Vibrant public spaces help connect Miamians to our community and each other. The Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge uncovers the best ideas for creating, improving and activating parks, plazas and local gathering places. Together with Target and The West End (We) Go Green Fund at The Miami Foundation, we invest $350,000 to make Miamians’ top ideas a reality. Everyone in Greater Miami – individuals, groups, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations – can submit an idea. Join us in making Greater Miami a more vibrant, engaged place to live.
Urban Paradise Guild
To improve ACE Preserve in North Miami by transforming a section from invasive to native habitat and adding educational signage to expand community engagement.
To convert a street end in Coconut Grove into a mini-park with shade, seating and Biscayne Bay access.
Adrienne Arsht Center
To activate the Arsht Center’s Thomson Plaza for the Arts by hosting a free block party to celebrate Miami’s unique hip hop history.
South Florida National Parks Trust
To host a series of citizenship ceremonies in Biscayne and Everglades National Parks, introducing Miami-Dade County’s newest residents to these amazing public lands.
To beautify and improve the safety of a neglected pedestrian pathway off SW 152nd Street with art, lighting and trees.
Dade Heritage Trust
To reopen Fort Dallas Park and activate the historic Palm Cottage with a café and bike rental facility.
Annie St. Juste & Lanston Williams
To install lighting around the Miami Children’s Initiative playground and transform it into a lighted safe zone for children and families during evening hours.
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina, CIC Miami
To repurpose the NW 20th Street I-95 underpass in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood with murals, LED lighting, streetscaping and wayfinding signs.
To install mile-marker signs along Miami Beach, allowing walkers and runners to enjoy their surroundings while still being able to track and meet their exercise goals.
Miami Music Club
To host a series of unique musical performances to activate and bring visibility to North Shore Open Space Park.
Douglas Thompson, LandscapeDE – Landscape Architecture
To create a new pedestrian entry to South Miami Park allowing residents to access without a long walk around to the other side of the park.
To establish urban beehives with educational programming in three parks across Miami-Dade County.
Parks & Police 4 Kids Foundation
To create an interactive cityscape in Doral’s Central Park where youth can play while learning about biking and traffic safety.
Miami Dade College, InterAmerican Campus
To repurpose part of a Little Havana parking lot with a Pine Rockland relaxation space and usable sidewalks, activated with community programming.
Venture Cafe Miami
To install a solar-powered Wi-Fi station and provide digital literacy programming for youth in Williams Park.
Virginia Key Bicycle Club
To improve and create an additional section of the public Virginia Key North Point mountain bike trails.
Hope for Miami & Big Brothers Big Sisters
To provide monthly farmer’s markets, collaborative art-making, gardening and musical events for residents in the Flagami neighborhood.
City of Miami Beach
To create a ‘Park Hopper’ Scavenger Hunt and Kayak Tour, providing an opportunity for people to explore and appreciate Miami Beach’s waterways.
City of Miami Little Haiti Cultural Center
To transform an empty lot into a pop-up miniature golf course while Little Haiti’s Caribbean Marketplace is open each week.
The Miami FC Foundation
To transform a neglected street hockey rink into a mini soccer pitch for public use in Tamiami Park.
To host an event that closes a section of road to car traffic and transforms it into a linear park where community members can bike, walk and run.