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Planet Fitness is free for teens during summer

For students ages 14-19, Planet Fitness is offering a free program for working out during summer. The offer is valid May 16  – August 31, with registration required.  Teens age 17 and younger need to register with a parent, either online or in person.  The Planet Fitness website states: “In addition to free in-club fitness …

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Free entry for Pondhawk Natural Area

Pondhawk Natural Area is among the delightful areas of wilderness within the urban and suburban fabric of South Florida. It’s open to the public for free. For insider info, Lee Lietzke of Palm Beach County  Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) offers his perspective on Pondhawk, including what you’ll likely sniff, hear and see. “I …

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Free ge-ode-caching fun in Miami-Dade

Go treasure hunting with the kids this month at one of 22 Miami-Dade Parks that have collaborated with O, Miami for poetry geocaching! This fun collaboration was created in hopes of engaging the community with poetry. Participation is free. Artist Aileen Neri together with Miami-Dade Parks worked to select 22 parks across the county to …

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Night hikes & other events for you to delight in nature

For an interesting twist on nightlife activities, register for evening nature walks.  Different parks occasionally offer evening nature walks in forests, prairies, on shorelines and other intriguing outdoor spaces. You’ll savor distinctive sights, scents and sounds of evenings in the wild. (Some parks offer nature walks in the daylight.) The fee for night hikes usually …

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Free day at national parks on select holidays in 2022

All U.S. national parks offer free entry on certain holidays every year – and we’ve got the schedule for 2022. This offer includes entry at Everglades National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park, off Key West.  Schedule for 2022 These are the fee-free days at U.S. National Parks for this year: Jan. 17: Birthday of Martin …

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Free national park pass for 4th-graders & their families

Got a 4th-grade student in the house? If so, thanks to the Every Kid Outdoors initiative, that fourth-grader – plus everyone else in the family – can get into any U.S. National Park for FREE. You simply need to download the free pass by clicking here, print it out and show it for entry at all …

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Hollywood’s T-Y Park: Features, amenities & more

Topeekeegee-Yugnee Park in Hollywood – or T-Y Park, as it’s commonly known – is popular for a variety of outdoor activities. South Floridians love it because it’s a great spot for walking, running or skating on a shady path around a lake lined with oaks. It’s also a venue for festivals and entertainment (and watercraft …

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Hayrides & outdoor family fun in Broward

Regional parks in Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield, Hollywood & others offer family-fun evening events with hayrides. The fun includes roasting S’mores around a fire. The price is $4 for ages 3 & older, with pre-registration and pre-payment required. Reserve Online or at your park. Entry into parks is usually free on weekdays, including Friday nights. On …

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