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The Arena Park Forum

The 2.76-acre waterfront site is a key piece for a continuous Baywalk interconnecting the Bayfront and Museum Parks.



The Arena Park Forum

Do the citizens of Miami-Dade and the residents of Downtown want a neighborhood waterfront park promised to the public in 1996 to - finally - become a reality?

FORUM ISSUES:

  • A waterfront park was promised to the citizens of Miami-Dade as part of the deal negotiated deal for the Heat Arena.
  • The 2.76-acre waterfront site is a key piece for a continuous Baywalk interconnecting the Bayfront and Museum Parks
  • The 2.76-acre waterfront site is a key piece for a continuous Baywalk interconnecting the Bayfront and Museum Parks
  • Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami rank amongst the lowest in parks per capita in the country and need well-designed green spaces.
  • A 2004 planning effort led by the nationally acclaimed Project for Public Spaces, inc. (www.pps.org) in conjunction with the Bayfront Park Trust made recommendations for the Arena Park site: participants supported park-like features and amenities, such as shade trees, benches and seating, places to picnic or BBQ, and casual sport activities. They planned for a neighborhood park that would serve area residents and become an integral part of a continuous bayfront promenade with beautiful waterfront views.

The Urban Environment League & Downtown Bay Forum recently presented this topic in a Forum titled:
HOW DO WE GET OUR LEADERS TO FUFILL THE BROKEN PROMISE OF ARENA PARK (PARCEL B)? Click Here for PDF

On April 6, 2014 The Miami Herald Editorial Page took a position-
OUR OPINION: Make the most of a movement to protect and expand greater Miami’s parks and green spaces Click Here for Full Article

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/06/4040003/let-the-sunshine-in.html#storylink=cpy


2014 Great Park Summit
Source: Miami Herald
Among the good news at the meeting was a visit from Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, who promised the group she was picking up the flag on the project to build what she called “a passive park” behind the Triple A, largely for the thousands of downtown residents who have moved into the big towers and who have to walk their dogs in a concrete jungle.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/06/4040003/let-the-sunshine-in.html#storylink=cpy

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