For Immediate Release
December 7, 2015
Contact: Jackie Calzadilla
Miami Lakes, FL - The Youth Center at Miami Lakes Park East is officially open! On November 21st, the Town celebrated the Grand Opening of “The Spot” with hundreds of the Town’s youth. This state-of –the-art 4,000 square feet facility consists of multipurpose activity rooms and classrooms for after school educational programs and tutoring, a quiet area for studying, active area with games and televisions, and a lounge area with an outdoor patio. The building and park are completely WiFi accessible with a free Town WiFi Hot Spot. In addition, the Youth Center is equipped with a billiard table, table tennis, indoor basketball shootout game, and Amazon Kindles and Insignia Flex Tablets.Additional amenities associated with this project include a half basketball court, central outdoor courtyard, and a new state of the art playground.
The Town would formally like to thank the Youth Activities Task Force and Ben and Jerry’s for their contributions to the Youth Center. Ivan and Marcela Kozupytsya of Ben and Jerrys Miami Lakes donated a tree that was placed next to the new playground, along with over $2,000.00 of games!
Programming at “The Spot” includes Open Hang nights, field trips, life skills seminars and workshops, and community service opportunities. Our first Open Hang night was held Wednesday, December 2nd.
For more a complete list of program and events at the Youth Center, please visit www.miamilakes-fl.gov/thespot or call (305) 819-SPOT (7768). The Miami Lakes Youth Center is located at 6075 Miami Lakes Drive East, Miami Lakes, FL 33014.