Special Populations / Inclusion

little girl in jungle gym
The Parks & Recreation Department proudly offers programs for children ages 16+ and adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in regularly scheduled recreational activities. Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 305.673.7730 for more information on other activities included in Inclusion In Recreation.

North Shore Margaret M. Swett Social Club for Developmentally Disabled Adults

The North Shore Margaret M. Swett Social Club is celebrating 51 years of providing quality recreational / social programs for our community’s developmentally disabled population. Registered members meet on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at North Shore Park and attend weekly theme parties, field trips, banquets, dances, and special programs. The program is free for Miami Beach Residents and $50 for Non-Residents. Call 305.861.3616 for more information.

Special Populations Program Calendar
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March 2018
February 2018
January 2018


Arts & Crafts

North Shore Park Youth Center – 501 72 Street
Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Call 305.861.3616 for more information.

Beach Sand Access

The City of Miami Beach offers manual “Beach Wheelchairs”, to access beach sand for those who are mobility impaired, to enjoy our beautiful beaches.  First come first serve basis. Drivers License or photo ID required. Beach Wheelchair Location: Ocean Rescue Headquarters (1001 Ocean Drive) and South Pointe Park (1 Washington Avenue). For more information please call 305.673.7000, x 7714.

Bowling Club

Scott Rakow Youth Center – 2700 Sheridan Avenue
Fridays: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Call 305.861.3616 for more information.

Fridays “Fun Day”

North Shore Park Youth Center – 501 72 Street
Fridays: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Call 305.861.3616 for more information.

Gardening

North Shore Park Youth Center – 501 72 Street
Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Call 305.861.3616 for more information.

Guild for the Blind

Scott Rakow Youth Center – 2700 Sheridan Avenue
2nd Friday of the month: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Call 305.673.7767 for more information.

Inclusion in Recreation

This program allows children with disabilities to participate in regularly scheduled recreational activities at the following locations: Flamingo Park (PAL), North Shore Park & Youth Center and the Scott Rakow Youth Center. Call 305.673.7730 for more information.

Mobi-Mats

Mobi-Mats are a safe beach access surface for those who are mobility impaired to reach our beautiful beaches. Locations: 3 Street, 5 Street, 6 Street, 8 Street, 10 Street, 14 Street, 21 Street and 79 Street.

Special Olympics Athletic Training (Soccer & Tennis)

North Shore Park Youth Center • 501 72 Street
Tuesdays; (2x a month): 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This program alternates sites and activities between the Fall and Winter months. Call 305.861.3616 for more information.