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Construction underway on new $5.4 million aquatic complex at South Dade Park

MIAMI (November 08, 2016)

Construction is underway on a new aquatic complex at South Dade Park, located at 28151 SW 164th Ave., Miami. The approximate $5.4 million project includes a new multi-purpose competitive/recreational swimming pool with zero-depth entry, eight 25-yard lap lanes and a water slide tower, plus re-modeled pool buildings.

Join the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava as they break ground on this new park development at 4 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

“I am pleased that South Dade Park will soon have a new aquatic complex. Public park spaces like these are focused on enhancing Miami-Dade livability and helping residents to live happier and healthier lives,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.

"South Dade Park is a very active recreation hub in District 8,” said Commissioner Cava. “I am very excited about adding a state-of-the-art aquatic facility at this park. It will allow families to experience all the great benefits of swimming, in a safe and enjoyable place that offers improved functionality for Learn-to-Swim lessons, water exercise classes, splash and play fun and other pool-related activities.”

“Miami-Dade Parks is making great strides in revitalizing our parks and open spaces with fun and thrilling outdoor recreation options for people of all ages,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys explaining that the new development is a result of the implementation of the Miami-Dade Parks Open Space Master Plan’s mission to connect people and parks for life. The Plan aims to provide facilities, programs and services that create “great” parks, public spaces, natural and cultural places, streets, greenways, trails and water trails to help create greater connectivity amongst residents, improve their health and sense of wellness and to conserve the environment that sustains us all.

Miami-Dade Parks Design and Build Team is working to complete the project in conjunction with architectural and engineering consultants Forbes Architects, Witkin Hults Design Group, EAC Consulting, Inc., TLC Engineers, Counsilman-Hunsaker, and construction contractor Lunacon Construction Group, Corp. Construction starts this month and is scheduled to be completed in Winter/Spring 2017.

The project is being funded by the “Building Better Communities” General Obligation Bond (BBC-GOB) Program, Impact Fees and the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program.

The 8.61-acre park contains tennis and basketball courts, a playground, a Fitness Zone, a skate park, and a walkway. Miami-Dade Parks Fit2Play™ after-school and out-of-school/seasonal camps for kids and the Active Older Adults program are also offered at this site. Facility rentals are also available.

For directions and more information about recreational activities at South Dade Park, call 305-247-9453 or visit the web page.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.