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News & Events
Gratigny Plateau Park celebrates its grand opening with a Community Block Party
After two years of planning, fundraising and construction, an extreme park makeover at Gratigny Plateau Park, made possible through a unique public-private sector partnership, was celebrated on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., with a community block party marking the grand opening of this quaint, neighborhood park.
Designed to resemble a flower signaling new life for a community in need, Gratigny Plateau Park, located at 885 NW 117 Street, boasts new walking paths, fitness stations, a toddler playground, benches, and a butterfly garden providing area residents new opportunities for recreation. Local 10 Anchor Calvin Hughes and the Local 10 News Team reported live during the ceremony.
The Parks Foundation Receives a $5,300 Quality of Life Grant
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is proud to announce that it has received a $5,300 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for the purchase of two adult hand-cycles and a recumbent bike to support Miami-Dade Parks Disability Services’ Hand-cycling Program – Hand-cycles for All.
The award was one of 73 grants totaling over $537,550 awarded by the Reeve Foundation to nonprofit organizations nationwide that provide more opportunities, access, and daily quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, their families, and caregivers.
Park(ing) Day Miami 2014 - September 19
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 and has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
This year Miami Dade County Parks Department is participating by including 5 of their own for a total of 10 spots in and around Downtown Miami.
Please check back soon for further updates. Hashtags: #parkingdaymiami and #parkdaymiami.
Fitness craze that pushes you to the limit!
FOX & Friends featuring a 3-minute segment with Laura Ortiz, of the Miami Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program and Barbara Tulipane of the National Recreation and Park Association.
The Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness program employs the talents and expertise of our nation's veterans to lead fitness workouts and serve as role models for healthy living.
Learn more about Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness and how veterans and local parks and recreation in Miami, FL are working together to make a difference.
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The GreenLink, is an initiative to transform the land underneath Metrorail into a contiguous 10-mile walking/biking/exercise path and linear park, from Brickell Station to Dadeland South Station.
Heads Up: Concussion in youth sports
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.
The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. It's Better to Miss One Game Than the Whole Season!
Walkability in Miami-Dade County
The video focuses showing effects of health on creating a walkable neighborhood. It touches on the dangers of our city becoming car-centric.
In addition, the video shows how Miami already has neighborhoods based on walkable designs and community participation in the promotion of healthy neighborhoods. See this is a short public health video focused on Walkability in Miami-Dade County.
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