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For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2012

Media Contact:
Edith Torres


Votes Needed to Help Westbrook Park Win $10,000 from Kingsford Charcoal for Facility Improvements

Help Miami-Dade Park Beat Out Los Angeles and Houston Parks for Grand Prize and You Might Also be a Winner

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Kingsford Charcoal has chosen Miami-Dade's Westbrook Park as one of three parks competing nationally for a $10,000 grand park refurbishment. 

Residents are invited to show pride for their community and also win great prizes, by voting for Westbrook Park, located at 1325 SW 103 Place in Miami. 

To vote, simply click on and follow the simple instructions.  Park fans can vote once per day starting today through September 4, and are encouraged to share the contest link with friends, family and through social media.   

Miami-Dade is competing against Los Angeles and Houston for the Grand Prize, which will include improved picnic areas, including enhanced grilling stations, plus playground and landscaping improvements

The winning park with its new improvements will be showcased on Deportes Extra which airs on the cable station Univision Deportes Network in October.

For more information visit Kingsford Charcoal.

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's effort to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information, visit Parks Foundation.

About the Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12, 825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1, or visit Miami-Dade Parks.


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