Vivian Donnell Rodriguez Leading County Parks Through Largest Capital Development Project In Department History
Voters in Miami-Dade County will be asked in November to approve a major recreational facility — a water theme park to be constructed on county-owned land next to Miami MetroZoo.
The theme park is just one of several major projects of the county’s Parks and Recreation Department designed as amenities for the community.
Leading the department as its director since 1999 and undertaking the largest capital-development program in its 75-year history is Cuba native Vivian Donnell Rodriguez, who served for 12 years as executive director of an award-winning public service venture, Miami-Dade Art of Public Places.
She was interviewed by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today. Advertisement