New lighting system at Westbrook Park generates electricity via solar power
(MIAMI, June 11, 2015) — The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade District 10 Commissioner, Senator Javier D. Souto, invite residents to join them at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015, for the dedication of the new walkway lights at Westbrook Park, 1325 SW 103rd Pl., Miami.
The park’s approximately 1,300-linear-feet of paved walkway received 78 new bollard lights, each approximately 40 inches tall and illuminated by an LED light fixture. The new lighting system generates electricity via solar power collected from five solar panel stations. Each station can power up to 16 bollards.
“I am thankful to the Parks Department for their great work in installing the new solar-powered lighting system at Westbrook Park,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Solar powered technology is the hallmark of the county’s Electricity Master Plan targeting electricity reduction, as well as its GreenPrint initiative to create a sustainable parks system.”
“I am especially proud of this completed lighting project,” said Commissioner Souto. “The newly illuminated walkway makes this park an inviting place for residents to improve their health and well-being.”
“Lights are a welcomed addition to this park,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys. “Now more people will have an opportunity to enjoy the recreational amenities of this park after dark.”
The Miami-Dade Parks Design and Development Team completed the project in collaboration with the architects and engineers of Solares Electric. The project cost was approximately $255,000. Funding was provided by the Building Better Communities (BBC) General Obligation Bond Program.
The 2.5-acre park also contains a playground, park furniture, paved walkways, and picnic areas. For additional information and directions, visit the Westbrook Park web page or call 786-315-5252.
Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship. For more information, visit the Miami-Dade Parks website.