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2010 Great Park 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.

Speakers & Presenters

Speakers for this year's event include: Steven Coleman, the Executive Director and President of Washington Parks & Places; Kevin Caravati, Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Tech University; Peter Wood, Health Foundation of South Florida; as well as Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez, and County Manager George Burgess.


  • 8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
    Complimentary Continental Breakfast; Exhibitors
  • 8:45 - 9:00  a.m. Welcoming Remarks:
    Bruce Greer, President, Board of Trustees,
    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
  • 9:00 - 9:30  a.m. Opening Remarks:
    Honorable Carlos Alvarez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
    Honorable Carlos A. Gimenez, District 7, Miami-Dade County Commissioner
    George M. Burgess, Miami-Dade County Manager
    Jack Kardys, Director, Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
  • Presiding:
    Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of Courts, Miami-Dade County;
    Chair, Board of County Commissioners Task Force on Climate Change
  • Morning Session
    9:30 - 10:30  a.m.
    Steve Coleman
    Executive Director & President
    Washington Parks & People
    Topic: Parks for People: Rediscovering the Power of
    the Village Green
  • 10:30 - 11:15  a.m.
    Kevin Caravati, P.G.
    Senior Research Scientist
    Georgia Tech Research Institute
    Topic: Parks Rescue…Economy/Health/Environment
  • 11:15 - noon
    Jack Kardys
    Director, Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department
    Topic: Park and Open Space System Master
    Plan Implementation
  • NOON - 1:00 p.m.
    Complimentary Lunch; Exhibitors
  • Afternoon Session
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    Peter N. Wood, MPA, Vice President of Programs & Community Investments
    Health Foundation of South Florida
    Topic: Health and the Built Environment
  • 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks:
    W. Howard Gregg, Deputy Director, Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department
    CHALLENGE: Get Fit - It's a Walk in the Park

Our Sponsors

  • Emerald Sponsor - $10,000
  • Palmetto Truck Center
  • Forest Level Sponsor - $5,000
    • Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove
  • Jade Level Sponsor - $2,500
    • PBS&J
    • Recreational Design & Construction
    • URS Corporation
    • Bacardi USA
    • Rep Services, Inc.
  • Sage ($1000)
    • Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l, Inc.
    • Shade Systems, Inc.
    • Rosenberg Gardner Design
    • Forbes Architects
    • Health Foundation of South Florida
    • AECOM / Glatting Jackson
    • Curtis + Rogers Design Studio, Inc.
  • Fern ($500)
    • EAS  Engineering, Inc.
    • Kimley - Horn & Associates, Inc.
    • Municipal Lighting Systems, Inc.
    • University of Miami
  • Pine ($250)
    • Marlin Engineering, Inc.
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