards, working alongside our Parks Department in the development of the Parks and Open Space Master Plan with the focus on rejuvenating, connectivity and sustainability. Together we are making great strides in creating a vibrant parks system that improves neighborhood living and better connects people and parks for life!”