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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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Gratigny Plateau Park celebrated its one-year anniversary on Aug. 20

Hosted by Local 10 News Team and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, the free community block party featured refreshments, music, exercise and fitness workouts, butterfly friendly plant giveaways, and a volunteer planting project by the University of Florida/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program. Watch the Local 10 News coverage that brought out neighbors and sponsoring organizations to celebrate this milestone.

Look who's talking about Miami-Dade Parks

Read Parks Foundation Board President Raul Garcia’s letter thanking Miami Foundation President and CEO Javier Alberto Soto and David Lawrence, Jr. for their support of Parks with an Op-Ed piece and Letter to the Editor respectively in The Miami Herald.

Goulds Park wins $20,000 'Parks Build Community Grant from the Walt Disney Company & NRPA

Your voice was heard! After a month-long public-voting process, Goulds Park, a Miami-Dade County park, is the winner of a $20,000 “Parks Build Community” grant from the Walt Disney Company and the National Recreation and Park Association for a new community garden.

The Goulds Park Community Garden project was one of 15 projects selected nationwide to receive grant funding. Parks Build Community helps to revitalize and restore local parks and park programs across the country.

Miami-Dade Parks Miami Heat Wheels team crowned 2015 NWBA Division 3 National Champions

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team was crowned “NWBA Division 3 National Champions,” April 19, 2015, after defeating the San Antonio Spurs wheelchair basketball team by a score of 70-66 in the finals of the 67th annual NWBA National Championships, held in Louisville, Kentucky.  This is the first-ever NWBA National Championship win for the team.  

Volunteers sprung into action for Global Youth Service Day

More than 200 volunteers celebrated Earth Month by taking part in Global Youth Service Day, a volunteer event created to encourage children and teens to be active in their community. The event took place Saturday, April 18th, at the Crandon Park Nature Center, in partnership with Marlins Ayudan and HandsOn Miami.

Volunteers made a positive environmental impact by removing 70 trash bags worth of litter from the Crandon Park shores, trails, and preserves. 

27th Annual in the Company of Women Awards Ceremony

Twelve outstanding women leaders were honored on March 5 at 6 p.m., for their contributions to the Miami-Dade County community. 

The Parks Foundation received a $24,000 check from Major League Baseball's Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera presented a $24,000 contribution, on behalf of the “Miguel Cabrera Foundation”, to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade County on Jan. 30 for renovations to the baseball fields at Brothers to the Rescue Memorial Park.

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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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