The City of Miami's Parks and Recreation Department strives to create a brighter future with a world class parks system for our community and visitors. We are home to over 147 beautiful parks, totaling more than 1,400 acres, 12 swimming pool facilities, 43 community centers, 4 gymnasiums, the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center, the Little Haiti Cultural Center and Caribbean Marketplace, a Japanese Garden, Grapeland Water Park, and Melreese Golf Course. We also offer services at Virginia Key: mountain bike trails, walking trails, and beaches, as well three natural areas designated as Natural Forest Communities that include a Visitor's Center at Simpson Hammock Park, the Virginia Key 32-acre hammock restoration and interpretive trail, and the hammock at Alice Wainwright Park.
Miami Parks enriches and inspires the community and visitors by promoting a safe, accessible, and healthy and happy quality of life. We are nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and we are proud to deliver quality of life services to all ages through active senior programs, teen engagement programs, services for persons with disabilities, and youth-serving programs through seasonal camps, sports, learn-to-swim, and Science Technology Recreation Engineering Arts and Math (STREAM) programming.
The Parks Master Plan will provide strategic and resilient recommendations for the provision of facilities, programs, services, park land acquisitions, and development. The updated plan will allow Miami Parks to satisfy accreditation requirements, align our future decisions in a strategic manner that will identify operational needs based on current assessments. The master plan will assist Miamiparks in a guiding direction to make necessary improvements in regards to how we manage facilities and operations, programming, staffing, administration, and management.
Yes, this is a community-input driven process and the outcome and future recommendations will be driven by the needs and vision articulated by the community members.
Through the Participate section on this website – www.ReimagineParks Miami.com you can provide open ended suggestions, respond to the online survey, know the dates for public meetings and even share feedback through social media as well.
This will be a 15 – 18 month process commencing in November 2021 and anticipated completion in May 2023
The Master Plan is led by FL based Chen-Moore and Associates (Mr. Cristobal Betancourt) and supported by a team of regional and national consultants Perez Planning + Design LLC (Mr. Carlos Perez), PROS Consulting, INC. (Mr. Neelay Bhatt), Barth & Associates (Dr. David Barth) and ETC Institute.
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