Important Global Message
The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is closely monitoring Erika. For any updates about County facilities and services, please visit: http://www.miamidade.gov/emergency
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
Park & Recreation Month events
July is National Park & Recreation Month. Celebrate with family, friends and even your dog at a Miami-Dade County Park near you, where there are plenty of things to do with more than 270 parks available to choose from, each with its own charm, offering differing amenities such as outdoor fitness areas, skate ramps, nature adventures and more!
Find a park at Parks305!
Parks and recreation services are vital for our communities – from protecting open spaces and natural resources, to helping fight obesity, to providing fun activities and great experiences for all walks of life. Parks305 brings all parks to your fingertips.
Support Parks when you shop on AmazonSmile
Help us to continue our mission to preserve and conserve Parks and parks programming. Each time you make an eligible purchase on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.
Support Learn-to-Swim Scholarships
South Florida is surrounded by bodies of water – from canals, to lakes, to beaches and even swimming pools in homes and residential communities. It is crucial that everyone, especially children, learn how to swim. It can save their life. Although Miami-Dade Parks' Learn-to-Swim program is affordable, there are many who cannot afford the modest fee. That's where the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade provides Learn-to-Swim Scholarships to children who cannot afford it. To date, over 3,000 children have received Learn-to-Swim scholarships over the past four years, thanks to generous donors like you. Please help save a child's life and donate today.
Morning Mile returns to Live A Park Life Summer Camps
Miami-Dade Parks and AvMed celebrate the Five-Year Anniversary of the Morning Mile as part of the Live A Park Life Summer Camps. Children start the day at summer camp by walking or jogging one mile. For every five miles logged, children receive a sneaker charm to add to their collection. To celebrate, Fitz Koehler, founder of Morning Mile, will join Miami-Dade County Commissioners Javier Souto and Esteban Bovo, Jr., and representatives from AvMed, the Parks Foundation and Miami-Dade Parks during the Summer Bash at Tropical Park Equestrian Center, July 26 and 27 at 10 a.m.
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.