Item Coversheet



TO: Public Safety and Neighborhood Quality of Life Committee Members

Alina T. Hudak, City Manager

DATE: March 22, 2023



At the November 16, 2022, meeting the City Commission approved a referral to the Neighborhood and Quality of Life Committee sponsored by Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez to discuss Pride Park sod and re-sodding before and after events. 


Located in the Convention Center Campus between 18 and 19 Streets and Convention Center Drive, Pride Pride was opened in Fall of 2019. 


On June 23, 2021, the Mayor and City Commissioned approved via Resolution 2021-31707 Amendment No. 4 to the Oak View Group (formerly Global Spectrum) Miami Beach Convention Center Management agreement with the additional scope of services to manage, operate and maintain additional City Center Campus areas and  facilities adjacent to the MBCC, the Carl Fisher Clubhouse and Annex, Collins Canal Park and Pride Park.


Oak View Group is oversees Pride Park's operational and maintenance to include:

  • 24/7 Coverage
  • Safety/ Security Patrols
  • Cleaning
  • Grounds Keeping
  • Engineering
  • Maintenance


The Miami Beach Convention Center Exterior Event Planning Guide (Attached Exhibit A) further details event policies, rules and regulations related to the use of Pride Park, Collins Canal Park, Venu and Rum Room. The Event Planning Guide is an addendum to the event license agreement. 


Sod Protection:

The Licensee is responsible for the show organizer to protect the existing sod to prevent damage. The MBCC requires that a sod protection system is used when heavy machinery or vehicles (lifts, trucks, semis, etc.) are required to drive on the sod surface. In addition, show organizers must work closely with the MBCC event manager to designate load-in paths to ensure all irrigation is capped and any electrical areas in the pathway are protected and covered.


All damaged sod and foliage is charged to the show organizer at settlement. 


Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Pride Park Sod Replacement Cost Schedule for the (3) events held in Pride Park, DesignMiami, Miami International Boat Show and BitCoin:


The City does not fund the resodding or reseeding of Pride Park related to special events in Pride Park. 


Applicable Area

South Beach
Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?
Yes No 
Referral MemoMemo
Exhibit A - MBCC Exterior Event Planning GuideMemo