Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June 12, 2010 - National Marina Day and Bill Bird Dockmaster Building Dedication at Haulover Park, Miami Beach

Come visit Bill Bird Marina at Haulover Park on Saturday, June 12, 2010, from 10 AM to 4 PM, and enjoy a fun day in the park with special events to commemorate and celebrate the Bill Bird Dockmaster Building Dedication and the selection of Bill Bird Marina as the 2010 National Marina Day Marina of the Year. There will be food, drinks, entertainment, kite flying, balloon animals, fishing demos, Chinese dragon boats and dancers, nautical vendors...and a dunk tank!

We consider ourselves lucky to have our “office” in such a beautiful setting and we encourage everyone to check out all that the marina and the park has to offer. If you can’t make it by for this special event, visit the park any day of the week, sunrise to sunset. The park straddles both sides of A1A (Collins Avenue), from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Atlantic Ocean and is maintained by Miami-Dade Park and Recreation. On the ocean side you’ll find a beautiful wide beach where you can sunbathe, swim and surf, with a portion of the beach at the north end designated as clothing optional. Adjacent to the beach there are barbecue and picnic areas, as well as covered pavilions for rent. Looking for a new place to get some outdoor exercise? Parallel to the beach is a paved walkway (approximately 1.4 miles, one way) that is great for walking/running, rollerblading or bike riding. For your safety and convenience there are lifeguard stands and shower/restroom facilities all along the beach. On the Intracoastal side there is a public boat ramp; open rack dry storage for boats and personal watercraft; a full service restaurant, Cafe Azul; two marine centers, Haulover Marine Center and Haulover Point, both with fuel, bait, ice, snacks and drinks; a nine-hole golf course; tennis courts; a new public marina with wet slips, power and water; more barbecue and picnic areas; kites for sale and a kite flying field; drift fishing boats and, last but not least, the charter fishing fleet. And if you want to do absolutely nothing there are plenty of benches where you can relax and enjoy watching the boats and the birds and the ever-changing scenery. Maybe that's not exactly doing nothing...

National Marina Day Marina of the Year 2010:
Bill Bird Marina:
Haulover Beach Park and Haulover Park Tennis Center: http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/haulover_park.asp
Haulover Nine-Hole Golf Course: http://www.miamidade.gov/parks/parks/haulover_golf_course.asp
Haulover Marine Center and Haulover Point:
Cafe Azul at Haulover Marine Center:
Skyward Kites: