Special Abilities Program / Inclusion

little girl in jungle gym

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE

The World Health Organization has officially deemed this current outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic. As such, both the Governor of the State of Florida and the Miami-Dade County Mayor have issued official state of emergency declarations.

In response to this and in an effort to keep our residents and visitors safe, the City of Miami Beach is evaluating all events and measures to be taken. Please check the City’s Coronavirus COVID-19 web page frequently for updates.


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.

Special Abilities Program Calendar
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March 2020



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

North Shore Park Youth Center – 501 72 Street
The Margaret M. Swett Social Club is celebrating 53 years of providing quality recreational / social programs for our community’s developmentally disabled population. Registered members meet on Saturdays from 1 p.m. – 3 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 $61 for Non-Residents. 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 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Call 305.861.3616 for more information.

Game Night

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

Inclusion in Recreation

This program allows children with disabilities to participate in regularly scheduled recreational activities at all City of Miami Beach Parks & Recreation facilities. 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.