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For Immediate Release:
September 04, 2012

Media Contact:
Edith Torres
ETORRES@miamidade.gov
305-755-7862



Help Miami-Dade Parks Win $10,000 Grand Park Refurbishment from Kingsford Charcoal

Last Day to Vote!


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Today is the last day to vote for Miami-Dade Parks to win a $10,000 Grand Park Refurbishment from Kingsford Charcoal.  Miami-Dade is competing against the cities of Los Angeles and Houston for the grand prize which will include improved picnic areas, including enhanced grilling stations, plus playground and landscaping improvements at Westbrook Park, 1325 SW 103 Place.

To cast your vote, go online and select Miami-Dade Parks. Miami-Dade Parks fans are encouraged to share the contest link with friends, family and through social media.   

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 please 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 visit Miami-Dade Parks or call 3-1-1.


 

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MIAMI-DADE PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACES DEPARTMENT
275 NW 2nd Street, 3rd Floor Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 755-7842