On August 29, 2018 the City of Doral was awarded the 2018 Innovative Programming Award in the Health Category by Florida Recreation and Parks Association for the “Step Up Your Health, Doral” program and its success among Doral residents, businesses and employees. This award recognizes the importance of creative, trend setting ideas as the cornerstone of expanding community participation in leisure programs.
The “Step Up Your Health, Doral!” Program is part of the Mayor’s Wellness Initiative, which encourages the entire community; residents, employees and businesses, to get healthier together. The goal is for the community to adopt a healthier lifestyle for both the body and the mind. The program offers several free fitness classes, seminars, health screenings, cooking classes, and other programs sponsored by businesses in our community.
“When I presented this initiative to our Doral residents and businesses, they responded immediately and proved that they shared in our mission of becoming a healthier city,” stated Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. “This award is both an honor and a testament of what can be accomplished by an active and committed community.”
The Florida Recreation and Parks Association’s Innovative Programming Award recognizes the importance of creative, trend setting ideas as the cornerstone of expanding community participation in leisure programs. The Innovative Programming Award honors agencies that have demonstrated leadership in successfully developing and executing programs or events that support and advance public knowledge of the role of parks and recreation in health, community building, economic impact and development, and environmental resiliency and sustainability.