Ribbon Cutting and Dedication to Take Place at Serena Lakes Park

Author  Laura Phillips

MIAMI — Children can climb, run, swing, take a nature walk, and enjoy a thrilling zip line ride at the new nature-inspired playground at Miami-Dade County Parks’ Serena Lakes Park, 13965 SW 180 St., Miami.

serena parkOn Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 10 a.m., the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 9 Commissioner Dennis C. Moss will gather at the park to officially dedicate and cut the ribbon for the new play space. The public is invited to attend.

The new 10,000-square-foot playground includes a play set designed for children ages 5 to 12 that features an 80-foot zip line with its own safety surface mound, an ADA-compliant bridge climber/crawler and an airplane slide. There’s also a separate swing set with an infant seat and nature-themed toddler riders. All around the playground is a new walkway integrated with gardens of butterfly-attracting native plants, shade trees, park benches, a bike rack and a litter receptacle.

“I applaud Miami-Dade Parks for completing this new playground revitalization project at Serena Lakes Park,” said Commissioner Moss. “Neighbors who enjoy picnics and other family gatherings at this park now have the bonus of this new adventure-filled play space for their children, with beautiful new surroundings. These wonderful park amenities will enhance the vibrancy and livability of this community for years to come,” said Commissioner Moss.

“We are proud to be able to continuously innovate play spaces by introducing more nature-inspired playgrounds throughout the Miami-Dade Parks system,” said Miami-Dade Parks Director Maria I. Nardi. “Nature-inspired playgrounds improve the health and well-being of our community’s youth and the environment. Playgrounds like this are encouraging more kids to get outdoors for a daily dose of enriching, active play and green time and are helping them learn to appreciate nature.”

The project was completed by Miami-Dade Parks Design and Build Team in collaboration with construction contractor Leadex Corporation, Inc. The project cost was approximately $430,000 and funding was provided by the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program (QNIP) and capital asset bonds.

The 5.14-acre park also contains a picnic shelter. For information about facility rentals, call 305-254-5856 and visit the park’s web page.