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Parks Facility Reservation and Permits

You can reserve a park facility for your group's special occasion, including:

  • Team building
  • Meetings
  • Recreational events and tournaments
  • Galas
  • Weddings
  • Walk-a-thon or race
  • Birthday parties
  • Corporate events or picnics
  • Horse or cattle shows
  • Equestrian competitions
  • Rodeos
  • Festivals
  • Family reunions
  • Networking

Groups of 50 to 5,000 can be accomodated. Facilities include:

  • Picnic shelters
  • Cabanas
  • Pavilions
  • Playing fields
  • Courts

Zoo Miami, Deering Estate and other County facilities also offer event venues.

  • Event Venues

    Have an event to plan? Our Park settings and unique facilities, including beaches, are accessible and affordable. From team building, meetings and recreational events, we provide a wide variety of distinct settings and amenities to suit your needs.

    ZooMiami
    Max:  5,000
    Event Types:  Day/Evening Events, Corporate Events, Corporate Picnics, Galas, Birthday Parties, Team Building, Weddings, Family Unions walk-a-thon/race and more.
    Phone:  305-251-0400, ext. 84939 

    Zoo Miami: Wings of Asia Terrace Room
    Max:  45
    Events types:  Indoor Meeting Room
    Phone: 305-251-0400, ext. 84939

    Zoo Miami: Gazelle Grove
    Max:  1,500    
    Event types:  Outdoor Rental Space   
    Phone: 305-251-0400, ext. 84939

    Zoo Miami: Dr. Wilde's World Side Plaza
    Max:   100
    Event Types:  Weddings, Meetings, Corporate Events and more.
    Phone: 305-251-0400, ext. 84939 

    Zoo Miami: Lake Side Pavillion
    Max:   92
    Event Types:  Outdoor Rental Space, Weddings, Meetings, Corporate Events and more.
    Phone: 305-251-0400, ext. 84939         

    Zoo Miami: Dr. Wilde's World of Discovery
    Max:  150
    Event types:  Weddings, Meetings, Corporate Events and more.
    Phone: 305-251-0400, ext. 84939

    Zoo Miami: Amazon and Beyond
    Max:  100        
    Event types:   Weddings, Meetings, Corporate Events and more.         
    Phone: 305-251-0400, ext. 84939

    Country Club of Miami
    Max:  200
    Event Types:  Tournaments, leagues, group outing events, weddings, meetings, corporate events and more.
    Phone:  305-829-8456

    Tropical Park
    Max:  5,000  
    Event Types:  Day/Evening Events, Concerts, Corporate Events, Corporate Picnics, Film Productions, Team Building, Weddings, Festivals, Boxing Matches, Cattle Shows, Horse Shows, Equestrian Competitions, Rodeos, Festivals and more.
    Phone:  305-226-8315, ext. 4

    Deering Estate at Cutler
    Max:  250
    Event Types:  Indoor/Outdoor Rental Space
    Phone:   305-235-1668

    Crandon Park
    Max:   250
    Event Types:  Corporate Events, Corporate Picnics, Birthday Parties, Team Building, Small Daytime Weddings and more.
    Phone:   305-361-5421

    Crandon Golf
    Max:   200
    Event types:   Birthday Parties
    Phone: 305-361-9129 

    Greynolds Boathouse
    Max:  100
    Event types:  Birthdays, Corporate picnics, Team Building, Meetings and more.
    Phone: 305-948-2891

    Amelia Earhart Park
    Max:  3,000
    Event types:    Shelter Rentals, Open Activity Area, Lake, Bike paths, Volleyball Courts, and more.
    Phone: 305-685-8389

    Arcola Lakes Senior Center
    Max:  500
    Event types:  Day/Evening Events, Corporate Events, and Weddings.   
    Phone: 305-694-2728

    Fruit and Spice Park       
    Max:   2,000
    Event types:  Day/Evening Events, Concerts, Corporate Events, Corporate Picnics, Film Productions, Team Building, Weddings, Festivals and more       
    Phone:   305-247-5727

    Camp Owaissa Bauer
    Max:   150
    Event types:  Team Building, Networking, Meetings, Family Reunions and more.              
    Phone:   305-247-6016

    Pelican Harbor Island
    Max:     150
    Event types:   Team Building, Networking, Meetings, Family Unions and more.              
    Phone: 305-365-3018

    Palmetto Golf Course
    Max:  150
    Event types:  Meetings, Corporate Events and more.
    Phone:  305-238-2922

    Matheson Hammock Park & Marina
    Max:  120
    Event types:  Outdoor Rental Space, Corporate Picnics, Parties, Weddings and more.
    Phone:  305-665-5475

    Larry and Penny Thompson Memorial Park and Campground
    Max:  100
    Event types:  Outdoor Rental Space and Weddings.
    Phone:  305-232-1049

  • Eligibility & Requirements

    • Book at least one week in advance to ensure the park is staffed and prepared for the rental.
    • Events with tents 10 feet by 12 feet or larger require a Short Term Event permit. Contact the venue for specific permit requirements.
    • Registered party vendors are the only vendors allowed for parties at department picnic shelters, pavilions and cabanas.
  • Filming or Photography Permits at Parks

    Our parks and beaches attract many to use our facilities for photography and film. However, permits are required to use park and beach facilities for film or entertainmemt purposes. Apply online or contact Sandy Lighterman at sandyl@miamidade.gov or 305-375-3288.

  • Non-Commercial Photo Shoots

    Definition:

    • Non-Commercial photo shoots are identified as photos being taken by local photographers for weddings, baby pictures and the like, that will not be published in magazines, books, advertisements or on the internet.
    • Commercial photo shoots still require a film permit and the appropriate fees.

     Procedure:

     Photographers, taking Non-Commercial photo shoots, will be required to:

    • Follow the approved PROS registration process to be placed on the Parks Vendor List (i.e. bounce house vendors).
    • The approved County Fee applies for a one year period ($250.00).
    • Photographers, taking non-commercial pictures, will not be charged additional fees unless they utilize props, which can restrict access to the location they are working in. If this is the case, the appropriate open area fee may be charged. 
    • Registered photographers will be the only vendors approved to be in our facilities. 
    • An informational flier will be sent to you shortly with instructions on how the vendors can register. 
    • Registered Photographers will be required to contact the Park Office to inform them of their scheduled photo shoot. 

Phone Number(s)

Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces
Maria I. Nardi, Director

Hickman Building
275 NW 2nd Street, Miami, FL 33128
305-755-7800305-755-7800

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