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     Question 1

    Will the City of Miami Beach Parks & Recreation have any Summer Camps activities?

     Question 2

    What's the difference between a Specialty Camp and a Summer Camp?

     Question 3

    Do I need to be a Miami Beach resident to attend the City's camps?

     Question 4

    How much does it cost to sign up for Summer Day Camp?

     Question 5

    Do you offer any programs for people with disabilities?

     Question 6

    What other options are available if I cannot afford to pay for my child to attend Summer Camp?

     Question 7

    Does the City offer a discount on the Summer Camp if more than one child is registered?

     Question 8

    What type of activities does the After School Program offer the kids?

     Question 9

    Who is considered a Miami Beach Resident?

     Question 10

    What paperwork do I need to bring in to qualify for a scholarship?

     Question 11

    Do your pools have an accessible lift?

     Question 12

    Does the City have beach wheelchairs?

     Question 13

    Does the City have any Dog Parks?

     Question 14

    Does the City have any Mommy and Me programs?

     Question 15

    How long are scholarships good for?

     Question 16

    Does the City offer any programs for adults?

     Question 17

    Does the City rent facilities and what are the requirements to rent one?

     Question 18

    When is the Recreation Review published?

     Question 19

    What are the quarter dates for the after school program?

     Question 20

    Does the City have recreation programs for 3 & 4 year olds?

     Question 21

    Can I rent a park /playground or facility from the Parks and Recreation Department?

     Question 22

    Is there a fee to join the After school program?

     Question 23

    Do you have an Adopt a Tree Program?

     Question 24

    Can I make a donation to the Parks and Recreation Department?

     Question 25

    Do residents get preferred rates at city facilities, including the golf courses?

     Question 26

    Can I register, find information, or make a tee time on-Line for the Miami Beach Golf Club?

     Question 27

    What other services are offered at the Miami Beach Golf Club and the Normandy Shores Golf Club?

     Question 28

    Can anyone use the Youth Centers all day?

     Question 29

    Who do I call to reserve a ball field or open space?

     Question 30

    Are Tennis private lessons allowed at neighborhood parks?

     Question 31

    How do I place an ad in the Recreation Review?

     Question 32

    Do you provide transportation from schools for your After School programs?

     Question 33

    Do you provide transportation to your sports leagues?

     Question 34

    Can anyone join the swim team?

     Question 35

    Is a child with disabilities allowed to participate in your programs?

     Question 36

    Do you have Senior programs?

     Question 37

    Are Golf private lessons given at the Miami Beach Golf club?

     Question 38

    Can I remove a tree from the swale?

     Question 39

    Who maintains the causeways into the City?

     Question 40

    Do you offer community service hours?

     Question 41

    How can I get a job with your department?

     Question 42

    Who do I contact in order to have a special event in the city?

     Question 43

    How do the new participation enrollment cards for recreation programs work? For how long is each card valid?

     

     

     

     
























































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      Q1: Will the City of Miami Beach Parks & Recreation have any Summer Camps activities?
    Yes! The City develops and plans a wide variety of summer programs that appeal to young minds in a fun and positive ways. For commencement dates, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-673-7730.
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    Q2. What's the difference between a Specialty Camp and a Summer Camp?
    A Specialty Camp places a greater emphasis on a particular sport, craft or activity while a summer camp program incorporates numerous recreational activities into a fun filled full day.
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      Q3. Do I need to be a Miami Beach resident to attend the City's camps?
    No. Non-Resident fees have been established for all Miami Beach programs.
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      Q4. How much does it cost to sign up for Summer Day Camp?
    The cost for Summer Day Camp is $525.00 for Miami Beach residents, $775.00 for Non-Residents, covering the 8 weeks of Summer Day Camp and two weeks of mini-camp. Specialty Camps vary.  Please call 305-673-7730 for more information on Specialty Camps.
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      Q5. Do you offer any programs for people with disabilities?
    Yes! The City of Miami Beach strives to make all of our programs accessible to all who wish to participate, including, but not limited to, inclusion into recreation-which allows children with disabilities to participate alongside children without disabilities in recreational programs. Recreational programs for adults are also available. Please contact the ADA Coordinator Cindy Casanova at 305-673-7730 more information.
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     Q6. What other options are available if I cannot afford to pay for my child to attend Summer Camp?
    Fee reductions and/or waivers are available for qualified Miami Beach residents. No Miami Beach child will be excluded from our Summer programs based on their inability to pay. Scholarships do not include payment of the applicable activity fee of $75 which must be paid prior to start of program. Only approved scholarships with registration packets will be considered as an “enrolled participant”. Please visit our Forms Central webpage to obtain a scholarship application. Scholarship application forms will be evaluated on a need-basis. 
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      Q7. Does the City offer a discount on the Summer Camp if more than one child is registered?
    Yes! A 50% discount is applied for each additional Miami Beach resident sibling for the summer camp program and a 25% sibling discount for Miami Beach residents for specialty camps.
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      Q8. What type of activities does the After School Program offer the kids?
    A score of games and activities such as kickball, soccer, tails, arts & crafts, homework assistance and others, are provided on a daily basis.
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      Q9. Who is considered a Miami Beach Resident?
    The city limits are from 1st street to 86th street. Please visit our Residency Requirements webpage to inquire about any documents needed in order to enroll in our programs at resident rate. We may require additional documentation. 
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     Q10. What paperwork do I need to bring in to qualify for a scholarship? Could there be more I need to provide after I make the application?
    Applicant must be a City of Miami Beach Resident. Please visit our Residency Requirements webpage to inquire about any documents needed in order to enroll in our programs at resident rate. Applicants must also fill out a scholarship application and submit income verification such as income tax, section 8 subsidy, Medicaid, food stamps or any other government assistance. An applicant that receives free/reduced school lunch qualifies for an automatic 50% scholarship with proof. The City reserves the right to require additional documentation, when appropriate.
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      Q11. Do your pools have an accessible lift?
    Yes! Flamingo Park Pool, the Scott Rakow Youth Center, and Normandy Isle Pool all have accessible lifts. Please call ahead if possible; Flamingo: 305-673-7750, Scott Rakow: 305-673-7200, Normandy: 305-993-2021.
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     Q12. Does the City have beach wheelchairs?
    The City of Miami Beach offers manual "Beach Wheelchairs", to access beach sand for those who are mobility impaired, to enjoy our beautiful beaches. Please follow these recommendations for making your surf chair experience more enjoyable:
    • Call Ahead 305-673-7000 ext. 7714. First come first served basis from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.
    • Bring a friend to assist you. Beach Wheelchairs are not self-propelled and City staff are not able to provide assistance with transferring into or pushing you in the chair.
    • Keep track of time. Staff must store the chairs before they leave each day. Chairs must be returned by 6:00 pm.
    • Leave a deposit. There is no charge to use the Beach Wheelchairs, but you may be asked to leave something of value, (your wheelchair, driver’s license, photo ID or keys, etc.) to insure that the chair will be returned.
    • Watch where you are going! The Beach Wheelchair can go into the water no more 6” deep because the wheels are very buoyant, so stay near the shoreline.
    • Keep us posted. Let us know how we can improve our access to people with disabilities. Please call our ADA Coordinator, Cindy Casanova with suggestions at 305-861-3616.
    • Mobi-Mats are a safe beach access surface for those who are mobility impairs to reach our beautiful beaches. Locations: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 14th, 21st, and 79th Streets.

    Beach Wheelchair Locations: 1001 Ocean Drive.
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      Q13. Does the City have any Dog Parks?
    Yes! Please visit our Bark Parks webpage for more information.
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      Q14. Does the City have any Mommy and Me programs?
    Tot Time and Sticky Fingers are just a few of our programs that gear interaction between parent and child. For more information on Toddler programs please visit any of the following webpages: Toddler Art & Dance, Play TimeToddler Athletics and Toddler Summer Programs. You can also call to inquire information by telephone at 305-673-7730.
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      Q15. How long are scholarships good for?
    Scholarship forms must be filled out for Summer Camp and/or the beginning of our After School Program. Scholarships approved for After School are good from the end of August – the end of the summer. 
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      Q16. Does the City offer any programs for adults?
    Absolutely! Adult programs vary throughout the season. Some of our adult programs include: Tennis, Swimming, Computer Classes, Senior Scenes and Athletic Leagues. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-673-7730 or click Adult Classes for more information. 
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     Q17. Does the City rent facilities and what are the requirements to rent one?

    Yes, we offer a wide selection of facilities for rental from a park pavilion to an entire youth center! Rental fees are based on the facility selected and must include City staff. For a list of facilities available please visit our website rental page, visit our facilities or call 305-673-7730 .
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     Q18. When is the Recreation Review published?
    The Recreation Review is published once per year in May and is demographically mailed to families with children in Miami Beach to keep our customers up to date. For a copy of the Recreation Review, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-673-7730 or visit one of our facilities.
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     Q19. What are the quarter dates for the after school & summer program?
    Please visit our After School web page or our Summer Camp web page for this information.
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     Q20. Does the City have recreation programs for 3 & 4 year olds?
    The City of Miami Beach Parks and Recreation Department currently offers a Playtime program for children ages 3-4. This program includes dancing, singing, arts and crafts, guest appearances and some academics Monday through Friday 9:30 am - noon. Class size is limited. Please visit our Play Time webpage for more information We also offer swimming classes & Supertot dance. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 305-673-7730 for more information.
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     Q21. Can I rent a park /playground or facility from the Parks and Recreation Department?
    Yes! We have many locations for rentals and birthday parties. For more information on rentals, visit website rental page or please call 305-993-2021 or visit our facilities.
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      Q22. Is there a fee to join the After school program?
    After School Quarterly Fees (Fall, Winter & Spring)
    Residents: $175
    Non-Residents: $325
     Scholarships are available for qualified city residents. 
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      Q23. Do you have an Adopt a Tree Program?
    The City of Miami Beach currently does not have one however; Miami Dade County does have an Adopt-a-Tree Program. Click here for more  
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    Q24. Can I make a donation to the Parks and Recreation Department?

    Yes! You can sponsor a basketball, baseball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading or swim team for as little as $300. Larger sponsorships include a complimentary ad in the Recreation Review magazine. Call Jackie Gonzalez at 305-673-7000 ext. 6291 for more information.
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      Q25. Do residents get preferred rates at city facilities, including the golf courses & recreation programs?
    We have preferred resident rates for all programs in the Parks and Recreation Department. All fees are quoted per program series or activity. Please call 305-673-7730 for more information.
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     Q26. Can I register, find information, or make a tee time on-Line for the Miami Beach Golf Club?
    The Miami Beach Golf Club has designated policies to accommodate a smooth and fast tee time booking for on-line users. Please visit
     Miami Beach Golf Club  or call our pro-shop at 305-532-3350 to book now! The Normandy Shores Golf Club is also available for play. Please call 305-868-6502.  ^top 

      Q27. What other services are offered at the Miami Beach Golf Club and the Normandy Shores Golf Club?
    Both golf clubs are full service. Golf lessons are available from our PGA certified professionals in a group or individual. Please visit the Miami Beach Golf Club web page or the Normandy Shores Golf Club web page for more information. 
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      Q28. Can anyone use the Youth Centers all day- any day?
    The Scott Rakow Youth Center and North Shore Park Youth Center are open Mondays – Fridays for registered After School participants. The Scott Rakow Youth Center caters to children grades 4th - 8th and the North Shore Park Youth Center caters to children grades K - 5th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. For more information on our hours of operation for the youth centers please visit the 
     Scott Rakow Youth Center  or  North Shore Park & Youth Center .  ^top 

      Q29. Who do I call to reserve a ball field or open space?
    To reserve a ball field or open space at Flamingo Park please call 305-673-7766. To reserve a ball field or open space at any other facility, please call 305-993-2021.
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      Q30. Are Tennis private lessons allowed at neighborhood parks?
    No! Outside contractors cannot utilize city facilities for profit.  Report unauthorized lessons to 305-673-7730
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      Q31. How do I place an ad in the Recreation Review?
    The Recreation Review offers different packages for our advertisers.  Please call Jacqueline Gonzalez at 305-673-7000 ext. 6291 to see which package best fits your needs.
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     Q32. Do you provide transportation from schools for your After School programs?
    Free transportation is provided for after school registered participants from the following school sites: Biscayne, Treasure Island, South Pointe, Fienberg Fisher and North Beach Elementary Schools, Nautilus Middle School and Miami Beach Senior High on all school days. Transportation is provided ONLY from designated pick up sites to their neighborhood facilities.
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      Q33. Do you provide transportation to your sports leagues?
    We do not offer transportation to our intramural sport leagues. For more information please call 305-673-7730.
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      Q34. Can anyone join the swim team?
    The swim team at the Scott Rakow Youth Center is geared for advanced swimmers who know at least 2 strokes (the 4 competitive strokes in swimming are: freestyle, butterfly, back stroke and breast stroke) All children must take a swim test; please visit our Swim Teams webpage 
    or call 305-673-7771 for more information. ^top 

      Q35. Is a child with disabilities allowed to participate in your programs?
    Inclusion in Recreation enables children with disabilities to participate in regularly scheduled recreational activities including after school programs, athletics, and more at the following locations: Scott Rakow Youth Center, North Shore Park Youth Center, Normandy Isle, and the Flamingo Park at the Police Athletic League.
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     Q36. Do you have Senior programs?
    Yes! The “Senior Scenes” program at North Shore Park Youth Center which is designed for senior citizens, has recently regained popularity due to the introduction of new classes such as Fine Arts & Painting, Yoga, Beginner’s Computer Classes and Chair Aerobics. Participation in our programs includes Senior Passport for bus transportation. Please visit 
     
     senior programs  for a detailed list of our programs or call 305-861-3616 for more information. ^top 

      Q37. Are Golf private lessons given at the Miami Beach Golf club?
    Yes! We do offer private lessons at the Miami Beach Golf Club. Please contact Steve Farrell, Director of Golf at 305-532-3350 for more information.
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      Q38. Can I remove a tree from the swale?
    No! Residents are required to pull a permit to transplant, prune, relocate or remove any tree from a swale in the City. An application form acquired from the Public Works Department, which will act as the lead agency is required. The completed application will then be processed through the Planning Department, Parks Maintenance, Environmental Resource Management Division and Parking Departments for further review. To obtain a permit a $25 application fee is required payable to the City. Please call Public Works at 305-673-7620 for more information.
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      Q39. Who maintains the causeways into the City?
    The Parks and Recreation Department’s Greenspace Division manages the causeway with a full service landscape service to the public. Please call 305-673-7720 for more information.
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      Q40. Do you offer community service hours?
    Miami Beach teens in grades 11-12 are eligible to be interviewed for the Counselor in Training Program in the summer. Limited enrollment available. Participants will learn the necessary skills to become future recreation professionals. Teens must be able to work the full eight weeks and will be trained by our experienced staff. Teens must apply in person, with their last report card at the camp site of their interest. Selections will be based on grade point average, camp experience and leadership ability. Registration: $75. For more information call Scott Rakow Youth Center at 305-673-7767, Flamingo Park 305-531-5636 ext. 26 or North Shore Park Youth Center at 305-861-3616. (Limited community service hours are available during the school year.)
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     Q41. How can I get a job with your Department?

    Human Resources mission is to locate and hire the most qualified applicants, while serving the total needs of all employees. Please visit  Human Resources  for our list of current job openings. You can now apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and then submitting your application electronically!. ^top 

       Q42. Who do I contact in order to have a special event in the city?
    Please visit our 
     special events  page for information regarding special events, weddings/ceremonies, demonstrations, banners & billboards, event locations and more.
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     Q43.
     How do the new participation enrollment cards for recreation programs work? For how long is each card valid?

    Participation enrollment cards are designed to eliminate parents from filling out the same paperwork repeatedly for each program/location with the exception of certain paperwork such as the emergency contact card, field trip forms, etc. This will expedite the whole registration process.  Employees may still ask to verify proof of residency.  Participation enrollment cards are valid from the beginning of the Fall through the end of the Summer (ex. Fall '13 - Summer '14).
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