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For Immediate Release:
July 05, 2012
Media Contact:
Jason Smith


Commissioner Monestime breaks ground on new Gratigny Plateau Park

Commissioner Monestime joined residents and representatives from EDSA, Miller Construction and ABC TV Channel 10 news anchors Laurie Jennings and Calvin Hughes at the groundbreaking for the new Gratigny Plateau Park on June 7, 2012.

Residents in the Gratigny neighborhood are a few steps closer to bringing a community park to their community, thanks to the help of Commissioner Jean Monestime.

On June 7, 2012, Commissioner Monestime joined community members and various sponsors to break ground on a new Gratigny Plateau Park, 885 NW 117 Street, Miami, Fl.

For more than a year, Commissioner Monestime has worked to bring attention to the vacant Gratigny Plateau Park site. The park, which was once undeveloped with no recreational amenities, is now on its way to becoming a beautiful walking park with a butterfly garden.

Leading up to the ground breaking, Commissioner Monestime held a series of community meetings for residents to give their input on the park and work with park designers, architects and builders to bring the community’s vision to life.

Meetings were held at Faith Community Baptist Church, 10401 NW 8th Ave. 

“When I was first elected, I surveyed my district and found this vacant open space that is listed on county records as a park. I immediately started working to find funding and answers as to why the administration hadn’t developed this space into a proper park for the residents of District 2,” Commissioner Monestime said.

WPLG Channel 10, Miller Construction and EDSA have partnered with Commissioner Monestime to develop Gratigny Plateau Park.

“Channel 10, EDSA and Miller Construction have stepped forward as true community partners in this effort,” said Commissioner Monestime. “I will continue to push the County Administration to find the necessary funds to maintain Gratigny Plateau Park.”

The conceptual plan for the new Gratigny Plateau Park features walking trails and a butterfly garden.