Deerwood Bonita Lakes Park is a nice 11 acre park in Miami Dade County with a lot of great sports amenities for the whole family. This park really embraces the community that surrounds it, which makes it a sweet and safe neighborhood park. This park used to be called Deerwood Park and was renamed for the neighboring community of Deerwood Bonita Lakes. It is near FL 826 and just north of Zoo Miami and the Larry & Penny Thompson Park.
This park offers quite a few programs and free classes.They participate in youth baseball and youth soccer sports leagues. They also participate in the Active Adult Program. This program encourages older adults to improve their health and well being by being encouraged to stay active and physically fit. Miami Dade County Parks and Recs works alongside the Health Foundation of South Florida to present health and wellness fairs for the adult community once a month. Another great part of the Active Adult Program are the free Enhance Fitness Classes for ages 55 +. These fitness classes are offered three times a week. They are taught by certified instructors and include a full hour of physical fitness activities like stretching, strength training, low impact aerobics, flexibility and balance techniques.
The park amenities include:
A Lighted Soccer Field
Dog Friendly Park - this park is a dog friendly park which means that owners can bring their dogs on leashes and play and walk with them on the walkways throughout the park. There are bag dispensers and waste baskets located around the park for easy cleanup.
There are shade trees and large sidewalk walkways located throughout the entire park. You will see people walking and jogging with their dogs and families riding bikes, scooters and skateboards, and roller skating on the walkways. It is spacious enough for everyone to have something to do, especially on the busy weekends when sports games are being played.