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For Immediate Release:
September 12, 2013
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

New Walkway Lights at Miami-Dade Parks' Oak Grove Park

Creating sustainable Miami-Dade parks and fulfilling the goals of the County’s Green Print Plan

On Wednesday, September 11, 2013, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime dedicated the new walkway lights at Oak Grove Park.  The park now has 37 new energy-efficient LED light poles along a 2,280-linear-foot stretch of walking path located at the park’s outer loop. Use of the LED lighting technology supports the County’s Electricity Master Plan and contributes towards the County’s electricity reduction targets.  The project is a collaborative effort of Miami-Dade County’s Green Print initiative to create a sustainable Miami-Dade County Parks system.

The cost for the new light poles was $300,000. Funding was provided by the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program (QNIP). 

Among those who attended the dedication (Pictured above) were Miami-Dade County Parks Assistant Director of Operations Kevin Kirwin, Commissioner Monestime, local residents, and Parks staff. 

The 22-acre Oak Grove Park is located at 690 NE 159 Street, Miami.  The park features 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. For directions and information about recreational activities and programs at this park visit or call 305-944-8670.  

For information on Miami-Dade County’s Green Print initiative visit                       . 

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

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

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