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For Immediate Release:
June 24, 2014
Media Contact:
Ingrid Gonzalez
ingridg@miamidade.gov
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Commissioner Zapata announces the addition of a butterfly garden at Kendale Lakes Library


MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata is proud to announce the groundbreaking of a new butterfly garden at Kendale Lakes Library, 15205 SW 88th Street.

The project, which includes landscaping and pedestrian improvements at the library, will provide an educational garden for schools and families to learn about butterflies and native flora.

“This butterfly garden will enhance the library as a community destination while providing an enjoyable educational experience for residents of all ages,” Commissioner Zapata said.

The improvements to the pedestrian walkway also will connect the library to Olympic Park so residents can enjoy both community hubs. The safety improvements include the removal of the orange cones in front of the library and the addition of concrete bollards and landscaping to prevent cars from entering from Kendall Drive.

“Butterflies are amazing creatures. They are like flying pieces of artwork, and the butterfly garden planned at Kendale Lakes Library will become a colorful addition to the community,” said County landscape architect Michael Houle.

"The Kendale Lakes staff is excited about the opportunity to work side by side with Commissioner Zapata's office in a project that will beautify and enhance our community. We are looking forward to see the new Butterfly Garden," said Kendale Lakes Branch Manager Milena Gonzalez.