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For Immediate Release:
February 05, 2015
Media Contact:
Griselle Marino

Chairman Monestime advances plan for Little River Greenway to the Florida Legislature

(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime is pursuing funds from the State of Florida to advance a proposed linear park along the Little River. The Miami-Dade Parks Master Plan envisions a greenway corridor along the Little River where residents can walk, jog, bike, kayak or canoe. Once fully developed, the Little River Greenway will provide an alternative thoroughfare connecting communities in some of the more traffic-congested areas of the county.

The State dollars are needed to study the corridor and identify the resources required to modify access and provide a continuous route for recreational use stretching from Biscayne Bay in northeastern Miami to the cities of Opa-Locka and Hialeah in Northwest Miami-Dade County. The Miami-Dade County Commission on Feb. 3 unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Chairman Monestime urging the Florida Legislature to fund the study.

“The Little River Greenway would add much-needed green space and a safe corridor for biking and walking in this heavily populated area, as well as a natural park setting that residents can enjoy,” Chairman Monestime said. “Greenways, waterways, trails and linear parks create a healthier, greener and a more economically vibrant place to live, work and play.”