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The Miami-Dade County Portal will be undergoing maintenance starting at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and for all of Sunday, May 4. Intermittent outages may be experienced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Ribfest returns Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

Come to ZooMiami for live entertainment and great food during this years three-day outdoor grilling extravaganza, where national ribbers compete for the best ribs trophies and bragging rights. 


> Buy tickets now!

> Visit Miami Ribfest for more information


Make it Yours at History Miami

On view now until Nov. 16, The Underline exhibition showcases key components of the initiative to create Miami’s longest urban linear park and trail. History Miami, Monday – Saturday, 10a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m.


> Visit The Underline for more information

Mission Everglades Brick Project

Leave your mark at Zoo Miami by purchasing a commemorative brick that will line the walkway to the new Zoo Miami Florida: Mission Everglades Exhibit. Opening in 2016, it will feature state-of-the-art interactive exhibits showcasing the majestic and unique ecology of our world-famous River of Grass


> Learn more about the Mission

News & Events

Become familiar with Article 7 ballot questions

Election ReadyWith the November General Election about two weeks away, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces is encouraging all voters to become familiar with Article 7 ballot questions.



Join us in celebrating new park developments

New Butterfly Conservation Garden at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park
Dedication: Saturday, October 25, 10:00 a.m.

New Walking Path at Banyan Park
Dedication:  Monday, October 27, 3:00 p.m.

New Walkway Lighting Project at Westbrook Park
Groundbreaking:  Thursday, October 30, 3:00 p.m.

Active older adults make healthy choices with Walgreens

Active AdultsHealthy Choices Clinics by Walgreens is a collaboration between Miami Dade Parks Recreation and Open Spaces and Walgreens which provides local clinics where Active Older Adults, 55 and over, can receive Blood Pressure, Glucose and Cholesterol Screenings and immunizations for Flu, Pneumonia and Shingles.

For additional information and schedule of clinics please call 786-372-9701 or email


The Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness Program

Over the next three years, Miami-Dade County will be one of 12 communities seeking to hire nearly 200 veterans to teach fitness and nutrition classes, and to help inspire residents to live healthier, active lifestyles through The Coca-Cola Troops for Fitness Program.



Areas of Colonial Drive Park temporarily closed

Higher than normal concentrations of arsenic was found in the athletic fields. Park users can expect to see signage and fencing closing off contaminated areas to the public. For more information, please call 305-755-7834.

Celebrate Spooktober at Zoo Miami!

SpooktoberFrom spooky tram rides, to kids' costume contests; from an adults-only masquerade party to a haunted house; from ghoulish carousel rides to watching animals open their Halloween gifts on weekends! It's all happening at zoo Miami! From October 17 - 31, all your worst fears will come to life.



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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