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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.
News & Events
Attend Family Aquatic Center grand opening, May 30
The facility, a 'mini water park', is complete with cool and thrilling walk-in swimming pools, water-in-motion playgrounds with waterslides, a spacious bath house and more. A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. kicks off the grand opening.
Ojus Park to receive $20,000 Parks Build Community Grant
After a month-long voting contest, the Disability Services program at Ojus Park is the recipient of a $20,000 Parks Build Community grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney | ABC Television Group and ESPN. Parks Build Community helps to revitalize and restore local parks and park programs across the country.
Unleash the power of parks
What makes Greater Miami's quality of life so outstanding is a combination of its being a great place to work and play. As we know, Miami has grown into one of the great cities of the world…a crossroads for people, trade and tourism, a world-class center for arts and culture…all built around a uniquely beautiful natural environment. As our community expands and evolves, the need to protect and enhance open space is critical to ensure our quality of life.
Join the conversation and learn how to enhance our community's quality of life through great parks, open spaces and greenways. Miami-Dade County needs a seamless, sustainable safe parks and open space system that facilitates memorable moments, offers health and wellness to all, preserves land and inspires people to fall in love with their city.
The greener your neighborhood, the less chronic disease a study reveals
A new study of Miami-Dade County Medicare beneficiaries showed that higher levels of greenness on their neighborhood block were linked to a significant reduction in the rate of chronic illnesses and health conditions like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, particularly in low-to-middle income neighborhoods.
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.
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.