Miami-Dade Parks’ Devon Aire Park playground gets a nature-inspired makeover
MIAMI (October 30 , 2019) — Visitors to Devon Aire Park, located at 10400 SW 122 Ave., Miami, will find a new playground within a mini forest, where children can discover the fun and adventure of nature play and let their imaginations soar!
On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 3 p.m., the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava will gather at the park to officially dedicate and cut the ribbon for the new play space. The public is invited to attend.
The new 12,832-square-foot playground includes a tree house with built-in play panels, log steppers, a spinner, climbers, slides, spring riders, and a “woodsy” swing-set. The playground equipment rests on a new engineered wood-fiber play surface. New gardens filled with butterfly-attracting plants and 20 new trees complement an existing canopy of shade trees. Other new playground amenities include wayside and garden seating, a trash receptacle, and a bike rack.
“Devon Aire Park is a very active recreation hub for this community. It is gratifying to see this park development completed for residents and their children to enjoy,” said Commissioner Levine Cava. “Parks improve neighborhood livability. They are where childhood memories are made and neighbors’ friendships bloom.”
“I am so proud of the improvements that we’ve made here,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria I. Nardi. “This is a great example of how Miami-Dade Parks is revitalizing its’ playgrounds, so that kids can find new ways to explore outdoors, experience the many health and wellness benefits of being surrounded by greenery and learn to appreciate the environment.”
The project was completed by Miami-Dade Parks Design and Build Team in collaboration with construction contractor Leadex Corporation Inc. The project cost was approximately $470, 000 and funding was provided by the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program (QNIP).
The 12.43-acre park also contains three basketball courts, three ball fields with a batting cage, two lighted football fields, a recreation center, two tennis courts, a walkway, and a parking lot. For more information about facility rentals, programs, and activities at Devon Aire Park, call 305-270-4951 and visit the park’s web page.
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2019 marks the 90th anniversary of Miami-Dade Parks! Celebrate with us all year and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or on our website for information on our year-long celebration and the latest news and updates from 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 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.
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