May 6, 2015 No Comments

Age-Friendly Parks

The parks component has focused on policy, programming and infrastructure improvements within the parks system to encourage older adults to remain active and engaged in their communities.

This has included:

  • A review of the Miami- Dade Parks Recreation and Open Space guiding documents
  • Identification of opportunities to incorporate new age-friendly active older adult policies practices and protocols
  • Development of equity access analysis criteria to evaluate thirteen pilot park sites to determine potential barriers and opportunities for improved access to the park as well as within the park
  • Promotion and guidance for the use of muscle strengthening equipment within selected parks by older adults
  • Development of a Walk for Life self directed incentive-based walking program
  • The creation of “Age-Friendly Park” designation criteria and promotion of older adult offerings at thirteen pilot park sites

Age-Friendly Parks Resources

Age-Friendly Parks Press

Lead Agencies

Our partners include the following lead agencies: AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, Health Foundation of South Florida, United Way of Miami-Dade, and Urban Health Partnerships.

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