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In addition to a Great Parks System, the Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space System Vision includes a system of great Public Spaces. Libraries, museums, schools, government buildings, transit stations and other civic/ institutional places offer numerous opportunities to create new public spaces for festivals, arts and crafts shows, green markets and other civic activities that bring communities together.
Natural & Cultural Heritage Places
While many people are not getting enough nature, many natural lands are not getting enough appreciation. Land conservation programs do help the environment, but there is a perception that their only function is an ecological one. This is unfortunate given that more and more research points to the positive effects that open lands have on the well-being of people.
The Park and Recreation Department in conjunction with Public Works is developing and improving many bike trails which span across the County. We hope that building and improving these trails will encourage our population to depend less on cars and public transportation, thereby taking advantage of our beautiful outdoors while getting healthy, fit, and having fun!
Greenways & Trails
Greenways are about connections: they connect people and wildlife to places, to nature, and to each other. In a time where urban open space is a rarity, new recreational opportunities may only exist in linear patterns- along utility easements, roadways and other transportation corridors and waterfronts. These paths make it possible to connect people to parks, but also make connections in grander ways.
For centuries, towns and cities were built for people: who walked, bicycled, took a trolley or a carriage to get around.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Fri Jul 6, 2012 2:21:45 PM
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