Miami-Dade County Parks and Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner Javier D. Souto Make Way for New Restroom Facilities at the Women's Park
(MIAMI, January 23, 2014) - Visitors who enjoy recreational and cultural activities at The Women’s Park, located at 10251 W. Flagler Street, Miami, will soon have the convenience of new restroom facilities. On Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will join Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner, Senator Javier D. Souto at the park to break ground for a new one-story 330-square-foot prefabricated restroom building. The new facility will be ADA-accessible and include separate men’s/women’s restrooms, exterior lighting and a drinking fountain. The project will include the installation of new utility connections and connecting walkways.
Miami-Dade County Parks Design and Build Team has contracted with Wrangler Construction Company to complete the installation. The project cost is $391,600 and funding will be provided by funds from a Community Development Block Grant.
“One of the most important factors in having a strong community is having parks that are vibrant and welcoming. As a strong supporter of our Parks Department’s efforts to help revitalize our neighborhood parks, I am very pleased to see the improvements taking shape at The Women’s Park, one of our brightest gems,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
“Restrooms are a high priority for this highly used park. I am delighted that park goers will soon have these much-needed facilities,” said Commissioner Souto, the Chairman of the Recreation and Cultural Affairs Committee, which oversees all matters concerning parks, libraries, museums, and cultural activities in Miami-Dade County.
“This new facility will be located near the tot-lot and shelter as an added amenity for park users, parents and their children,” said Miami-Dade County Parks Director Jack Kardys. “Improvements such as these make our parks more attractive and welcoming to residents and visitors.”
The 15-acre lakeside park features a walking path, a picnic pavilion, the Leona Ferguson Cooper Playground for children, and the Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Women’s History Gallery.
For directions or additional information about recreational and cultural activities at The Women’s Park, visit www.miamidade.gov/parks or call 305-480-1717.
About The Women’s Park:
The Women’s Park, founded June 16, 1992, was the first park dedicated to women in the United States. It was created to honor all women past, present, and future for their contributions to the betterment of the quality of life in Miami-Dade County. Members of the Women’s Park Founder’s Committee include Roxcy O’Neal Bolton (“Mother of the Park”), Bonnie Lano Rippingille, Molly Turner, Teresa Zorilla Clark, Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Leona H. Cooper, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Elaine Gordon, Monna Lighte, Helen Miller, and Silvia Unzueta.
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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