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News & Events
Grainger donates $22,500 for Arthur Woodard Park
The Grainger Foundation donated $22,500 to help fund a new playground at Arthur Woodard Park. Grainger executives presented the check to Parks Director George Navarrete. Arthur Woodard Park is a 2.2 acre, undeveloped neighborhood park located at NW 12 Avenue and NW 99 Street, west of I-95. Improvements planned for the park include a playground, walking path, shade trees, fitness area, benches, picnic shelter and landscaping.
Thank you for your support on Give Miami Day
We wish to thank everyone who donated to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade on Give Miami Day. Your support will help us to continue our mission to preserve and grow Miami-Dade Parks and its programs. If you were not able to give yesterday, you can still make your end of year gift.
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez appoints new Parks director
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez appointed George Navarrete as the new Parks director effective Nov. 17, 2016, replacing Jack Kardys who retires in January after a distinguished 36-year career at Miami-Dade Parks. Maria Nardi was appointed as the deputy director.
New benefits and prices for annual membership
Become a Parks Passport holder and gain access to explore the world of Miami-Dade Parks, with special discounts on Parks' programs, attractions and services, while helping to conserve parks and natural areas, and support recreational programs for future generations to enjoy.
Shopping for the holidays? Support Parks too
Support parks every time you shop for holiday items and gifts at smile.amazon.com. Whenever you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, helping us in our mission to preserve park lands and recreational programming.
Growing tree canopy at Gwen Cherry Park
More than 50 Florida-native trees were planted thanks to a $25,000 grant award from The UPS Foundation in support of Million Trees Miami and its goal to plant one million trees by 2020. For the third consecutive year, UPS Americas employees participated in a volunteer tree-planting project. To date, nearly 200 trees have been planted at Miami-Dade County Parks by UPS.
Styrofoam and plastic items banned from parks
Polystyrene, used to create Styrofoam and certain plastics, is a petroleum-based plastic that is considered our nation's fifth largest creator of hazardous waste. Starting July 1, 2017, the approved resolution prohibits the sale or use of all polystyrene food-service articles, such as coolers, plates, bowls, cups, lids, to-go containers, cutlery, tableware, boxes, bags, wrappings, and others.
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.