Live a Parklife at Miami-Dade Parks. We Make Fitness FunTime to shape up! We love being fit, and helping others to get fit in unconventional ways that break up the routine of the monotonous workout, is our specialty. At our outdoor gyms you¹ll find unforgettable experiences to help make living a healthy lifestyle a lot of fun. Here are just a few options we¹re offering to help you get started.
Wakeboarding is one of the most exhilarating and popular extreme water sports around and it's making a splash at Amelia Earhart Park. The 91-acre crystal blue lake offers the thrill of flying on water with Wakeboarding, Waterskiing, Knee Boarding and Bare Footing lessons taught by champion coaches of the Miami Wakeboard Cable Complex. Open to novices and the experienced, for kids and adults; all equipment and gear is provided. Fees vary.
The sandy white beaches at Matheson Hammock Park and Crandon Park are great places to relax, play and swim; and their waters are prime spots for Kite-Boarding. Matheson's active breezes and calm, shallow bayside waters make launching easy. It's a great beach for beginner, or those who simply enjoy a peaceful practice session. Crandon's open ocean and waves offer challenging sails for wind warriors. Equipment rentals and lessons are offered at the beachside water sports concessions.
Mountain Biking at Amelia Earhart Park will take you off the beaten path and onto a woodland mountain-bike trail that's 5.5 miles of tracks with challenging slopes and runs. Bike as long as you want; access to the trails is free.
Fitness Boot Camps
Fitness Boot Camps are fun, created for all fitness levels, and will produce the results you are looking for, as they work all the muscle groups. Enjoy the workout on your own, with friends, or even with the kids, because family programs are offered too. Miami-Dade Parks has more than 9 different fitness boot camp-programs around the County, at Tropical Park, AD Barnes Park, Tamiami Park, Hammocks Community Park, *South Dade Park and Kendall Soccer Park.
Sport Shooting & Paintball
Experience the shooting sports at the Trail Glades Sport Shooting Range, just minutes from the turnpike at Tamiami Trail and Chrome Ave. The range offers a 35-position, 7-to-50-yard pistol range; a 32 position, 25-to-100-yard rifle range; six trap-and-skeet fields, which include a five-stand operation station; one international skeet field; and 50-yard practical range with 6-to-8 positions. Also offered, are safe shooter classes and range accommodations for law enforcement groups. Fees vary.
Homestead Air Reserve Park is now offering the adrenalin pumping action-adventure sport of Paintball. Whether you're a first-timer or a veteran competitor hooked on that Technicolor crossfire, the professionals who operate the park's Big Shot Paintball Fields, offer a complete paintballing experience for players ages 8 and up, with two outdoor fields equipped with inflatable bunkers for tactical maneuvers, and all-inclusive play packages that provide all the necessary gear, including a mask, paintball pistol, hopper, chest protector, paintballs, and choice of CO2 or pressurized-air tank. Participants also receive basic instruction and safety tips prior to play.
Soccer 5 Miami
Get In The Game at Soccer 5 Miami, Miami's "Premier Mini Soccer Experience" located at the Kendall Soccer Complex, a brand new custom built facility at Tropical Park and soon to be Amelia Earhart Park. Learn, improve, and enjoy soccer at The Soccer 5 Kids Academy featuring 4G turf, bounce-back boards and cage nets, so the ball is always in play.
Safe, Great Learning, All Action, All Goals, Soccer 5 - Kids, Get in the game!
Get your motocross on. Bicycle Motocross Racing (BMX) is thrilling to watch and even more exhilarating to do. Miami South BMX at Pine Ridge Park is a clay track with steep inclines and banked turns that makes for a challenging course. They will even let you try BMX Racing for free before purchasing the license and equipment. Participants can also earn free-race coupons
Swimming is great exercise, much easier on your body than running and other impact sports. Miami-Dade Parks offers several great public swimming facilities that offer swimming and water exercise for all ages. Pool lifts are available at all pools. There are swimming pools in Miami-Dade County operated by the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department that are open all year: AD Barnes Park, Helen Sands, Palm Springs North, Rockway, Tamiami.
Skateboarding is fun and one of the fastest growing sports offering a moderate cardio workout. Experience the adrenalin rush and learn new tricks at Miami-Dade Parks outdoor skate parks complete with ramps for various skill levels at : Country Village Park, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, South Dade Park, North Trail Park and Westwind Lakes Park.
One of the most beautiful places for a unique walking experience is Zoo Miami. With its three miles of landscaped walkways that take you through Africa, Asia, Australia and the Amazon, and more than 2,000 animals to see, it won't seem like exercise at all! It will feel like you are on a safari!
For those of you who get bored at the gym -- challenge your routine! Our Eco Adventuresâ„¢ Tours offers thrilling adventure-packed excursions that challenge any workout routine with treks through the Everglades, snorkeling out on the reef at Indian Key, Kayaking, Canoeing, Kite Surfing, and Yoga Paddle Boarding along Miami's amazing waterways. Enjoy the perfect combination of exercise and nature exploration throughout various South Florida locations.
Classes at Deering
The historic Deering Estate at Cutler with its sweeping views of Biscayne Bay is a soothing site for Pilates or Yoga classes. Ballroom Dancing classes are also offered, so you can Fox Trot, Cha Cha and Swing your way to a fitter and slimmer you.
Parks offers recreation programs exclusively for children and adults with disabilities, including Paralympic Sports and Special Olympic Sports. our Disability Services section will work with persons with disabilities to provide inclusion in all MDPR programs, events and activities. They can be reached at 305-755-7848.
You can't get bored with the variety that we offer. Consider us your outdoor gym with perks. Surf our website for more information on these and many other fun work-out options including, soccer, tennis, golf, and recreation areas for dogs. It's exciting to work out and play at Miami-Dade County Parks!Back to Top Page Last Edited: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:59:51 PM
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