Overview

The Parks & Recreation Department in Miami Lakes is committed to providing well-maintained parks and green spaces for residents to enjoy. In addition to playgrounds, sports fields, and picnic areas, the town provides a variety of amenities and programs which promote a healthy lifestyle and foster a sense of community.

Miami Lakes Optimist Park

Multi-purposeful park with 4 baseball fields and 1 softball field, 2 soccer fields, 2 flag football fields, 4 outdoor basketball courts, 4 outdoor tennis courts, 1/4 mile lighted walking path, three picnic pavilions, and 3 batting cages with lighting. Pavilion and athletic fields are available for private rentals on weekends.

Location: 6411 NW 162nd Street, Miami Lakes, FL

Miami Lakes Optimist Park Details

Pavilion & Athletic Field Rental Information

Athletic Programs: Basketball, Tennis, Tee Ball & Baseball, Softball, Flag Football

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Picnic Park East

Picnic Park East is home to Youth Center; The Spot. The Miami Lakes Youth Center is aimed at providing a fun, safe and positive environment for the youth of our town to interact amongst themselves and the community.

Location: 6075 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes, FL 33014

Picnic Park East Details

Facility Rental Information

Programs: Open Hang Nights, Field Trips, Youth Center Council

Royal Oaks Park

Multi-purpose park with 4 athletic fields for soccer and flag football, open playfield areas, tot lot and playground area, picnic pavilions, 3/4 mile exercise and bike trail, butterfly garden and concession stand. Royal Oaks Park is home to Roberto Alonso Community Center and Bre’s Courtyard.

Location: 16500 NW 87th Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33018

Royal Oaks Park Details

Pavilion, Facility & Athletic Field Rental Information

Athletic Programs: Soccer, Flag Football

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Veterans Park

Passive park with two recently updated pavilions, half court basketball court, lighted walking path, playground, ENERGI™ Total Body Fitness System, and Lifetrail® Advanced Wellness System. Site includes the Mary Collins Community Center. Pavilions are available for private rentals on the weekends.

Location: 15151 NW 82 Avenue, Miami Lakes, FL 33016

Veterans Park Details

Pavilion Rental Information

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Beaches

There are six passive parks with lakefront beaches making Miami Lakes one of the most unique parks systems in Miami-Dade county.

Locations:

  • P27, 6786 Crooked Palm Terrace
  • p32, 7320 Twin Sabal Drive
  • P67, 8560 Mentieth Terrace
  • P8, 14105 Lake Childs Court
  • P21, 6890 White Oak Drive
  • P81, 8560 Breckness Place

K-9 Cove

The Miami Lakes K9 Cove dog recreation area is a designated space for dogs to run, play, and socialize. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, as well as agility equipment for dogs to enjoy. Human companions can also relax while watching their dogs play on benches and shaded areas in the park.

Location: NW 82nd Avenue and Palmetto Frontage Road

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Responsible Pet Ownership

Rentals

Pavilion | Facility Athletic Field

Facility rentals in Miami Lakes offer a range of options for individuals and organizations looking to host a gathering or event. From indoor community center to outdoor pavilions to athletic field, there are facilities available to accommodate various needs.

For Rental Information visit the Parks & Recreation Reservation Portal.

Community Centers:

  • Roberto Alonso Community Center: Small Room (up to 50 guests), Medium Room (up to 90 guests), Large Room (up to 130 guests)
  • Youth Center: Center (up to 90 guests)

Pavilions:

  • Miami Lakes Optimist Park: Pavilion A
  • Royal Oaks Park: Pavilion A, Pavilion B
  • Veterans Park: Pavilion A, Pavilion B

Athletic Fields:

  • Miami Lakes Optimist Park: Baseball, Softball, Multi-Use Field
  • Royal Oaks Park: Multi-Use Field

Tot Lots & Pocket Parks

There are 41 tot lot parks in Miami Lakes that provide a safe environment for children to play and explore. These parks are equipped with a variety of play structures, slides, and swings, offering endless hours of fun and entertainment for families.

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Youth Programs

The Town of Miami Lakes offers a variety of inclusive, memorable, beneficial, and enjoyable programs for youth of all skill levels or interests.

For Registration Information visit the Parks & Recreation Portal.

Programs:

  • Archery
  • Ballet
  • Jazz
  • Just Run
  • Martial Arts
  • Snapology
  • Spectrum Dance Therapy
  • Start Smart

Adult Programs

The Town of Miami Lakes offers a variety of activities and programs so that every adult can participate in a safe and welcoming environment regardless of their activity level.

For Registration Information visit the Parks & Recreation Portal.

Programs:

  • Painting
  • Spanish Class
  • Yoga

Senior Programs

The Town of Miami Lakes offers a variety of activities and programs for seniors ages 55+. Our programs are designed so that every adult can participate in a safe and welcoming environment regardless of their activity level.

For Registration Information visit the Parks & Recreation Portal.

Programs:

  • Painting
  • Spanish Class
  • Yoga
  • Knitting & Crocheting
  • Computers
  • Sewing
  • Tai Chi

Athletic Programs

The Town of Miami Lakes offers a variety of recreational and competitive sports programs. These programs are offered by program providers and town staff and are inclusive, memorable, beneficial, and enjoyable! Whatever your skill level or interests, we have a program to meet your needs.

For Registration Information visit the Parks & Recreation Portal.

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Trees & Landscaping

The tree canopy in Miami Lakes is an integral part of the community, providing shade, beauty, and a sense of tranquility. The estimated 18,000 trees contribute to the Town’s lush and green landscape, offering a natural escape from the bustling urban environment.

The four most common species in the regional forest are:

  • Southern Live Oak (37.5%)
  • Geometry Tree (21.5%)
  • Palmetto (10.1%)
  • West Indian Mahogany (6.4%)

A recent study concluded that the trees contribute significantly to the environment, human health, energy savings, and quality of life in the region. The assessment calculated that the trees in Miami Lakes reduce energy costs from residential buildings by approximately $231,000 annually.

Youth Center

The Miami Lakes Youth Center is aimed at providing a wide range of recreational and educational programs for children and teenagers in a positive environment. To reserve a “Spot” visit the Reservation Portal.

Open Hang Nights

Open Hang Nights are designed to allow the youth of our community to gather in a social setting in a safe and constructive manner. Recreational activities such as board games, table tennis, and educational video games are readily available, as well as an open study area for homework and book club meetings.

Field Trips

Once a month, participants of the Youth Center will go on field trips to different venues that are both educational and fun. Community service activities will also be included, aimed to enrich participants with the opportunity to have a positive effect in their community.

Life Skills Seminars & Workshops

It’s not just fun and games; the Youth Center aims to positively influence its participants in many aspects of their lives. In hopes to create more well-rounded youth, the youth center will host seminars designed to educate our youth in everyday activities such as banking, budgeting, nutrition, and job preparation skills, like how to write a successful resume.

Youth Center Council

The Youth Council is comprised of “The Spot” participants who wish to help “govern” the Youth Center internally. The Youth Council will provide participants with opportunities to assume leadership roles while building valuable skills. The Youth Council meets monthly to discuss the overall progress of the Youth Center from the participant’s perspective, and discuss ideas for Open Hang night themes, field trip locations and future programming. 

Download the Youth Council application here

Community Service & Volunteer Information

The Youth Center provides ample opportunities for its participants to engage in meaningful and helpful community service work. These events provide participants with the opportunity to earn the required community service hours needed for graduation, while learning the true value of teamwork and fellowship.

Neighborhood Services Districts

The Neighborhood Services Districts is managed under the Parks & Recreation Department. For more information visit the the Neighborhood Services District page.

School Crossing Guards

School Crossing Guard services are essential to ensure the safety of children crossing busy streets on their way to and from school. These dedicated professionals help direct traffic, ensuring that pedestrians can cross safely.

Assignments

  • Miami Lakes K8 Center
  • Bob Graham Education Center

The Town of Miami Lakes is accepting applications for Part-time School Crossing Guards-Backup. Visit the Careers Web Portal for information.

Department Staff

Jose "Oreo" Orellana

Greenspace Maint. Superintendent

John Paul Yanes

Special Projects Manager

Manny Martinez

Recreation Manager

Austin Tubbs

Parks & Athletic Manager

Andres Pineiro

Arbor Coordinator

Ernesto Soto

Programs Coordinator

Kiara Rodriguez

Youth Programs Coordinator

Jessica Ferralls

Office Specialist

Juan Escobar

Leisure Services Specialist