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 Parks Offer a Variety of Recreational Classes

Dog Obedience Training is offered by several instructors.
Find a class near you.

paw print  Plantation Heritage Park (Plantation) - Oh Behave 
paw print  Markham Park (Sunrise) - PlayTrain 
paw print  Tradewinds Park (Coconut Creek) - A Dog's Best Friend
paw print  Sunview Park (Fort Lauderdale) - American IDogs 
paw print  Quiet Waters (Deerfield Beach) and T.Y. (Hollywood) parks - K-9 Charm School

Radio-controlled yellow Navy planeFly Right: Radio-Control Airplanes
Markham Park, Sunrise 
All ages. Classes are offered by appointment. 
$30 - one-hour session
$86 - three-hour session
$599 - five-day pro pilot course 
$20 fee for an airframe inspection and flight test. 
For more information, call David at 954-816-4410

Chris Carr, trainerFun Fitness
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek
Instructor - Chris Carr
Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Exercises include stretching, Pilates, cardio, and a full-body workout. 
For information, rates, and class enrollment forms call 954-304-3922,
e-mail, or visit

Steve Norris
Skeet and Trap Shooting Lessons
Markham Park's Target Range, Markham Park, Sunrise
Instructor - Steve Norris
Ages 10 and up. Classes are by appointment only.
$170 per person for three hours.
For more information, contact Steve at 954-771-5911 or 954-264-9584.  

Secret Woods Nature Center, Dania Beach
Instructor - Lynette Culp
Mondays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. by appointment. Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m.
$10 per class.
Call 954-357-8884 for more information.

Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach
Instructor - Kelly Ziff
Classes are for all ages and all levels are accepted, from beginner to intermediate to advanced.
$10 per person for hour-and-a-half classes.
Call 954-357-5100 for more information.

Fern Forest Nature Center, Coconut Creek
Instructors - James McGlynn and Debbie Otto 
Adults only. Thursdays, 6 p.m. 
Classes are $10 each. No need to preregister.
For more information, call the park at 954-357-5198.

Karate class at T.Y. ParkKarate
T.Y. Park, Hollywood
Instructor - Joseph Williams 
$40 per month.
For information, call 954-357-8811.



After-School Tennis and  Summer Sports Camp
C.B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines
Mackey Sports Enterprises Inc.
Summer Camp -
 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
$140 weekly per child; $80 mornings only; daily drop-in $35; half-day $20; and $185 for extended hours. 
After-School Tennis - Monday through Friday. 
$10 for one group class, $80 for 10 group classes, and $40 for an individual class.
Call 954-868-6100 for more information.

Wakeboarding at C.B. SmithBroward Ski and Wakeboard 
C.B. Smith Park, Pembroke Pines
Instructor - Mike Tolzmann
All forms of water-skiing, wakeboarding, slalom knee boarding, barefoot skiing, and tubing are taught, using a ski boat with wakeboard tower, wedge, perfect pass, and training boom. 
All ages, by appointment year round. Party packages and summer camp specials are available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 954-292-3953, or visit

Tennis being playedTennis Lessons 
Markham Park, Sunrise,
Central Broward Regional Park and Stadium, Lauderhill, and Lafayette Hart Park, Fort Lauderdale
Instructor - James House
Beginners - 12 sessions for $120. 
Use of the tennis ball machine is $25 per hour. 
Lessons are offered in one-hour sessions:
5 sessions - $50    4 sessions - $45    3 sessions - $40
2 sessions - $30    1 session - $20
For more information, or to schedule a lesson, call 954-796-6024.

Superstars at a Miami Heat basketball gameDance, Cheerleading, and Baton
Instructors - Wendy Russell's Superstars 
Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brian Piccolo Park, Cooper City
Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Tree Tops Park, Davie 
For more information, visit, or e-mail


Educational Farm and Birthday Programs
Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek
All ages, by appointment only.
Classes are hands-on enrichment programs about farm animals. Farm Tour at Tradewinds ParkThe instructors are experienced and offer a range of programs for children from preschoolers through middle school students. 
Cost is $6 per child with one teacher and two chaperones admitted free per class.

Each tour is specifically designed to provide a variety of educational experiences, such as hands-on involvement with the Children see a live chicken up close at the farmbarnyard animals, a walk through the Tradewinds farm house museum, a visit to the windmill, a lesson on animal nutrition, a walk through a cypress wetland, and much more.

All field trips and birthday parties should be reserved in advance. Call Tradewinds Stables at 954-357-8720 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or e-mail for reservations. Pony rides and hayrides can be combinated with farm tours, although reservations must be made separately.  

Zumba Classes
Broward County Parks and Recreation Division and KO Fitness are now offering weekday Zumba Classes, for adults and children, at five parks located throughout the county. The Zumba phenomenon dates back to the 1990s, when dancer/choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez combined elements of dance and aerobics to create a new form of fitness and exercise. Zumba combines movements from such diverse sources as hip hop, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and belly dancing, as well as martial arts. Wikipedia estimates that 12 million people take weekly Zumba classes in more than 125 countries worldwide.

No partner or dance experience is required for Zumba. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable workout clothes and nonmarking athletic shoes (running shoes are not recommended), and to bring a towel and a bottle of drinking water.

Zumba for Adults/Boot Camp: $10/class, $45/five classes, $80/10 classes
Zumba for Kids: $9/class, $40/five classes, $70/10 classes

For more information, call Kelly Oddone at 954-588-4841.

Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium
3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill 33311

• Thursdays, 8-9 a.m., 9-10 a.m., and 10-11 a.m.
(Boot Camp)
• Fridays, 10-11 a.m. (Zumba for Adults)

Fern Forest Nature Center
201 Lyons Rd. South, Coconut Creek 33063

• Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Zumba for Adults)

Plantation Heritage Park
1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation 33317

• Mondays, 10-11 a.m. (Zumba for Adults)

Secret Woods Nature Center
2701 W. State Rd. 84, Dania Beach 33312

• Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Zumba for Adults)

Tree Tops Park
3900 S.W. 100th Ave., Davie 33328

• Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Zumba for Adults)
• Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Zumbatomic for Kids)