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New aquatic complex at South Dade Park


The construction is in progress on a new $5.4 million aquatic complex at South Dade Park, located at 28151 SW 164th Ave., Miami. The project includes a new multi-purpose competitive/recreational swimming pool with zero-depth entry, eight 25-yard lap lanes and a water slide tower, plus remodeled pool buildings.

The break ground on this new park development will take place at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016, by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava.

South Dade Park is a very active recreation hub in District 8. I am very excited about adding a state-of-the-art aquatic facility at this park. It will allow families to experience all the great benefits of swimming, in a safe and enjoyable place that offers improved functionality for Learn-to-Swim lessons, water exercise classes, splash and play fun and other pool-related activities, said Commissioner Cava.

Miami-Dade Parks Design and Build Team is collaborating with architectural and engineering consultants Forbes Architects, Witkin Hults Design Group, EAC Consulting, Inc., TLC Engineers, Counsilman-Hunsaker, and construction contractor Lunacon Construction Group, Corp. Construction starts this month and is scheduled to be completed in Winter/Spring 2017.

The Plan aims to provide facilities, programs and services that create “great” parks, public spaces, natural and cultural places, streets, greenways, trails and water trails to help create greater connectivity amongst residents, improve their health and sense of wellness and to conserve the environment that sustains us all, said Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys explaining that the new development is a result of the implementation of the Miami-Dade Parks Open Space Master Plan’s mission to connect people and parks for life.

If you don't know where to spend your free time, the 8.61-acre park also has tennis and basketball courts, a playground, a Fitness Zone, a skate park, and a walkway. Miami-Dade Parks Fit2Play™ after-school and out-of-school/seasonal camps for kids and the Active Older Adults program are also offered at this site.

The project is funded by the “Building Better Communities” General Obligation Bond (BBC-GOB) Program, Impact Fees and the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program.

For more information about recreational activities at South Dade Park, call 305-247-9453 or visit the web page.

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