kid-web.jpgMIAMI – With the summer break soon coming to a close and parents preparing their children for a new school year, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department reminds that outdoor physical activities should be part of every child’s routine to be healthy and fit for the classroom and life.

The department invites parents to enroll their kids ages 6 – 14 in its “Fit2Play: Health, Wellness and Obesity Prevention” After-School and Out-of-School Program,” so they can discover the “fun” in fitness and develop healthy habits for a lifetime. 

Registration has begun for the supervised activities also focusing on nutrition and wellness, and developing appreciation for nature, science and the cultural arts, that will be held Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., from Aug. 19 through June 5, 2014 at 41 Miami-Dade park locations. 

Program fees range from $40 – $90 per week depending on the program and location. Qualifying families can receive financial aid, including full scholarships.

Prices vary per park. Parents must register directly with the individual park, and are encouraged to register early before programs fill to capacity.

For participating parks or other information visit or call 3-1-1.