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Acadia Park brings shade to kids' playground

MIAMI (February 27, 2017)

The Acadia Park playground is serving up a new ‘made in the shade’ experience that kids and parents will most appreciate, especially on sunny days. The new playground feature is a 45- by 45-foot shade structure, designed to provide effective sun coverage for both people and the playground equipment, lowering the temperature of the covered area so that visitors can spend more time playing outdoors. In addition, the playground received new play sand.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 3 p.m., families are invited to join the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 1 Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan at Acadia Park, located at 5351 NW 195 Drive, Miami, as they officially dedicate the new playground amenities.

The improvements cost approximately $65,300 and were funded by the “Building  Better Communities” General Obligation Bond Program (BBC-GOB).

For directions to the park, visit the web page or call 305-621-2461.

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.

Who:
Miami-Dade Parks and Miami-Dade County District 1 Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan
What:
New shade structure
When:
March 02, 2017 — 03:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
Where:
Acadia Park playground, 5351 NW 195 Drive, Miami