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Parks Foundation

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade understands the important role park systems play in a community, and is committed to ensuring Miami-Dade's park facilities, programming and connections provide a world-class experience for residents and visitors. Behind every great community is a great park system. We invite you to support our cause and ensure that our park system thrives for this and future generations.

Get Involved

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Your contribution will help us support parks and programs for people of all ages, backgrounds and socio-economic incomes.
Donate
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Get access to special discounts on Parks' programs, attractions and services.
Be a Member
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Play a role in greening our community and demonstrate your commitment to parks and open spaces.
Volunteer

About Us

Mission: To foster the recreational, educational, environmental and cultural life of Miami-Dade County community by encouraging and soliciting support for our county's park system.

Vision: Enhance the quality of life of Miami-Dade residents and visitors by securing dedicated funding to preserve and promote parks and parks programming throughout Miami-Dade.

Maria Padron
Special Projects Administrator
275 NW 2nd St., 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33128
305-755-5455

Sponsors and Partners

  • History of the Parks Foundation

    The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade was founded in 2004, after the founding members and recognized community leaders Jorge Luis Lopez, Dick Anderson, Dean Colson, Brandon Immerman, Nancy Liebman, and Sergio Pino, agreed that many of the needs faced by the Parks and Recreation Department were not fully covered through the County's General Fund.

    During the same time, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Senator Javier Souto had already established a referendum authorizing the County Manager to establish an Adopt-a-Park program to help community activists raise funds for needed improvements to the parks systems. Through the Parks Foundation, the Adopt-a-Park program has been able to grow and offer more opportunities for individuals, civic organizations, and corporate sponsors to become involved through fundraising programs and volunteer opportunities.

  • Annual Reports

    All contributions to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade are tax deductible, as allowed by law and are tax-exempt as allowed by law according to I.R.S. regulations. The Parks Foundation has complied with registration requirements of Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of Contributions Act. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

    A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state. 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or www.floridaconsumerhelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.
    --Florida Registration CH17955

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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