Ingredients of Parks Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
The Miami-Dade County Parks and Open Space System is a 50-year, unifying vision for a livable, sustainable community. It’s a public declaration of principles and goals for a seamless, sustainable system of great parks, public spaces, natural areas & cultural areas, greenways, water trails, and streets. With more than 2,000 square miles within its boundaries, Miami-Dade County is larger than the entire land area of Rhode Island. It consists of 35 incorporated municipalities (1.3 million residents) and an unincorporated area with 1.5 million residents. Its population is expected to increase by 3 million by 2025 and up to 4.5 million by 2060. The previous parks master plan was adopted in 1969 and addressed park specific recommendations. The current plan takes a holistic approach to parks and open space.
The master plan has specific goals:
• Every resident in the County c....
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