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Awards & Recognitions

Miami-Dade Parks honored by YMCA of South Florida with ''Visionary Award''

The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has been honored with the YMCA of South Florida's ''Visionary Award'' for its transformative partnership and ongoing commitment to strengthening communities through the development of sustainable programs that nurture youth development and healthy living.

Miami-Dade Parks featured in National Recreation and Park Association's June 2015 Magazine

June MagazineMiami-Dade County was featured in the June 2015 issue of NRPA's "Parks & Recreation" magazine. Highlights include the Miami-Dade Parks and Florida Department of Health partnership to improve the community's health and well-being, The Underline, the revitalization of Bird Road, and more.

Credits: NRPA and Parks & Recreation Magazine.





TripAdvisor Showers Miami-Dade Parks with Awards

Trip AdvisorTripAdvisor recently presented Miami-Dade Parks’ Zoo Miami with its first-time “Hall of Fame” award and a “Certificate of Excellence” for the fifth consecutive year. 

“Certificate of Excellence” awards also went to the Deering Estate at Cutler, Amelia Earhart ParkHaulover Beach ParkCrandon Tennis Center, Fruit and Spice Park, and Crandon Golf Course



Miami-Dade Parks Receives NACo Achievement Honors

Miami-Dade Parks is pleased to announce that it has received the recognition for five 2015 NACo Achievement awards, for multiple joint projects in various categories:

Category: Children and Youth  

  • Youth Fishing Program
  • All Kids Included-Youth Arts in the Parks (Disability Services)
  • Category: Employment & Training
  • Transition Project (Disability Services)

Category: Parks & Recreation

Three Miami-Dade parks voted ''Best of Miami 2015''

Amelia Earhart Park, Black Creek Trail and Kendall Soccer Park have been recognized as “Best of Miami 2015” by the New Times’ annual readers’ poll.

More Awards & Recognitions

The Children's Trust announced Daryl Miller, Leisure Lake Park Manager for the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department, a recipient of their 2010 Champions for Children Award for Excellence in Direct Service for Children and Families at their awards ceremony on November 19, 2010 at Jungle Island in Miami.

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