For Immediate Release
November 15, 2016
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL - Every two years the Miami-Dade County Parks Department hosts the Great Park Summit (GPS). The GPS showcases innovative planning designs, current trends in the field of planning, and hosts experts from around the country to share ideas and best practices in the fields of parks and recreation. This year, the Town of Miami Lakes was unanimously selected to receive the William Lyman Phillips Award for excellence in park, recreation and conservation open space planning and design in Miami-Dade County.
The Town of Miami Lakes has one of the most unique parks systems in Miami-Dade County, consisting of over 100 park locations in a 6.5 square mile area. The Town operates 2 community centers, a Youth Center, 2 active parks with athletic facilities, 3 passive community parks with recreation facilities, 6 passive parks with lakefront beaches, 1 greenway and 3 exercise trails, 23 lakes and 1 marina! With a park in walking distance of almost every neighborhood, there is always something to see and do. You will find programs, activities, and special events that will bring you back again and again.
Checkout some of our favorite photos taken at our parks and submitted by residents using the Town's official #iheartmiamilakes at www.miamilakes-fl.gov/iheartml