Construction set to begin on park and playground improvements at Arvida Park
Groundbreaking ceremony to mark the occasion is scheduled for Nov. 30, 5:30 p.m., with Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and Miami-Dade Parks’ Representatives
Neighbors of Arvida Park will soon enjoy improvements at their local neighborhood park. Construction is set to begin on several improvements to this seven-and-a-half-acre park, which include the addition of an interpretive map on the walkway/jogging path, new age-friendly benches, picnic table, and bike rack. In addition, the playground will receive several updates including the addition of a new swing set and the replacement of the existing sand surface with a sturdier ADA-accessible surface. Construction is slated to be completed by Spring 2018.
To mark the occasion, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, November 30, 5:30 p.m., with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, District 8 and representatives from Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. The public is invited to attend.
"Arvida Park is a neighborhood gem. With enough room to run, walk, swing, climb, kick a ball, and just relax, these improvements will only enhance this lovely spot," said Commissioner Levine Cava. "We thank the residents who helped select these new features."
"Parks are essential for a community’s health and wellbeing," said Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria Nardi. "Arvida Park, a central gathering place for this community, provides a place for families to enjoy each other while playing and exercising in the beautiful outdoors."
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 nonprofit 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.
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade understands the important role park systems play in a community, and is committed to ensuring Miami-Dade’s park facilities, programming, and connections provide a world-class experience for residents and visitors. The Parks Foundation was founded in 2004 to fill the gap between the needs of the parks and recreation system and what was covered by the county’s general fund.