Youth Arts in the Parks: Accessible Arts Experiences for Kids

Offered on Saturday mornings, Youth Arts in the Parks is an inclusive, socially-oriented arts program for children and youth with and without disabilities. The goal is to create a fun and educational environment where kids can learn an art form in an inclusive out-of-school social setting, led by professional artists, art teachers, certified instructors, and disability experts. In addition to learning the art form, participants will be made to feel they are part of a social “art club.”

The program is designed for all children and youth with and without disabilities, ages 6-17 (youth with disabilities welcome up to age 22). No prior art experience is required to participate.

Space is Limited! Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Visit the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs website for more information.


Program Locations

Animation Arts

Via Zoom


Dramatic Arts

Sandrell Rivers Theater

6103 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33127

Visual Arts

Camp Matecumbe

13841 SW 120th Street, Miami, FL 33186


Creative Arts

Women’s Park

10251 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33172


Program Schedule

Click here to download the Fall 2021 Schedule

Youth Arts in the Parks is presented by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Disability Services and Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Arts for Learning and A World WithOut Labels.For more information, contact Dia Carter Webb, Senior Program Director, or (305) 576-121. ext. 24 Youth Arts in the Parks is part of the “All Kids Included – Accessible Arts Experiences for Kids” (AKI) program. AKI is an initiative of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, and in part through grant funding provided by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their future.The All Kids Included (AKI) Steering Committee, convened in 2006 by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, is comprised of over 50 expert individuals representing the interests of children with disabilities and helps guide the work of the AKI initiative.  AKI’s purpose is to increase the number of quality arts experiences accessible to children with disabilities and their families, and to promote the benefit and importance of inclusionary arts and cultural programs, both in school settings and the community.  This is done by making resources available to non-profit organizations, including program support, ideas, information, and technical assistance.  AKI provides targeted support to non-profit organizations to create ADA/Accessible arts experiences for children with disabilities, so that all children have the opportunity to participate fully in the arts.