Thursday, May 16, 2019

Miami-Dade Parks urges boaters to plan ahead before launching their boats

MIAMI – Miami-Dade Parks wants to remind and encourage boaters who make our beautiful blueways a part of their park experience, to fully inspect their vessels, ensuring that all equipment is in good, serviceable condition and that life jackets are on board, and register for free Miami-Dade Marina SMS Alerts here. This service keeps boaters up-to-date on issues like hazardous weather conditions and boat ramp closures and re-openings, via text alerts to their email or mobile phone.

Before heading out to launch and to avoid delays, contact the marinas for updates on important information, such as:

  • Best time to launch in order to avoid delays
  • Updates on traffic and parking conditions
  • Availability and affordability of short-term wet slips for the holiday weekend

Miami-Dade Parks’ six full-service marinas offer exciting resort-like amenities, such as wet slips, dry storage, boat ramps, transient dockage, fuel, bait & tackle, boat rentals, diving and landing facilities. All to provide patrons with the best possible boating experience.

Remember, calling ahead and advance planning is best. For a complete list of Miami-Dade Marinas visit the Miami-Dade Parks web page.

About Miami-Dade Parks

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Miami-Dade Parks! Celebrate with us all year and follow us on

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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.



Laura Phillips