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The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade understands the important role park systems play in a community, and is committed to ensuring Miami-Dade’s park facilities, programming and connections provide a world-class experience for residents and visitors. Behind every great community is a great park system. We invite you to support our cause and ensure that our park system thrives for this and future generations.

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Unleash the Power of Parks

What makes Greater Miami's quality of life so outstanding is a combination of its being a great place to work and play. As we know, Miami has grown into one of the great cities of the world…a crossroads for people, trade and tourism, a world-class center for arts and culture…all built around a uniquely beautiful natural environment. As our community expands and evolves, the need to protect and enhance open space is critical to ensure our quality of life.

Join the conversation and learn how to enhance our community's quality of life through great parks, open spaces and greenways. Miami-Dade County needs a seamless, sustainable safe parks and open space system that facilitates memorable moments, offers health and wellness to all, preserves land and inspires people to fall in love with their city.

Great Park Summit 2016 celebrates new ideas and milestones for enhancing Miami-Dade's open spaces

A record-breaking crowd of 340 plus parks supporters, including local leaders and citizen interest groups, took part in Miami-Dade County Parks' 2016 Great Park Summit, hosted by The Parks Foundation and made possible, in part, by Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

NRPA releases new study showing Americans are passionate about parks

In a newly released study by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), 92 percent of Americans believe their communities benefit from local parks. The updates to their 1992 study shows that during the past 25 years, support and passion for local and community parks has stayed strong. Americans agree with NRPA’s Three Pillars – conservation, health and wellness, and social equity.

Miami-Dade Parks expands on these three Pillars, making them the focus of the County’s unique park system, with 268 parks and 12,825 acres of land.

Miami-Dade Parks featured on National Association of Realtors website

The blog article tells the importance and the financial, health and communal benefits of having close access to parks and recreational open spaces near homes. Among those that were highlighted were Miami-Dade Parks and its Open Space Master Plan.

Miami-Dade Parks' Fit2Play program wins $25,000 FlaBev grant

The Florida Beverage Association (FlaBev) announced the award of a $25,000 grant to the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's Fit2Play after-school program, an evidence-based childhood obesity prevention and healthy living initiative for Miami-Dade youth.

Annual Membership Benefits

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is offering benefits to its members. Become a member today and make a difference in your Miami-Dade County Parks. Not only will you receive great benefit opportunities, but you will help preserve parks and park programs. 

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The GreenLink, is an initiative to transform the land underneath Metrorail into a contiguous 10-mile walking/biking/exercise path and linear park, from Brickell Station to Dadeland South Station.  The Parks Foundation's Brickell Promenade project is just one component of the GreenLink.

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Great Park Summit Sponsors

Thank you to all who believe in the power of parks and shared their stories about how parks have influenced and impacted their lives at the 2016 Great Park Summit.

A special thanks to the Great Park Summit Sponsors.

 
 
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