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City of Miami Springs - Government

201 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, United States



This is the official page for the City of Miami Springs. The City was founded as Country Club Estates in 1926 by Aviation Pioneer, Glenn H. Curtiss.  The City of Miami Springs was founded as Country Club Estates in 1926 by aviation pioneer, inventor and land developer Glenn H. Curtiss. The 2.9-square-mile, triangular-shaped city grew along with aviation and became the favorite community for people employed by airlines and related businesses.

Located “in the heart of it all,” Miami Springs is bordered by Miami International Airport, the City of Hialeah, the Village of Virginia Gardens and the Town of Medley. As the City became engulfed by the growth of Miami-Dade County, it remained a desirable “bedroom community” because of its small-town flavor, great location and family-oriented civic amenities, including parks, racquetball and tennis courts, golf course, municipal pool and new community center and theater.

Hometown to 14,000 residents, Miami Springs is mostly single-family dwellings and limited apartments, with a historic downtown area of professional offices, restaurants and small retail stores.

Miami Springs City Hall, Police Department and Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue personnel are located at 201 Westward Dr., a few blocks from The Circle, which has been the hub of the city since inception.

City government is headed by a City Manager who serves at the will of five elected officials: a Mayor and four Council Members, all of whom have an equal vote in decision-making. As chief administrative officer, the City Manager oversees approximately 125 full-time and 110 seasonal or part-time employees among eight major departments: Police, Public Works, Recreation and Golf, Finance, Zoning and Planning, Building and Code Compliance, Human Resources and Elderly Services. The City Council is assisted by the City Manager, the City Clerk, and the City Attorney, who is available on a retainer basis. Two-thirds of the workforce is employed by the Police and Public Works departments, which are considered the most important to residents in the event of emergencies, such as floods and storms.

A close-knit community for generations, many city employees grew up and/or were schooled in the city. Most still live in the Springs and raise families in the area because of its child-friendly atmosphere and recreational opportunities. Public safety has always been a priority of city leaders and that has led to minimal crime statistics. Miami Springs has been certified as a Tree City USA since 1993, and was recently named a “Preserve America City” in recognition of its commitments to caring for its exceptional environment, history and quality of life.

Because of its limited population, voters usually elect leaders they already know from their community involvement. The Mayor and Council Members attend most community events and remain approachable to residents and business owners, often resulting in re-election to additional terms. Elected officials pride themselves on keeping informed with what residents want and providing the best for everyone in “Beautiful Miami Springs.”



Missed the Memorial Day Ceremony?! Here's a recap!

Memorial Day Ceremony today at the War Memorial on Curtiss Parkway. Clear skies for an honorary day. Thanks to the Parks and Recreation department for this annual recognition.

Summer Pool Party at the Aquatic Center that was scheduled for today Noon-5pm is CANCELED due to inclement weather. We will keep you posted if there is a rescheduling of this event. Also, visit our website for any other updates.

Little Revolt has been selected as a finalist for an Inspire305 grant. Winning depends upon online voting. Anyone can vote, once per day, every day, now through June 20. If Little Revolt wins a grant, a majority of the funds will support theater arts programs for senior citizens right here in Miami Springs! To vote for Little Revolt, simply go to or go to and follow the link on our home page.

Happy Birthday to our Founder!🎉 Learn about Glenn Curtiss at tomorrow's birthday celebration at the Curtiss Mansion !

"On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense." #latepost In honor of Armed Forces Day.

Police Appreciation Dinner tonight at the Miami Springs Aquatic Center multi-purpose room. Police Chief Armando Guzman awarded: Civilian Employee of the Year to Leah Cates, the Charles B. Stafford “Going the Extra Mile” Award to SGT Carlos Núñez, the 09-39 Award to Jason R. Hall, and the Officer of the Year to Lazaro Rodriguez. Food prepared by the Miami Springs Culinary Arts, and complete organization by the Miami Springs Parks & Recreation Department. In attendance: Mayor & City Council, City Management, and members of the MSPD!

View & print the New 'Map Route & Timetable' or pick one up at City Hall! #progressinmiamisprings Hours of Operation: M-F from 7a.m.-6p.m.

Introducing our new City bus! 🎉 This is a FREE city service to you. Two new stops...Pick up a brochure at City Hall! Thank you Crackers Casual Dining for the complimentary food & drinks!