DATE: December 5, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: When school lets out for winter break this season, consider a mini-vacation at the Rent-a-Tent/Tepee campground at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, or tent camping at the campground at Easterlin Park in Oakland Park. Both parks will offer a School’s Out – Camp Out! Special on Sundays-Thursdays, December 23-27 and December 30-January 3.
The special discount rate during these periods will be $20/campsite per night at Quiet Waters. At Easterlin, the rate will vary from $20/campsite per night for tricounty residents (Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade) to $25/campsite per night for non-tricounty residents. The rates are good for up to four campers per site, and up to two more campers can stay for $3/night each. You can even bring along up to two pets at $1/night each.
Each site comes with electricity, running water, a fire ring, a picnic table, and a grill. Restroom/shower facilities are located throughout the campgrounds. At Quiet Waters, the sites are equipped with platform tents that are already set up for you; two sites feature tepees. At Easterlin, you bring your own tent and gear.
WHERE: Easterlin Park
1000 N.W. 38th St., Oakland Park 33309
Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach 33442
WHEN: Sundays-Thursdays, December 23-27 and December 30-January 3
WHO: For all ages.
HOW: Fees: $20/night per Rent-a-Tent/Tepee site at Quiet Waters; $20/night per tent site at Easterlin for tricounty residents (Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade), $25/night per site for non-tricounty residents.
For further information, Easterlin (accessible via Broward County Transit Route #24) at 954-357-5190, or Quiet Waters (Routes #14 and #48) at 954-357-5100.
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Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit broward.org/parks.
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