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Fitness Vita Courses
You can break a sweat at any of Miami Beach’s FREE Fitness Vita Courses located at:
• Allison Park – 6475 Collins Avenue
• Bandshell Park – Collins Avenue and 72 Street (Urban Sports Equipment)
• Beach View Park – 53 Collins Avenue
• Brittany Bay Park – Indian Creek Drive at 65 Street (Vita Course & Urban Sports Equipment)
• Canopy Park – 6th and Alton Road
• Flamingo Park – 11 Street and Jefferson Avenue
• Lummus Park – Ocean Drive, 5 – 15 Streets
• Miami Beach Bandshell – 72nd and Collins Ave (Urban Sports Equipment)
• Normandy Isle Park – 7030 Trouville Esplanade, adjacent to basketball courts (Urban Sports Equipment)
• Normandy Shores Park – 2401 Biarritz Drive
• North Beach Oceanside Park – 79 – 86 Streets & Collins Avenue
• North Shore Park Youth Center – 501 72 Street (Urban Sports Equipment)
• Ocean walk – 35 Collins Avenue (Urban Sports Equipment)
• Parkview Park – Bruce Street and Wayne Avenue
• Polo Park – 4301 N Michigan Drive (Urban Sports Equipment)
• Pride Park – 1809 Meridian Avenue (across from the Botanical Gardens)
• South Pointe Park – 1 Washington Avenue (Urban Sports Equipment)
• Stillwater Park – 8440 Hawthorne Avenue
• Venetian Way – Across from Belle Isle Park, Island Avenue (Urban Sports Equipment)
Gymnasiums (Open Gym Play)
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