April 29, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 69 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
CELEBRATING MIAMI-DADE PARKS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Extensions of Remarks - April 29, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E494-E495] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CELEBRATING MIAMI-DADE PARKS ______ HON. DONNA E. SHALALA of florida in the house of representatives Monday, April 29, 2019 Ms. SHALALA. Madam Speaker, I rise today in celebration of Miami-Dade Parks' 90 years of service to our community. South Florida is blessed with abundant green spaces and outdoor attractions. From the luscious Chapman Field Park to the historic Deering Estate to the countless dog parks nestled in quiet neighborhoods, residents of Miami-Dade are fortunate to have access to such spectacular natural areas. [[Page E495]] As the third-largest county park system in the United States, Miami- Dade Parks is a staple of our community. Founded in 1929 and now covering 270 parks and over 13 thousand acres of land, Miami-Dade Parks has spent 90 years providing all of South Florida with opportunities to explore our natural heritage and enjoy the outdoors. In addition to leading environmental restoration efforts and cultural programs, Miami- Dade Parks offers summer camps and fitness programs for children, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities. Miami-Dade Parks brings our community together by helping all of us enjoy the beauty of South Florida's natural wonders together. We are better friends to the environment and to each other thanks to the incredible work of this department. I hope my fellow Miami-Dade residents join me in celebrating Miami-Dade Parks by renewing our dedication to protecting our shared natural spaces. ____________________