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News & Events
In the Company of Women announces 2016 honorees and awards ceremony
This March during Women’s History Month, celebrate women’s excellence by honoring 12 outstanding women leaders for their contributions to South Florida at the 28th Annual In the Company of Women Awards Ceremony, presented by Macy’s, March 3 at 6 p.m. Award winners are trailblazer in their professions and give time and talents to the community.
NRPA releases new study showing Americans are passionate about parks
In a newly released study by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), 92 percent of Americans believe their communities benefit from local parks. The updates to their 1992 study shows that during the past 25 years, support and passion for local and community parks has stayed strong. Americans agree with NRPA’s Three Pillars – conservation, health and wellness, and social equity.
Miami-Dade Parks expands on these three Pillars, making them the focus of the County’s unique park system, with 268 parks and 12,825 acres of land.
Clean Up & Green Up Poster/Video Contest
Miami-Dade County students from grades 1-12 are invited to join in the "Clean Up & Green Up" poster contest. Students are encouraged to design a poster that explains what we can do to clean up our community. High school students can also participate in the Clean up & Green Up Video contest. The theme this year is “The best ways to Clean Up and Green Up our community." Videos will be accepted on a class basis as the grand prize will be awarded to the entire class. Poster and video entries must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 16.
Miami-Dade Parks featured on National Association of Realtors website
The blog article tells the importance and the financial, health and communal benefits of having close access to parks and recreational open spaces near homes. Among those that were highlighted were Miami-Dade Parks and its Open Space Master Plan.
Miami-Dade Parks' Fit2Play program wins $25,000 FlaBev grant
The Florida Beverage Association (FlaBev) announced the award of a $25,000 grant to the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's Fit2Play after-school program, an evidence-based childhood obesity prevention and healthy living initiative for Miami-Dade youth.
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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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