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For Immediate Release:
April 24, 2012
Media Contact:
Mac-Kinley Lauriston


Community Partners Join Commissioner Jean Monestime to Develop Gratigny Plateau Park

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime’s efforts to turn a vacant lot in District 2 into a community park received a boost this month thanks to the help of a local television station.

For more than a year, Commissioner Monestime has worked to bring attention to Gratigny Plateau Park, 885 NW 117 Street, Miami, FL.  The park is currently undeveloped with no recreational amenities.

“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.

In April 2011, Commissioner Monestime sponsored a community clean-up at the park and a tree planting in the surrounding neighborhood. Fast forward to April 18, 2012, when local television news station Channel 10 joined Commissioner Monestime’s efforts to develop the park space through its “Making a Difference” campaign.

“Channel 10 has done a great job in shedding more light on this topic. I look forward to working with the station in this community effort,” said Commissioner Monestime. “I will also continue to push the County Administration to find the necessary funds to develop and maintain Gratigny Plateau Park.”