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Military Trail Park to break ground on new dog park

MIAMI (July 06, 2016)

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 3 Commissioner Audrey Edmonson will break ground on a new dog park at Military Trail Park, 825 NE 89th St., Miami on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11 a.m.

The 1.58-acre dog park will include fenced enclosures that allow large and small dogs to exercise off-leash. The site will also receive a lighted walkway, park benches, water fountains for dogs and people, landscaping, and access control fencing. As part of this project, the historic rock wall along the property line will be restored.  

The cost for this new park development is approximately $258,000.  Funding will be provided by Building Better Communities General Obligation Bonds (BBC-GOB) and Impact Fees.

New development in February of this year added 14 decorative light poles to illuminate an existing walking path. The park also contains a multi-station-exercise course featuring state-of-the-art outdoor gym, picnic areas and park benches.

The 2.66-acre park gets its name from the original Military Trail, the first highway connecting Miami to Dania.  The historic highway, which once traversed the site, was pre-dated by a route used by the US Army during the Seminole Wars of the 19th Century.  

For directions to Military Trail Park, visit the web page or call 305-944-8670.

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.