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News & Events
Park & Recreation Month was celebrated with a Fitness Dance Party
Fitness Dance Party Miami, sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida at Tropical Park Equestrian Center on Saturday, July 25, 2015 was a huge success and a great way for the whole family to enjoy our great Miami-Dade Parks System, during Park and Recreation Month. Hundreds took part in this fun, fitness activity set to energetic dance rhythms by music-spinning DJs and easy-to-follow dance exercises led by professional Zumba fitness instructors.
Look who's talking about 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" wheelchair basketball 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.
The Foundation seeks to help kids thrive, using the “star” power of baseball to help them reach for the stars. It actively lends its support to youth development programs, providing community and school ballpark makeovers and college scholarships to high school graduates throughout the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
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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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