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Capital Improvements

Existing capital improvement projects at Parks throughout Miami-Dade County.

Tom Sawyer Island Playground at Amelia Earhart Park

Amelia Earhart Park's Tom Sawyer Island featured in Landscape Architect & Specifier News Magazine.

Amelia Earhart Park improvements include:Amelia Playground

  • Updated play equipment and safety surfacing
  • A new curvilinear concrete retaining wall
  • Three Freenotes Harmony Park outdoor musical instruments

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Soccer Complex

Family Aquatic Center (Groundbreaking) at Amelia Earhart Park.

In general, this project includes but is not limited to, construction and finish work of:

  • A new concessions building with:
    • Amelia ParkMen’s restrooms
    • Women’s restrooms
    • Staff office
    • Meeting room
    • Breezeway
    • Covered porch
    • Concessions/snack bar
    • Pantry
    • Storage room with garage door
    • Janitor’s closet
  • Two natural turf soccer fields
    • Each field: 360’ x 225’ (120 yds. x 75 yds.)
    • Brand new high mast sports lighting
    • Removable goals
  • New picnic shelter area (1)
  • New shaded areas
    • Amelia ParkTwo concrete pads in the “south” area
    • One concrete pad in the “north” area – adjacent to the existing fields
    • Each pad has a cantilever steel structure with fabric shade canopy
  • Concrete walkways
    • Walkways adjacent to the new fields (south); approx. 8’ x 1,400’
    • Walkways adjacent to the existing fields (north): approx. 8 x 800’
    • New access control wood fencing – over 3,000 linear feet

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Senior Center & Pool at Arcola Lakes Park

Arcola Lakes Park is within Commission District 2 and Community Council 8.

Park improvements include construction of a new Senior Center building with the following amenities:

  • Arcola ParksOne (1) storey, 14,220 square feet
  • Covered passenger drop-off area
  • Lobby/Reception area
  • Exhibit Hallway
  • Banquet Hall (tables & chairs, 266 occupants) that may convert to a Community meeting room (seating only, 580 occupants). Furnished with portable performance stage with lights and audio/visual equipment. Large room may be subdivided into two (2) smaller private gathering rooms.
  • Entertainment room, furnished with television, various table games & entertainment equipment
  • Arts & Crafts / Activity room
  • Ceramics room with Kiln
  • Exercise room furnished with various fitness equipment
  • Lifeguard / First-Aid room
  • Restrooms (Women & Men)
  • Locker / Shower Rooms (Women & Men)
  • Staff offices
  • Event Services & Delivery room (food warming & service room for Banquet Hall)
  • A/C Equipment room (mechanical)
  • Storage rooms & closets

Exterior area includes:

  • Arcola ParksTherapeutic Aquatic pool (24’ x 43’) with maximum depth of 5 feet
  • Spa (9’ x 9’)
  • Pool Deck space (8,324 square feet)
  • Porch Gallery / Seating area adjacent to pool deck
  • Lit parking for 138 automobiles
  • Pedestrian circulation & walkways
  • New Landscaping

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Tropical Memorial Park

Tropical Memorial ParkImprovements at Tropical Memorial Park include:

  • Football artificial turf field
  • New track surface
  • Track Field renovations

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Family Aquatic Center at West Perrine Park

Family Aquatic Center (Groundbreaking) at West Perrine Park.

In general, this project includes but is not limited to, construction and finish work of a:

  • West PerrineBath House Building (4,968 S.F)
    • With separate Men’s and Women’s Rooms with showers A Unisex toilet
    • Fully accessible
    • Concession Stand
    • Manager’s Office
    • Staff areas
    • First Aid room
    • Equipment Storage Room
    • Pump Filter Room
    • Breezeway
  • Zero entry Swimming with 4 – 25 yd. competition lanes
    • With underwater lights
  • An open spiral water slide into a Plunge Pool
  • A separate Kids Water Activity Pool with zero entry
    • leading to (max.) 12” deep splash area
    • Spray ‘N Play zone
      • With Water Cannon
      • Rain Bucket
      • Rain Curtain
      • Rain Spout
      • Spiral Slide
      • Dance Floors
      • Climbing Net
  • Pool Deck lighting
    • Covering (main) pool deck area (approx..) 7,000 S.F.
    • Covering Activity Pool deck area (approx..) 2,500 S.F.
  • West PerrineFixed Umbrellas
    • 10 units, 20’ in diameter
  • a 30’x 30’ Shelter with Metal roof
  • 4' high steel fences curved pickets
  • Pool Heating
  • Increased Parking
    • From existing 66 spaces to new total of 95 spaces
    • Fully lit parking lot

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Trail Glades Range

Trail GladesTrail Glades Range improvements include, but not limited to:

  • New R.V. Restroom building and associated utilities
  • 34 additional parking spaces
  • 12 new pre-manufactured shelters
  • Trap and skeet building upgrades

The project has not been built and is undergoing the permitting process.

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Western Greenway

The Western Greenway is part of the Parks Open Space System Master Plan (OSMP) adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in 2008. It is proposed as a spine for creating a system of connected greenway trails and recreational destinations along the County's western edge.

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