MIAMI, Fla. – 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 monthlong nationwide celebration raises awareness of the vital impact of parks and recreation and conservation and stewardship activities in improving lives and the environment.

Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Month activities include:

“Deering Estate offering $1 general admission,” Saturdays & Sundays in July. Enjoy a guided museum tour at 10:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., also scavenger hunts and outdoor games. Visit

$10 Days at Zoo Miami. Through Friday, July 5, enjoy a day at the zoo for only $10. Tickets at

“Eco-Action Days,” Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon; 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 Nature Center. For more information, visit the web page, call 305-666-5885 or e-mail

“Summer Service Bash” at Amelia Earhart Park, Saturday, July 27, 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.

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. Visit