Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, together with The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and generous sponsors, is hosting the 2012 Great Park Summit on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables.

Join park and recreation professionals, environmental organizations, patrons of the arts, elected and governmental officials and others for an engaging discussion about enhancing regions through innovative design, planning and stewardship of public space. The Summit includes nationally-recognized guest speakers and exhibitors showcasing a host of park-centric and sustainable programs, products and services.

This year’s theme is Partnerships Through Creative Initiatives: Red fields to Green fields. The idea is to revitalize underutilized properties with parks as the catalyst for sustainable development. It’s a forward-thinking initiative designed to create jobs, support property values and build a more vibrant South Florida. Please mark your calendar and don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of the conversation on parks and conservation open space in Miami-Dade. Event is open to the public. To RSVP or learn more, contact Eric Hansen at 305-755-5460.

6 Responses to Miami-Dade Great Park Summit, April 18, 2012

  1. Rog in Miami Gardens says:

    It is clear that they do not want regular, working-class people to have input because how could they possibly plan an event to be at the beginning and in the middle of a workday at a venue that is most downright inaccessible by public transportation? They might as well just put “For elites and government officials ONLY” on the poster.

    It makes no sense.


  2. Tony Garcia says:

    ROG - most of the time I agree with you, but this is a professional event - not a public meeting for input. It is geared toward professionals, advocates, gov officials, and anyone who loves our park system.


  3. BCG says:

    Just curious in your opinion, what is the last great park you’ve been to in Miami-Dade? Was it a county park?
    I think the nicest one I’ve been to recently is South Point Park a Miami Beach park.


  4. Tony Garcia says:

    AD Barnes! I love AD Barnes. Was there yesterday.


  5. BCG says:

    That is a great park.


  6. B says:

    Greynolds Park is a hidden gem in the northeast part of the County. It is also a County park.


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