Parks are an integral part of our outdoor spaces and contribute to making our environment feel livable. Parks can be a great tool in helping older adults live an active and healthy life.
This Age-Friendly Parks Toolkit contains practical tools and resources to implement similar strategies within your own community, including attributes and components that Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces has implemented at pilot parks as examples.
It is designed to provide a general understanding of the different components of an age-friendly park, their importance, and a guide through the process of creating age-friendly locally by identifying the necessary policies to implement the changes throughout the existing parks in your community.
Finally, we have created an Age-Friendly Park Standards system, which will help you evaluate parks in your community and determine the priority areas for change.
We hope that this information will help create age-friendly parks throughout Miami-Dade County, because age-friendly parks are parks for everyone.
We encourage you to read through this toolkit and identify strategies that you would like to implement in your own neighborhood together with businesses, key stakeholders, and older adults in your community.
Age-friendly parks are just one piece of the puzzle as we work toward making all of Miami-Dade County more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults.