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Grand opening for newly completed $1.2 million "Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park", Dec. 3

MIAMI (November 30, 2015)

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 1 Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan will join the Orange Bowl Committee on Thursday, December 3, 2015 for the grand opening of the newly completed $1.2 million sports field for Ives Estates Park, located at 20901 NE 16th  Ave., Miami.  

The public is invited to come out to the celebration, taking place from 4-7 p.m., which kicks off with a ribbon-cutting and includes a host of fun and free family activities, music and food and beverages. There will be a bounce house and inflatables for the kids to enjoy, as well as the Orange Bowl Ice Cream Truck and giveaways, while supplies last.  

The Park’s former grass field was replaced with a new state-of-the art synthetic turf field, suitable for football, lacrosse, soccer, and rugby. A new electronic scoreboard was also added. The new field, now called “Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park” will directly benefit children who participate in Miami-Dade Parks’ after-school and summer camp programs and various athletic leagues at Ives Estates Park. 

Miami-Dade Parks’ Project Management and Operations Teams oversaw the park development project. The Orange Bowl Committee funded the project through its “Legacy Gift Program” and coordinated the construction with Jeff Williamson, President, Republic Real Estate Advisors.

“The new Orange Bowl field at Ives Estate park will honor the tradition of one the most iconic sporting events in South Florida, and shows our continued commitment to provide our residents with the best possible sporting facilities,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.  “This renovation is made possible through our long-term partnership with the Orange Bowl Committee, thus we are grateful to them and to our Parks Department for their ongoing work in making Ives Estate Park a ‘green jewel’ of our parks system.”

“I couldn’t be happier for residents.  Ives Estates Park has always been an active place for sports and recreation. The field improvements will make a positive impact in the lives of the young athletes and will encourage them to continue playing the sports that they love,” said Commissioner Jordan.

“We can’t thank the Orange Bowl Committee enough for their gracious donation and partnering to help meet the needs of the people who participate in athletics at this park. The new field will attract a greater range of sports competitions and activities, which will benefit this park and this community for years to come,” said Miami-Dade County Parks Director Jack Kardys. 

Other amenities at the 94-acre park include a Fitness Zone® exercise area, a playground, two-lighted youth softball fields, and a small recreation building with a covered patio.  

For directions and information about recreational activities at Ives Estates Park visit the web page or call 305-770-3125.

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.