News & Events at Parks
Miami-Dade Parks Director Touted as “Public Administrator of the Year”
The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) South Florida Chapter has selected Miami-Dade County Parks Director Jack Kardys for its prestigious Public Administrator of the Year Award for 2013. The award will be presented at ASPA's annual awards reception on June 7th from 6-9 p.m. at Miami's Jungle Island.Reservations for this event can be made by contacting Roslyn Alic-Batson at 305-375-5658 or by emailing email@example.com.
10th Annual Blue Water Fishing Classic Tournament, May 30 - June 2
Don't miss your chance to reel in the BIG ONE and win up to $20,000 in cash prizes! With 20 ways to win and launches from all six Miami-Dade County marinas, your chances to win are REALLY good!
Join the Festivities for the Grand Re-Opening of Olinda Park - June 8th
The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department and Miami-Dade County District 3 Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson announce the Grand Re-Opening of Olinda Park, located at 2101 NW 51 Street, Miami.Residents are invited to join them at the park at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies, followed by a host of fun, family-style festivities. There will be music, a bounce house, free pop-corn, snow cones and more! The park re-opens after a two-year improvement project that involved soil remediation and facility updates.
Turtle Rangers on Patrol with New “Turtle Truck”
Miami-Dade County Parks'Sea Turtle Conservation Program has successfully documented more than 6,886 sea turtle nests and released more than 585,000 live hatchlings to the sea, since it started the program in 1980.They can look forward to delivering thousands more to the sea, thanks to a $13,500 Challenge Grant from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation that helped pay for a brand new ''Turtle Truck.''
Florida Governor Rick Scott Honors Miami-Dade Parks with 2013 Sustained Excellence Award
Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Sterling Council have announced the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department (MDPROS) will be honored with the Governor's prestigious Sustained Excellence Award for 2013.
The coveted award will be bestowed at the 2013 Governor's Sterling Award Banquet at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes on Friday, May 31, 2013.
Registration Starts May 1 for Miami-Dade Parks' Fit2 Play, Green-It-Up Summer Camps!
Exciting Summer Camps are being offered by the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, June 10 through August 16, 2013, at its parks around the County. Programs are affordable and fully-supervised.
There's fitness, sports, nature-encounters, arts and crafts, field trips and more! Camp hours: 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., with early drop-off/ late pick-up available. Miami Dade Parks provides inclusion services for children with disabilities who want to attend typical summer camps.
Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate the Completion of Recent Improvements at Deering Point
Join the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County Vice-Chairwoman and District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, at Deering Point for the dedication of the completion of recent improvements at Deering Point, including the new restroom building and shelters.Deering Point is located at 17350 Old Cutler Road, adjacent to the C-100 Canal at the south end of the Deering Estate at Cutler.
Savage – An exhibit of art made by Zoo Miami animals for the benefit of animals
Enjoy and purchase art made by tigers, giraffes, elephants, birds, reptiles, and more to make a difference in animal conservation projects. Paintings will be available through silent auction and raffle and will be hosted by our very own Ron Magill!. Be sure to show up early for hors d'oeuvres from Taste of the Wild and animal encounters and stay for the food trucks
Zoo Miami and the South Florida Chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (SFAAZK) present ''Savage'' an exhibit of art made by animals for the benefit of animals, on June 1, 2013 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Bakehouse Art Complex.
Miami-Dade County Parks and ZSF Announce Invitation to Negotiate for “Zoo Miami Entertainment Area” Plan
Miami-Dade County Parks, in partnership with the Zoological Society of Florida (ZSF), is proud to announce an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), which it is extending to the unprecedented coupling of both private and public developers, local and national, for the opportunity to create a multi-attraction entertainment destination on the grounds of Zoo Miami.
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!
May 20 - May 26
- Crandon Park's Bird Walk
oin a Crandon Park naturalist as you learn the basics of bird watching and identification.
- Soccer 5 Miami for Kids
The Soccer 5 Academy is a developmental academy for Miami's kids ages 3-12 who wish to 'get in the game' of soccer in a fun,
- Eco-Action Days at Amelia Earhart Park
Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Come volunteer at Amelia Earhart Park and help our environment!
- May 23 at Oak Grove Park
The purpose of this public meeting is to discuss the proposed development of a Haitian Community Center at Oak Grove Park.
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