Flamingo Park

March 26th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Beaches, Pools and Water Sports, Directory, Fun Things, Natural Areas, Outdoors, Parks, Sports, Visitors  |  1 Comment

Flamingo Park is has a large number of old growth trees that relate its history to its present. Flamingo, as the locals call it, covers 34.5 acres. There are three main entrances to the Park that will lead you down the main promenade: 11th Street and Jefferson Avenue, 13th Street and Michigan Avenue and 13th Street and Meridian Avenue. The park is located on 11th Street between Alton Road and Meridian Avenue. On Alton Road between 11th Street and 12th Street. On Meridian Ave between 11th Street and Espanola Way. On Michigan between 12th Street and 15th Street. It is the most used park and our oldest park. If you’re holidaying nearby, then this park is certainly worth a visit. After all, if you’re not local to the area then it can be a long flight to South Florida, and it would be a shame to miss out on some of the best attractions of the area. Flamingo Park is a must for any visitors who enjoy the great outdoors, and with many cheap airline tickets (Fly) available to nearby airports, its no wonder that this is a popular destination for tourists. It’s suitable for all the family too, and can offer a fun day of entertainment.

For those that are permanent residents, the park not only provides an enjoyable natural space, but it’s after school programme is perfect for those with young children. Meanwhile, the sports courts offer great facilities for those who are a little older. Whether you are simply on a short visit to this area, or are staying here long-term, be sure to make the most of this park’s superb facilities.

The park has the beaches only Baseball Stadium where the Hi-Tides our high school baseball team plays for free. It also has our only Football Stadium where the Hi-Tides Football team plays their home gave.
Flamingo includes an 8-lane lap pool is heated in the winter and aerated in the summer to maintain a year round temperature of 82 degrees. There is also a toddler?s pool near by that goes from zero to 15 inches depth. There are 5-twenty foot umbrellas, locker rooms with shower, vending machines and a concession stand.
Flamingo includes a bark park for your best friend. There are also two full court basketball courts. Also you can find 6 one wall handball/racquetball courts and 6 four wall courts. All the courts are outside and available for night play. There is a 400 meters, 6 lane running track. 2 laps equal ? mile and 4 laps equal 1 mile. The tennis center includes 19 clay courts and a pro shop.
The tot lot/playground is make for the 2 to 5 year old crowd with another area for the 5 to 12 year old crowd and includes a rock climbing wall. There are swings for tots and youth. There is a swing for the physical disabled. The public restroom is near the tennis courts and there is a water fountain.

Flamingo Park?s after school program provides supervised and structured activities Monday through Friday from 2:00 pm?6:00 pm for children grades K-6th. The program is designed to provide activities, which include: games, arts & crafts, physical fitness, theme events and much more. Transportation is provided from Fienberg Fisher, South Pointe, Nautilus and Miami Beach Senior High schools for registered after school participants. In addition, on teacher planning days and school holidays and breaks, the program is open from 8:00 am ? 6:00 pm. Parents are encouraged to visit Flamingo Park as part of the registration process and for additional details. Registration is limited, secure your spot today.
After School Fees (Quarterly)
Residents: $150 ($87.50 for sibling)
Non-Residents: $300 ($162.50 for sibling)
Quarter Dates:
Spring: March 2 ? June 7, 2009
Summer: June 8 – August 14, 2009
Proof of residency required:
Scholarships:
Fee reduction and/or waivers are available for qualified Miami Beach residents. Sibling discounts are also available for those who qualify. No Miami Beach child will be excluded from a recreation program based on their inability to pay.

location The park is located on 11th Street between Alton Road and Meridian Avenue. On Alton Road between 11th Street and 12th Street. On Meridian Ave between 11th Street and Espanola Way. On Michigan between 12th Street and 15th Street.
address 11th Street & Jefferson Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
phone 305-531-5636 ext. 26

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  1. neil m. lasky says:

    March 22nd, 2010 at 1:57 pm (#)

    I lived in Miami Beach in the late 40′ and 50’s. I went to washington park for team sports. We played intramurall against flamingo, normandy isle and polo parks. Our leader was Sonny Nehaam. When they closed washington park, Sonny moved to flamingo. That was the last time I saw Sonny. A couple years later, I walk into flamingo and saw a small monument dedicated to Soony. Can anybody in flamingo park shed any information about. You would have be between 45 and 70 years old.
    Thanks

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