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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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Maria Nardi appointed as Parks director, effective August 1

On July 6, Mayor Carlos Gimenez appointed Maria I. Nardi as the director of Parks, effective August 1. Nardi holds a master's degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University. Nardi joined Parks in 2004, where she oversaw the Parks Open Space System Master Plan.

July is Park and Recreation Month

Discover what you can do at a park near you, share a selfie and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a paddle board.

A $15,000 grant helps restore Pelican Island

We received a $15,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS). The grant will be used to continue ecological restoration efforts of the Pelican Island natural area and coastal hammock. About 60 UPS Americas region employees and their families planted native plants, removed exotic vegetation and debris and along the hammock that floated in from Biscayne Bay June 24.

Exercise water safety all summer long

Water safety should be exercised during summer vacation at pools, beaches, or on a boat. Be sure to swim near lifeguards, with a buddy, and wear life jackets while on a boat. Don't know how to swim? Sign up at any of our Learn2Swim classes.

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.

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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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