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Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

Things to Do

Group on nature walk.

Discover all of the events and activities happening in Miami-Dade Parks.

Events at parks
A beach.

Miami-Dade beaches are some of the best beaches in the country, and are accessible to people with disabilities.

Person golfing.

Book a tee time online and save yearly by purchasing the Patron Card for golf courses at Parks.

A marina

Miami-Dade marinas are equipped to help you have a great experience, whether you're fishing, diving or riding the waves.

Person exercising

As part of a larger initiative to make fitness fun, convenient and affordable, fitness zones have been installed in many of the County's parks.

Fitness Zones
Dog at a water fountain

Let your dog run, walk and play at a Miami-Dade County dog park.

Dog Parks
Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami houses more than 2,000 wild animals and is the only zoo located in a subtropical climate.

Zoo Miami
Deering Estate

Deering Estate offers daily tours. Experience diverse activities, from canoe rides to butterfly hikes.

Deering Estate


Kids running

Find out how Parks can help kids stay fit, active and healthy, all while having fun.

Just for Kids
Family around a rain water barrel

Check out the events, projects and activities that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Family Fun
Older adults at a fitness class.

Learn how Parks is providing fitness, leisure and social activities for adults 55 and older.

Active Older Adults
Children with plants

Learn more about the educational outreach programs and resources provided by UF-IFAS extension.

UF/IFAS Extension


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Larry and Penny Thompson Park

After several years of closure for essential maintenance and safety enhancements, park patrons can now enjoy the white sandy beach and iconic slide at Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park starting May 25.

Kids taking swim class

Learn to swim during National Water Safety Month.

A boy shooting an arrow

Learn about this year's summer camps and how you can keep your kids engaged while staying safe.

Applications are being accepted for a variety of part-time and full-time jobs. Attend an upcoming Parks Job Fair for the opportunity to join the Miami-Dade Parks team and live a park life.

About Us

We build memorable experiences and communities through well-designed parks and open spaces that are efficient, accessible, engaging and aesthetically pleasing, guided by our Parks Open Space Master Plan.

We offer year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities. Camps are held in the spring and summer during public school breaks. After-school activities are focused on fitness, nutrition and wellness, and developing an appreciation of nature, science and the cultural arts.

We also maintain the median strips, road shoulders and causeways for County roadways, busways, Metrorail and Metromover.

To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters, CART and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade County, Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces sponsored program or meeting, please contact Gisel Prado, 305-755-7848 or [email protected] at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).