For Immediate Release
June 22, 2016
Contact: Carmen Stewart
Miami Lakes, FL - Thanks to your support, the Town’s submission for the Miami Lakes Par 3 Central Park was selected as a finalist for the Miami Foundation’s 2016 Public Space Challenge. One of 56 selected finalists from a pool of more than 400 ideas that were submitted, the Town seeks to transform the Par 3 Golf Course, located on the east side of the Palmetto Expressway and south of NW 154th Street, into Miami Lakes Par 3 Central Park.
The 32-acre parcel of land, known as the Par 3 Golf Course, was acquired by the Town through a donation from The Graham Companies. Originally opened in 1963, the 18-hole Par 3 Course is located within prime gathering space of Don Shula’s Resort. Our vision is to convert the Par 3 Course into a multi-use central park. Proposed amenities and activities for people to enjoy include walking trails, fitness stations, kids play area, as well as botanical and butterfly gardens.
Strong evidence shows when people have access to parks and contact with the natural world, their physical and psychological health is improved. The availability of parks is an important quality-of-life factor, and the Town intends to continue looking for additional park and recreation opportunities for its residents.