Parks offer a variety of recreational classes.
Fly 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.
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.
Broward 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.
Educational Farm and Birthday Programs
Tradewinds Park & Stables, Coconut Creek
All ages, by appointment only.
Classes are hands-on enrichment programs about farm animals. The 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 barnyard 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 TWFarmTours@Comcast.net 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.