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For Immediate Release:
February 24, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade County Parks and Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner Javier D. Souto Make Way for a Future Lighting Project at Westbrook Park


(MIAMI, February 24, 2014) — The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner, Senator Javier D. Souto invite residents to join them at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, as they announce an upcoming walkway lighting project at Westbrook Park, 1325 SW 103 Place, Miami.  The ceremonies will unveil signage to mark this designation.  

The preliminary plans include the installation of approximately 61 solar powered LED light bollards in the inner and outer loops of the park’s existing walkway (light bollards meaning the lighting is raised approximately 40 inches above the ground). 

“Solar powered technology supports Miami-Dade County’s Electricity Master Plan which targets electricity reduction.  Such a lighting plan for Westbrook Park goes hand in hand with the County’s GreenPrint initiative to create a sustainable parks system,” said Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. 

This park enhancement project means so much to this community. We want them to know that walkway lights are soon to come,” said Commissioner Souto. 

“We are excited about this park development. Lights will allow neighbors to enjoy more recreational time at this park,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys.  

Construction for the new walkway lights is expected to begin in July 2014.  Miami-Dade County Parks Design and Development Team is working in collaboration with HNTB Corporation (Architect/Engineering Firm) to complete this project.  The budgeted cost for this project is $270,000.  Funding will be provided by the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program. 

Current amenities at the 2.5-acre park include a wood fence, playground and 1,200 linear feet of walkway. 

For directions and information about Westbrook Park visit www.miamidade.gov or call 786-315-5295. 

For information on Miami-Dade County’s GreenPrint initiative visit    http://www.miamidade.gov/greenprint/home.asp.                     

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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