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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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May is National Water Safety Month

May 2017 kicks off the ''Every Lesson Counts'' learn-to-swim water safety campaign with the goal of teaching and counting one million swim lessons annually in our County as well as municipal public pools and private swim schools. On May 20, from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Miami-Dade Parks will join DPC and the Trauma Services Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for “Summer Safety Splash” at West Perrine Park Aquatic Center.

Learn2Swim scholarship fund

Drowning is the leading cause of death among children 1 to 4-years-old in both Florida and our County. With the support of donors and corporate partners, we are working to prevent unnecessary drowning incidents in our County by providing children and families with Learn2Swim scholarships. Help keep children safe in and around water by donating to the Learn2Swim Scholarship Fund.

Fit2Play receives 2017 Sapphire Award

We have received the 2017 Sapphire Award for Outstanding Program for our Fit2Play childhood obesity-prevention afterschool program by the Florida Blue Foundation, a branch of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida.

Park Conservation Corps accepting applications

Now through June 30, applications are being accepted for Park Conservation Corps, a signature volunteer group comprised of individuals, ages 21 and over, representing a variety of professions and businesses who are passionate about serving our community and playing an active role in enhancing our park system.

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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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