Miami-Dade Parks receives $7,500 USTA national grant for tennis court rejuvenation at North Trail Park
The Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces Department was awarded a $7,500 Facility Grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), to improve the tennis courts at North Trail Park, located at NW 127 Ave., Miami.
The project will include resurfacing and restriping the two existing 78 foot tennis courts to meet USTA Standards for 36 foot and 60 foot tennis programming. The new playing lines will better serve tennis-playing residents of all ages, inclusive of “10 and under,” “Junior,” “Adult,” and “Senior” tennis programming.
“A goal of the USTA Facility Grant is to provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional tennis environments, and we are happy to partner with Miami-Dade Parks to help achieve this goal at North Trail Park,” said USTA Sr. Director Collegiate & Market/Facility Development, Virgil Christian. “The essence of this initiative is to assist communities, leveraging their tennis facilities to promote lifelong healthy activity, and to improve their programming by advancing the latest tennis innovations for all program types.”
“We are grateful to the USTA for this $7,500 grant award, which supports improvements to the tennis courts at North Trail Park. These enhancements will allow us to continue to provide usable tennis venues at the park, so that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy the lifelong health benefits of playing an active sport like tennis,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria Nardi.
The USTA Facility Grant award provides approximately 50 percent of the total project cost, estimated at $15,000.
The 15-acre North Trail Park also has a skateboard park, a recreation center, a playground, a walking path, a soccer field, volleyball, and basketball. The park also offers facility rentals and a wide variety of recreational activities and programs for residents, including Miami-Dade Parks Fit2Play After-School, Out-of-School, and Summer Camp programs for kids, and a Zumba Club for adults! For more information, call 305-207-2420 or visit the web page.
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 and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness and Conservation and Stewardship. 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.