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For Immediate Release:
February 25, 2014
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Jamil Rivers


Commissioner Dennis C. Moss joins Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces in the dedication of two new facilities just in time for Spring


MIAMI, FL — Just in time for Spring, Commissioner Dennis C. Moss and The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, cut the ribbon at Goulds Park Family Aquatic Center, a new Fitness Zone®, and a new playground and picnic facility at Quail Roost Park in District 9.

Goulds Park, located at 11350 SW 216th St.,Miami, FL now offers a 50-meter swimming pool and newly renovated pool building. The pool has a new pump and filtration system, as well as a new ADA approved pool lift for people with disabilities. There are also new showers and locker rooms, and the pool and deck have been resurfaced. A new feature of the improved pool facilities is a splash pool with “funbrellas” around the pool deck. “This is simply a beautiful facility,” said Commissioner Moss.

The new Goulds Park Fitness Zone® consists of nine fitness stations that are ADA accessible. It features a leg press, a cross country ski, a pendulum abs, a sit-ups bench, two horizontal bars, and an elliptical trainer. Included is a chest press, a lat pull down, a vertical press and a hand-cycle, which are specially designed to accommodate wheelchairs. The 30-acre Goulds Park also has a running track, baseball and softball fields, four tennis courts, and three full-size basketball courts with retractable bleachers. “This community is ready to get fit and stay active,” said Commissioner Moss. “There is no busier park than Goulds Park.”

Quail Roost Park’s new 5,500-square-foot playground, located at 11336 SW 186th St. Miami, FL is designed for children ages 2 – 12 and includes climbers, steppers and swings. The play area is covered by two new shade canopies and also has a new artificial turf surface for ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility.

Other new amenities at this 3.1-acre neighborhood park include access-control fencing, five barbeque grilling stations, 10 benches, and a 700 linear foot concrete walkway. “We strive to create memorable park experiences, so that outdoor recreation becomes more a part of everyday neighborhood life. I encourage residents to come see what these parks have to offer,” said Miami-Dade County Parks Director Jack Kardys. The site is also newly landscaped with 49 Sabal Palms, 30 Live Oak Trees, nine Dahoon Holly Trees, 32 Fire Bush shrubs, and Argentine Bahia sod.

“No one does it better than the Parks Department,” said Commissioner Moss. “They make Miami-Dade County look good.”