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News & Events
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2017
Commemorate civil rights activist and humanitarian, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through volunteer service projects at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65th Street, Hialeah, FL 33013, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. and projects will take place from 9 a.m. - noon. Park beautification projects will include tree mulching, litter removal, painting, and landscaping. Community service hours will be awarded to all participants who complete the projects. Register today!
In the Company of Women honorees selected
Twelve distinguished women will be honored during the 29th annual In the Company of Women Awards ceremony and reception, presented by Macy's, on March 8, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Coral Gables Country Club. The ceremony will follow a reception with drinks, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction.
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.
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.
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.