September 30, 2020
From City Hall
Complete the Census!
Only you can ensure that every Coral Gables resident is counted in the 2020 Census. The easiest and fastest way to respond is online at Currently, the City’s self response rate stands at 68.9% but a full count means reaching 100%. Several members of the City’s leadership team volunteered to leave doorhangers in underperforming areas.
Mayor’s addresses need of City to adapt not only to survive, but to thrive
Recently Coral Gables Mayor Raúl Valdés-Fauli delivered his annual State of the City address during a virtual meeting organized by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. He focused on the challenges the City has faced during the past due to COVID-19 and used Charles Darwin’s quote regarding that the species that survives is the most adaptable to relate how the City had adapted to serve residents and businesses in response to the pandemic. To view the speech:
More trees for our City
Coral Gables is known for its many trees and lush canopy. In an effort to continue to beautify the City, work on the Red Road Landscape Improvement Project began this week. More than 220 solitaire palms (Ptychosperma elegans) are being planted between U.S. 1 and S.W. 8 St. Work is expected to be completed this month, weather permitting.
Cleanup, enter & win!
International Coastal Cleanup season is underway and Keep Coral Gables Beautiful is hosting several contests encouraging residents to participate in their own solo cleanups. Participate in one of our two Photo Contest categories or join the Four or More Club for a chance to win! Prizes made available thanks to a personal donation from the Lago Family and the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
Visit for more information on how you can win prizes while helping the environment!

Congratulations to the City's Information Technology Director
Congratulations to one of our City's finest, Raimundo Rodulfo, Director of Information Technology for the City of Coral Gables, who was featured in the “2020 State and Local Government IT Influencer List,” by StateTech Magazine, a top publication in government technology. Raimundo's work, and that of his team, has been instrumental in making our City Beautiful, a Smart City by implementing cutting edge technology designed to enhance the quality of life of our residents and the City’s overall customer service.
Celebrate Americans with Disabilities Month
The City of Coral Gables prides itself on its diversity and inclusion initiatives. Every year, the City proclaims October as “Americans with Disabilities Month in Coral Gables.” Due to the pandemic, Adventure Day for All, a family friendly event embracing people of all abilities, was cancelled. Nevertheless, the City offers a variety of disability specific programming throughout the year including a social club for adults, a golf program for children and Special Olympics sports among others.
World's first digital playground makes its U.S. debut in Coral Gables
Get ready to play in the first digital fantasyland in the U.S. at the War Memorial Youth Center athletic field. The City has taken on the challenge of providing outdoor play through innovative technology by partnering with the Magical Park App. The City will launch first digital playground using Geospatial Augmented Reality on Oct. 1. Magical Park will run through the end of the year. Using their smartphones or tablets, children can play captivating and geofenced motion games, that will keep them in a safe virtual boundary within the field. To play children must run around the field and move in real life to catch kittens away from the bad fairy or keep parks clean by recycling and rescuing trees. The Magical Park app is available on the Coral Gables app for free but can also be found on the App Store or Google Play.
Trick or treat caravan
If you’re a Coral Gables resident, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Register for the Halloween caravan, a drive-thru trick or treat experience. Decorate your car in the most spine-chilling way and come dressed in your ghoulish costumes on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 9 p.m. to the Youth Center Parking Lot on Anastasia Avenue. When you roll down your windows, expect to get candy from Count Dracula, the Mummy, Frankenstein’s monster and other scary friends. Tickets are $10 per vehicle and must be purchased in advanced at
Together we design the best playgrounds
The Community Recreation Department continues to engage residents to solicit neighborhood input on park improvements in an effort to meet community needs. On Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. the department will host a virtual meeting to discuss replacement of the existing playgrounds at Salvadore Park.
Register to tumble, flip and twirl
Gym Kidz Gymnastics at the War Memorial Youth Center is reopening Monday, Oct. 5 for its first session and will offer gymnastic classes for kids ages 4-12. Children can learn to tumble, flip and twirl, plus other acrobatic moves in a safe and contained environment. Classes are available Monday through Friday in the afternoon and after-work hours, and on Saturdays during morning and afternoon hours. To register online,
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