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Great Parks

Stimulates the physical, mental, and spiritual potential of individuals:

  • Fosters good schools, jobs, housing, public transportation, clean air, and safety
  • Encourages a harmonious relationship between man and nature
  • Helps conserve energy and natural resources
  • Brings quality to the physical, social, economic, and cultural environment
  • Provides balanced and diverse recreational opportunities
  • Takes advantage of its unique features, climate, geography, population, history, industry, and express them through design
  • Understands a community’s roots
  • Involves people in the planning and use of projects

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2016 Summit

Great Parks Summit, coming spring 2016

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2014 Summit

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, together with The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and generous sponsors, is hosted the 2014 Great Park Summit on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables.

2012 Summit

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department hosted the fourth Great Park Summit, Wednesday, April 18, 2012.  The theme was "Partnerships Through Creative Initiatives".

2010 Summit

The 2010 Great Park Summit took place on March 5, 2010, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. The theme was Partnerships/An Economic, Social and Environmental Health Plan.

2008 Summit

The Great Park Summit 2008 took place March 14, 2008 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens and brought leaders, visionaries, and activists together to share an inspirational vision for a more livable and sustainable South Florida.

2006 Summit

The 2006 Summit, kicked off the public planning process to prepare a new Open Space Master Plan for the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department, it served to initiate a dialogue throughout the community about the significant contribution of parks, recreation and conservation open space to the health and economic vitality of the South Florida community.

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