Commissioner Monestime to host Grand Opening of Father Gerard Jean-Juste Community Center at Oak Grove Park
MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, along with the County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, will host a Grand Opening celebration for the new Father Gerard Jean-Juste Community Center at Oak Grove Park, 690 NE 159th St. in Miami, on Friday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m.
The celebration will include a tour of the facility for the public and a free three-hour community festival featuring fitness demos, music, bounce houses, eco displays and giveaways.
The new 20,000 square-foot community center features assorted multipurpose rooms for a variety of events and after-school and adult programs, an 82-by-44-foot aquatic pool and splash pad, and a 1,200-square-foot band shell.
The center is named for the late Gerard Jean-Juste, who established the Haitian Refugee Center in Miami to help Haitian migrants win asylum. His family members and friends will be at the celebration.
“I am thrilled to see this development completed,” Commissioner Monestime said. “It has been one of the most rewarding initiatives that I have championed during my service as Commissioner for District 2.”
Funding for the center came from the “Building Better Communities” General Obligation Bond program.