Commissioner Martinez to hold street co-designation ceremony in honor of Raul Estrada, Sr.
MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will honor the life of Raul Estrada, Sr. with a co-designation ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Residents are invited to join Commissioner Martinez and Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department as they dedicate Tamiami Park’s roadway entrance at the intersection of Coral Way and 114 Avenue as “Raul Estrada, Sr. Way.” The roadway is being named in memory of the late Raul Estrada, Sr. who guided the Tamiami Youth Baseball Association for the past 40 years.
During his 40 years of volunteer service for the Tamiami Youth Baseball Association (aka “Tamiami Baseball”), Mr. Estrada held numerous leadership roles including coach, assistant commissioner, rules committee member, rules committee chairman, executive board member, league commissioner, and president. Mr. Estrada showed his kindness and concern for the youths by waiving baseball registration fees for those who could not afford to pay the fee and would ensure that players were able to join travel teams when selected, despite monetary constraints. Mr. Estrada enjoyed lending his time and talents to teaching hundreds of youth about baseball and helping them learn life lessons through the sport.
Mr. Estrada passed away on August 6, 2016 and is survived by his wife Maria Luisa, children Cici, Raul, Jerry, and Eddie, and grandchildren Renae, Nicole, Stephanie, Amanda, Brooke, and Bridget.
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world and focused on placemaking, health, fitness, conservation, and stewardship.