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For Immediate Release:
May 13, 2013
Media Contact:
Edith Torres


Gratigny Park Needs Your Vote to Win $25,000 in Playground Equipment

Enter the Make a Difference Through Play Facebook Contest now through June 15!

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade has teamed up with Local 10 and the Kiwanis of Sunny Isles/North Miami Beach to win $25,000 in playground equipment through the Make a Difference Through Play Facebook contest, sponsored by Kiwanis International and Landscape Structures.  To become a finalist, we need to be in the top 10 for number of votes.  To vote, simply click on You can vote daily through June 15.  Once you've voted, be sure to share with your friends and post on your Facebook page. 

For more information on Gratigny Plateau Park and how your company can be a part of this community effort, contact Victoria Mallette at 305-755-7804 or  To make a cash donation, visit

About Gratigny Plateau Park
The playground equipment would be installed at Gratigny Plateau Park. The property in northwest Miami-Dade (885 NW 117th Street) is being transformed into a neighborhood park with the help of WPLG-TV Local 10, EDSA, Miller Construction and other generous sponsors, in partnership with the non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.  The park, designed to resemble a flower, will feature a walking path, toddler playground, butterfly garden, park benches, and fitness and learning stations. 

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and 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 County 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 Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts 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 on the Parks Foundation, please visit

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