Commissioner Sally A. Heyman celebrates expansion of Snake Creek Trail
Commissioner Sally A. Heyman joined other County, State and municipal officials on Monday, July 23, 2012, as they broke ground on expansion and improvements to Snake Creek Trail in Northeast Miami-Dade County. The construction will add nearly 3.4 miles of new trails and park facilities to the linear park trail, which will extend along the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) right-of-way of the Snake Creek Canal, between NE Miami Gardens Drive and the Florida Turnpike, creating a contiguous greenway corridor.
The improvements consist of a linear park (narrow landscaped strip of land) and a 10-foot wide paved trail designed for shared-use by walkers, in-line skaters, cyclists and other non-motorized users, as well as those using Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approved motorized devices. The expansion will also contain two landscaped mini-parks with adult fitness stations; rubberized play climbers for tiny tots; rain shelters with single tables; benches; bicycle racks; and trash receptacles. The two mini parks will be located within a widened area of the South Florida Water Management District right-of-way. The new corridor will also include extensive landscaping and signage. Construction is expected to be completed by July 2013.
"I'm thrilled that our Parks Department is expanding the Snake Creek Trail to bring better amenities to residents," said Commissioner Heyman. "More people will be able to enjoy new trails and park features that promote a healthy and active lifestyle."
L-R: George Navarette, Deputy Director of Miami-Dade County Parks; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan; Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally A. Heyman; Harold Desdunes, P.E., District Director of Transportation, FDOT District 6.