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 Health Foundation of South Florida and Baptist Health South Florida, we invest $305,000 to make the top ideas a reality.

Everyone in Greater Miami – individuals, groups, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations – can submit an idea.  Help make Miami a more lively, engaged place to live.  Read more about what the Challenge means for Miami from President & CEO Javier Alberto Soto.

The 2015 Public Space Challenge is open from March 4 to April 1.

Find out everything you need to know about this year’s Challenge on our blog.
For more questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

See the full list of 2014 winners.

Webinar: March 12 at noon
If you’re looking for tips on how to get started, The Miami Foundation staff will cover everything from how to craft the best submission to the Challenge timeline.
Register here.

Idea Workshops:
Join us for one of the following interactive design exercises where we’ll brainstorm and help you think through your public space idea.

March 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
Betty T. Ferguson Community Center | Hibiscus Room
NW 199 Street and 27 Avenue | Miami Gardens
RSVP here

March 18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Palmetto Bay Library | 2nd Floor Community Room
17641 Old Cutler Road | Palmetto Bay
RSVP here

March 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Miami Center for Architectural Design
100 NE 1st Avenue | Miami
RSVP here

NEW: Design Workshop from Design Thinking Miami: This half day workshop is for new and experienced users of the human centered design process. Facilitators will walk through the full design thinking cycle, to help you uncover great ideas for public spaces. The event is free, 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 21.
Register here.