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Water Recreation Access Plan (WRAP)

In 2008, Miami-Dade County adopted The Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space System Master Plan (OSMP), a 50-year vision for an interconnected system of great parks, public spaces, natural and cultural  places, greenways, water trails and streets. In partnership with the Florida Inland  Navigation  District, the Water Recreation Access Plan (WRAP) will build on the OSMP’s vision  for a  healthy,  livable and prosperous community and provide a blueprint for a seamless  water trail  and blueways system. The WRAP will provide a framework for sustainable best practices for Miami-Dade County’s waterfront through a balance of access and recreational opportunities. 

Goal & Guiding Principles

The goal of the Water Recreation Access Plan is to provide a framework for responsible, balanced, and equitable access to Biscayne Bay and Miami-Dade County’s waterways. The guiding principles include: 

  • Equitable, Safe and Healthy Access for All
  • Climate Resilience and Environmental Protection
  • Sustainable Economics
  • Design Excellence and Beauty
  • Citizen Stewardship

Public Survey

Do you enjoy a day on Miami-Dade’s waterways? Do you fish, swim, paddle board, canoe, kayak or boat? Do you enjoy a walk along Biscayne Bay or your neighborhood lake or canal? Do you share concerns for the protection of our marine environment and the impacts of climate change on sea levels? 

Share what is most important to you and your connection to the water by taking this important survey. It will only take 10-15 minutes and your input will help us make the right recommendations for the future of our waterways. The survey will be available through Oct. 6.

Public Workshops

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will host virtual public workshops to receive the community’s input on the Water Recreation Access Plan. Please join us virtually by attending one of the workshops listed below and help us learn what is most important to you and your connection to the water. Should you wish to watch the archived virtual workshops, please click the links below to access the recordings.

Questions, Ideas or Feedback

Contact Stephanie Cornejo, Park Planner 3, either by e-mail at [email protected] or call 305-755-7957.