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For Immediate Release:
April 25, 2019
Media Contact:
Marie Holborow
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Commissioner Martinez to join Miami-Dade Parks in dedication of new Superhero Garden Autism Playground at Tamiami Park


MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez will join the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new autism spectrum disorder (ASD) playground. All are welcome to attend the ceremony which will take place on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The new “Superhero Garden Autism Playground” is located next to the pool at Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165. The new 4,220-square-foot sensory playground and garden is specifically designed for children with autism and is the first of its kind for the Miami-Dade Parks system.

The playground equipment features an ADA-accessible “Whirl,” a “Spinami” motion play spinner, an “Adventure Crawl Tube,” a “Cozy Cocoon” play berm, sensory play panels, and engineered wood fiber safety surfacing.  The site contains assorted native trees and plants, a five-foot-high fence with a privacy screen, park benches, and an ADA-accessible walkway.

The cost for the new development was approximately $131,000. Funding was provided by the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond (BBC-GOB) Program.

“I am thrilled to see this project completed,” said Commissioner Martinez. “This new autism playground is a great addition to Tamiami Park, home to the Miracle League adapted baseball field for kids. It touches my heart to know that exceptional recreational features like these provide more opportunities for kids with special needs to exercise and be outdoors. I am sure this playground will be well used for years to come.”

Who:
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
What:
Dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony of new autism playground
When:
April 26, 2019, 10: a.m.
Where:
Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th Street, Miami, FL 33165