Parks Offer a Variety of Recreational Classes

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

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 & Stables, 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,
email, or visit


Steve Norris
Skeet and Trap Shooting Lessons
Markham Park 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.  

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. ParkAtemi-Ryu Karate
T.Y. Park, Hollywood
Instructor - Joseph Williams
Ages 5 and up. Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m.
Learn self-confidence, discipline, and respect while enjoying our classes, led by Grandmaster Joseph Williams. Karate is also a great way to stay fit and increase strength and flexibility. 
$50 per month for first family member; $40 per month for each additional family member.
For information, call 954-357-8811.

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


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 email


Educational Farm and Birthday Programs
Tradewinds Park & Stables, 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 farmhouse 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 email for reservations. Pony rides and hayrides can be combined with farm tours, although reservations must be made separately.  

"Walk on Water" Paddleboarding Instruction
T.Y. Park, Hollywood
Instructor - Paula Hennessey
For all ages. Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. except Wednesdays (4:30 to 6 p.m.)
Introduction to paddleboarding. Includes board, paddle, life vest, instructor and digital photos. Learn proper paddling technique with an emphasis on fun and safety!
$40 per lesson, $160 for five lessons, $300 for 10 lessons. $35 per lesson for registered T.Y. Park campers. Group rates available for 5+ people.
For more information, contact the park at 954-357-8811 or visit

Fitness Boot Camp
T.Y. Park, Hollywood
Instructor - Magdalena Bas
For all ages. Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Sundays and Mondays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 to 9 a.m.
A popular interval class that mixes calisthenics and body weight exercises with cardio and strength training. These boot camps are design to challenge you and push you harder than you think you can go. All levels welcome - you do as much as you can. The instructor promises that in no time you'll be doing all that and much more. She wants you to have fun, but be prepared for some high-intensity training!
$60 per month.
For more information, contact the park at 954-357-8811.