City of Miami Recreation Program Master Plan

Help us plan how you play! Provide your ideas and input for each question below.


Welcome to the City of Miami Recreation Program Master Plan project site. As a resident, worker, business owner, or visitor to Miami, we are seeking your input as the city launches this comprehensive planning project.

Questions for you!

We will have a revolving set of polling questions hosted on this site throughout the planning process some will be multiple choice while others will be open ended to foster a community dialog. 

Miami FL Poll:
How would you rate the quality of the City of Miami's recreation programs or events you or members of your household have participated at some point in the last twelve months?
Excellent (I would recommend to others)
Good (I would repeat participating)
Fair (I may partcipate again)
Poor (I would not participate again or recommend to others)
I haven't participated in any programs in the last 12 months
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I might participate but I don't really see much publicity about the programs offered.
ReplyFlag4 Agree10 months ago
The programs themselves are good, but there is no information anywhere as to what event is happening where! The website is useless.
ReplyFlag4 Agree10 months ago
I always try to know what is going on but there is not a visible board or an online published agenda knowing about the activities. Where do you usually publish or make this information public with an easy access for all of us?
ReplyFlag4 Agree10 months ago
Step into the future. Run our parks like we are on vacation. Be innovative and get out of thinking the old way. Dayqood Park in Bayside More access to water related activities. Docks, boardwalks, sand beach along bay wall. etc.
ReplyFlag1 Agree10 months ago
Take a lesson from the County's parks and offer wellness for elders, and more swim lessons for children.
ReplyFlag1 Agree10 months ago
I believe the programming is good and I currently recommend the more outstanding supplementary programs to others. I still believe there is more that can be done to reach an excellent rating.
ReplyFlagAgree7 months ago
More information
ReplyFlagAgree7 months ago
Seems to me that JAI ALAI courts should be constructed, since this is the center of the sport (or used to be) in the usa! We need to revive and support the sport!!!1
ReplyFlagAgree9 months ago
Why doesn't Cherry Grove Park and The Kendall Branch Librarry show any activity?
ReplyFlagAgree10 months ago
Poca información de los lugares y eventos.
ReplyFlagAgree11 months ago
ReplyFlagAgree11 months ago
Miami FL Poll:
Would you like to receive email updates about this project?
Miami FL Poll:
When choosing to participate in a recreation activity, what criteria do you identify as being most important to you? (Select all that apply)
Convenience of location, access or parking
Quality of activity / instructors
Availability of food
Family atmosphere
Only provider in area
Recommendation of family/friend
Convenience of time
Variety of offering / Uniqueness
Affordability / Value
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Miami FL Poll:
What is the primary reason, if any, that prevents you or other members of your household from participating in recreation programs and services in Miami more often?
Fees are too high
Facilities or parks are not maintained well enough
Lack of parking
Poor customer service by staff or instructors
Too far from my home, work or school
I do not feel safe
Program or event times are not convenient
I do not know what is offered
Lack of quality programs
I'm too busy
Class or program is full
None. There are no barriers.
Lack of access by walking, biking, car or transit
Facilities lack the right equipment
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Morningside Park needs existing facilities to be made better. Expansion seems unnecessary at this point. Leave the ring road intact, fix the toilets, pool, water boat ramp access
ReplyFlag2 Agree10 months ago
In Morningside park, would love to see better playground equipment, improved tennis courts, improved walkways, MORE SHADE trees and LESS parking lots
ReplyFlag1 Agree11 months ago
Adult lap swimming is only available late in the evening at Shenandoah Park pool. Why isn't it offered during the morning or afternoon?
ReplyFlagAgree11 months ago
I would love to see a dog park in Shenandoah Park - Now I have to drive to Kennedy which usually doesn't have any parking available.
ReplyFlagAgree11 months ago
Miami FL Poll:
What activities do you or members of your household currently participate in or have a need? (Select all that apply)
Exercising Outdoors
Going to the Beach
Kayaking / Boating
Mountain Biking
Viewing Wildlife / Nature Watching
Gymnastics / Cheerleading
Track and Field
Yoga / Pilate / Zumba
Adult Fitness
Youth Sports
Adults Sports
Baseball / Softball
Visiting Museums
Visiting Historic Places / Events
Performing Arts (Dance, Music)
Visual Arts (Painting, Ceramics, Photography)
Visiting a Dog Park
Special Events / Festivals
Special Populations / Persons with Disabilities
Summary Camp
Visiting a Playground
Active Seniors
Life Skill Classes
Computer Eductation
Swimming for fun
Learn to Swim
Visiting a Splash Pad
Competitive Swimming
Therapeutic / Warm Water Swimming
Enjoying open space or lawn
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Miami Parks lack of beauty, protection from the sun, water fountains and family oriented activities. We have so much enthusiasm for going and do fun things but we get turned off very often. The heat, lack of recreational activities or after school sports offered at the locations don't help at all to the enjoyment of our parks.
ReplyFlagAgree10 months ago
More shade trees
ReplyFlagAgree11 months ago
What about a basic park a child and parent can walk to??? Back to basics folks.....Grass and a fe4w trees is not enough...Lets talk green appreciation.....How about some flowers??? Miami parks are so sad....
ReplyFlagAgreeone year ago
Miami FL Poll:
Where do you recreate? On the map below, show us where you like to recreate, exercise, socialize, etc. Set a push pin at your nearby park or any other place and share what type of activity you like to do there. You can also draw a line for the route you like to walk, run or bike.

Event Calendar

Welcome to the calendar for the Recreation Program Master Plan. Be sure to check back here for up-to-date postings of opportunities to provide your ideas and thoughts with the planning team in-person. Mark your calendars, tell your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family! The following are upcoming events:

Mark your calendars!

The City just completed a series of community-wide meetings during the months of April and May; however, be sure to check back for upcoming opportunities to participate again!

General Project Information

The planning process will take most of 2017 and into the first half of 2018, so we ask that you bookmark this page and visit frequently as postings will be updated, opportunities to participate will be advertised, and draft materials will be made available to review.

The planning process will be approximately eight to ten months in duration. The project kicked-off in late 2016 and includes four main phases:

  • Phase 1: Existing Conditions Analysis (2017)
  • Phase 2: Long-Range Strategic Plan (Winter, 2018)
  • Phase 3: Action Plan (Spring, 2018)
  • Phase 4: Recreation Program Master Plan Development (Spring, 2018)

Adoption or approval of a final publicly vetted Recreation Program Master Plan is targeted for May, 2018


Site Etiquette:

This website is a limited public forum, intended to help in the distribution and collection of information pertaining to the Recreation Program Plan project. We ask that you post comments, ideas, or solutions aligned with the questions asked on this site and do not partake in posting negative comments or personal attacks against any other participants.   The site is monitored for use of language and posts may be edited if found to be offensive. By use of this site, you agree to the terms of service located for review at the bottom of this page.

Use of your information:

We have the utmost respect for your privacy. This site allows visitors to read and gather project information without having to log in or provide contact information. If you wish to provide input on any of the polls or questions, you will be prompted to provide an email address so we can keep you informed about project events. You will not be required to provide this information in order to provide your input. if you choose to provide your email, we will send semi-monthly or monthly updates that will include notices of upcoming participation opportunities and project schedule updates. You can also chose sign-up for our email list by selecting YES in the question above and providing your email address. We value your time and appreciate your willingness to participate in this planning process!  

Miami FL Poll: