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Biscayne Gardens Community to welcome a new gateway monument

MIAMI (September 18, 2015)

Residents of the Biscayne Gardens community are invited to join the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime, District 2 at 9:30 a.m. on Wed., Sept. 30, 2015, as they unveil and dedicate the new Biscayne Gardens gateway monument, located at the corner of NW 148th St. and N. Miami Ave.  The newly completed development is the concept of area homeowners and is result of a resolution sponsored by Chairman Monestime.

The five-by four-foot monument sign bears an image of the Biscayne Gardens logo with a stylized Hibiscus flower and includes the words "Welcome to Biscayne Gardens". The site is decoratively landscaped with Perennial Peanut plantings, various shades of gravel and Bahia grass. The cost to complete the project was approximately $53,230 and it was funded by the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program (QNIP).

"I am happy to see the new Biscayne Gardens gateway monument in place.  Improvements such as these enhance the vitality and livability of Miami-Dade," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

"This new gateway sign and beautiful landscaping represents our commitment to the residents of Biscayne Gardens and presents an attractive entryway to welcome visitors," said Chairman Monestime. "Thanks to the Parks Department’s great expertise in public green space strategy, this site will serve as an endearing community landmark for years to come."

"We are proud of this completed development for the Biscayne Gardens community.  This new gateway sign is another great example of how Miami-Dade Parks is working to develop 'placemaking' and 'greening' projects that reinvigorate Miami-Dade's public spaces and corridors," said Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys.

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.