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For Immediate Release:
September 04, 2013
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade County Parks to Dedicate New Walkway Lights at Oak Grove Park


On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime will dedicate the new walkway lights at Oak Grove Park. Residents are invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. dedication ceremonies. 

The new development consists of 37 new energy-efficient LED light poles that have been added along a 2,280-linear-foot stretch of walking path located at the park’s outer loop. The cost for the park improvements totaled $300,000. Funding was provided by the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program (QNIP). 

“These new walkway lights will further encourage park visitors to enjoy all that Oak Grove Park has to offer.  I applaud our Parks Department for a job well done and for their continued efforts to meet the recreational needs of this community,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. 

“Oak Grove Park is a very active community park.  This new amenity will better accommodate neighbors who enjoy walking on the pathway and other sports activities at this park after the sun goes down,” said Commissioner Monestime. “This is a shining example of the many exciting projects that we have lined up to improve the parks in District 2.” 

“The new walkway lights offer residents of all ages additional fitness opportunities in their daily routine to stem off heart disease, obesity and other ailments,” said Miami-Dade County Parks Director Jack Kardys. “In this way we are helping them to live a healthier lifestyle and stay fit for life.” 

The 22-acre Oak Grove Park contains a five-acre lake, a three-acre hardwood hammock, four tennis courts, a small recreation center, a lighted soccer field, and a lighted parking area. 

Oak Grove Park is located at 690 NE 159 Street, Miami, FL 33162.  For directions and information about recreational activities and programs at this park visit www.miamidade.gov or call 305-944-8670.                            .

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:

Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 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 Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation

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