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PRIDE Culture

PRIDE is about the culture of how we conduct business at Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces that embraces a ''Passion for Excellence''.


Congratulations to MDPR Employees!

Commission for Accreditation of Park & Recreation AgenciesOnce again, your hard work is being recognized and your PRIDE is showing. The reaccreditation team from the Commission for Accreditation of Park & Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) visited MDPR this past May, and we have been reaccredited.  Congratulations, to the entire Parks Team!



Sterling Leadership Program

Employees who are selected to participate in PRIDE SLP will do so over a one (1) year period and will be paired up with someone from Management, who will act as their mentor. This mentor will provide them with coaching and advice to assist them in developing their administrative, management and leadership skills while providing them a better understanding of Department-wide goals.

PRIDE SLP participants will be expected to dedicate up to 16 hours per month to work side by side with their mentor. Employees who are selected to participate in PRIDE will contribute to the department’s success in various areas. Opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • General Obligation Bond (GOB)
  • Open Space Master Plan (OSMP)
  • Parks Foundation / Dedicated Funding
  • Sterling Award / National Gold Medal
  • Recreation Plan
  • Department Accreditation

Pride In Action!

Read what people have to say about Parks employees who continuously strive to deliver excellence in everything they do.

4th PRIDE SLP Group

Pride SLP group Congratulations to the current PRIDE Sterling Leadership Program proteges. Here they are at the MDPROS Showcase, which took place at the Stephen P. Clark Building in December. This PRIDE SLP Group completed their rotation in October 2013.


Pictured, left to right: Tommy Salleh, Terry Mallo, Jamal Oubrar, Gisel Prado, Sean Leather, Nadia Rivas, Brandon Davis (not pictured: Shawn Ramirez).

2009 National Association of County Organizations

2009 National Association of County Organizations (NACO) Achievement Awards which recognize innovative county government programs that better serve residents.

  • Award presented to The Deering Estate at Cutler-Living Classroom for raising awareness of community environmental issues.
  • Award presented The Deering Estate at Cutler-Artist Village for creating a hub for collaborative arts programs.
  • Award presented to the Paralympic Partners for promoting sports and recreation services for persons with disabilities.
  • Parks and Recreation Improving the Delivery of Excellence (P.R.I.D.E) for promoting quality, efficient, and responsive management and administration.

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