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Volunteers honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with Day of Service at Amelia Earhart Park

MIAMI (January 18, 2017)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy was the inspiration behind the annual MLK Day of Service on Saturday, January 14 at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E 65 Street, in Hialeah. The event was hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade in partnership with the UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County 4-H Youth Development Program.

The volunteer service project began with an opening ceremony featuring Miami-Dade Parks’ Assistant Director of Operations Jorge Mora, representatives from the office of Chairman Esteban Bovo Jr., and Parks Foundation board member Norman Powell, reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s words and legacy of service.

Following the opening ceremony, volunteers participated in various service projects, including tree mulching, litter removal, lake clean-up, painting, and landscaping, giving the park’s popular sports complex, a fresh look for the community. The day concluded with a light lunch for the volunteers. View photos.

For information on future volunteer projects at parks across the county, please contact Community Outreach and Resources Manager Diana Young at 305-961-2781 or e-mail at dy556@miamidade.gov.

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 park system.