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For Immediate Release:
June 10, 2011

Media Contact:
Doris Howe


Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Breaks Ground for New Development at Lake Stevens Park

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department and Miami-Dade County District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan invite the public to join them at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, as they break ground for their development of Lake Stevens Park 5350 NW 183 St., Miami.

The improvement project includes new walkways, picnic tables and benches, a bicycle rack, an on-site parking lot, landscaping and concrete pads for future exercise stations.

"This endeavor is a great example of what we do at Miami-Dade Parks," said Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys.  "We provide the parks and places necessary for residents to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle."

This project was designed in-house by Miami-Dade Parks, which has also contracted with Construction Performance, Inc. for its development. Funds totaling $888,000 from Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program Bonds and Park Impact Fees have been allocated for the improvements.

This is the first substantive project for this 11.9 acre park, which is located in the neighborhood of Lake Stevens across from Lake Stevens Elementary School.  Clearing and access control were completed earlier this year.

"We share the vision with members of this community, that this park will become the focal point of the Lake Stevens area, a place for residents to meet and enjoy for years to come," said Commissioner Jordan.

For directions to the park, call 305-622-2594, or visit                                 .

About the Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the National Gold Medal Award, 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award winner for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more. For information about Miami-Dade Parks the public can call 3-1-1 or visit


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