Parks and Recreation

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 100 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, the Grapeland Water Park, and the 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. 

The Department enriches and inspires the community and visitors by promoting a world class park system that is safe, accessible, and facilitates a 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.

We are focused to restore and enhance the safety and enjoyment of all park patrons and we have something for everyone. Browse our site for more information about programs and facilities for you.

From natural areas to indoor gyms, we have a park for your needs. 

Parks Directory

Are you planning an event in a Park? Tell us about it and we'll reserve it just for you.

Reserve a Park (Parks Permit)

The Miami Parks Master Plan provides 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 Miami Parks in a guiding direction to make necessary improvements in regards to how we manage facilities and operations, programming, staffing, administration, and management.

To view the Master Plan, please click here: Miami Parks Master Plan(PDF, 126MB)

On September 23, 2023 Mayor Francis Suarez kicked off the Mayor's Fitness Initiative at Moore Park. We are working together with organizations to provide free fitness classes to the community. 

To view the calendar, click below:
Mayor's Fitness Initiative Calendar(PDF, 668KB)
(Please note: additional dates/programing/park site locations will be added and calendar will be continuously updated)

Mayor's Fitness Initiative(PDF, 1MB) 

We are happy to announce that the unveiling of Margaret Pace Park Conceptual Master Plan was held on August 10, 2023.

To view the Master Plan, please click below:

Margaret Pace Park Conceptual Master Plan(PDF, 12MB)

We are pleased to share the preliminary design for the proposed dog park and fitness equipment area at 1320 SW 21 Street, Miami, FL 33145.
This design was presented to community members at the previously advertised community input meeting held on October 30, 2023.

To view the preliminary design, please click below:
1320 SW 21st Street Mini Park Preliminary Design(PDF, 3MB)

 

On February 15, 2024 Miami Parks hosted a virtual meeting: Biscayne Bay Islands Virtual Community Workshop. The goal of the workshop was for the City of Miami’s Parks and Recreation Department and Office of Resilience and Sustainability to discuss with the community how we are working together in efforts to promote conservation of the Biscayne Bay Islands. To view the meeting, click here.

Want to sign up for one of our recreational programs? We offer seasonal and afterschool camps in locations across the City for youth. Active Adults programs include computer classes, fitness classes, and day programs for individuals 55+. Find out more about what we offer.

Community Parks List

City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department Program Guide(PDF, 19MB)

Summer Camp 2023 Flyer(PDF, 680KB)

Active Adult (55+) Programming Calendars

Moore Park Tennis Clinics for Adults (Beginners and Intermediate Levels)(PDF, 103KB)

 

Looking to play pickleball in a City of Miami park? There are currently courts at the following park sites:

Bryan Park: 2301 SW 13th Street | 305-533-3501
Court hours: Open full days during park hours on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays. 

Douglas Park: 2795 SW 37th Ave | 305-461-6805
Court hours: Open to the public: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Community Play Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Kirk Munroe Park: 3101 Florida Ave | 305-533-3537
Open full days during park hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

Gerry Curtis Park: 1901 NW 24th Ave | 305-634-4961
Courts are open during park hours, first come, first serve.

Jose Marti Park: 434 SW 3rd Ave |  305-960-2945
Mondays - Fridays 10:00AM to 2:00PM and Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Charlie DeLucca Park: 455 NW 47 Ave |  305-533-3520
Courts are open during park hours, first come, first serve.

For more information, please contact the park site directly.

On September 5, 2023 Miami Parks hosted a virtual meeting: Miami Parks Pickleball Master Plan Workshop. The goal of the workshop was to discuss the future of pickleball in our parks and our plans to have more pickleball courts available to the public. Click here to view the meeting.

 

The City of Miami's Parks and Recreation Department has 12 aquatic sites. We have 6 year round pools and 6 seasonal pools. The Aquatics Division is also home to Ocean Rescue section, based out of Virginia Key Beach. Water safety is important to us. Find out more about our Learn-to-Swim classes and pool activities.

Aquatics Page

City of Miami 2023 Aquatics Division Lifeguard Training Courses

 

 

Recreation services for persons with special needs is a priority for us. We offer inclusive services for all of our programs. Find out if we can accommodate your needs.

We host a variety of special programs and activities organized by the Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center (SDDC).

Sandra DeLucca Developmental Center

Preserving our natural areas through stewardship and conservation is a daily activity. Find out about our Natural Forest Communities, how you can help to protect these green jewels. We offer volunteer opportunities, education sessions, and tours.

Simpson Park Brochure(PDF, 4MB)

City of Miami Natural Areas

The Little Haiti Cultural Center (LHCC) offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to gain exposure to Afro-Caribbean culture, expand their knowledge of the arts and develop new talents. LHCC is committed to fostering imagination, creativity and positive experiences for children and adults year round.

Little Haiti Cultural Center

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department. It is a top priority for us to strengthen environmental conservation and educational outreach efforts in partnership with local, state, private, and non-profit organizations. Programs include, but are not limited to:

• Park Beautification (painting, park cleanup, other enhancements)
• Landscaping (mulching, gardening, removing weeds and exotic/invasive plants)
• Conservation (removal of invasive plant species, habitat restoration of natural areas)
• Beach clean ups
• Other

For more information, please fill out the form below:
City of Miami Parks & Recreation Volunteer Request Form

Accessibility Request Statement

To request material in accessible format, sign language interpreters and/or any accommodations to participate in any City of Miami Parks sponsored program or meeting please call Nadia Arguelles-Goicoechea at (305) 960-4962 or email narguelles@miamigov.com. Please allow 3 business days for sign language interpreting services and 5 business days for any other accommodation request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).