MIAMI —Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces announces the completion of an $1.1 million expansion project at Quail Roost Park, 11336 SW 186 St., Miami. Park improvements include a new 20,300 square foot playground for the 2.47 acre neighborhood park, making it the largest playground in the Miami-Dade County Parks system.
On Friday, June 18, 2021, at 10 a.m., Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, District 9 Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee and Miami-Dade County Parks Director Maria I. Nardi 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 playground includes an array of fun and adventure-themed play elements that include a rocket ship with slides, overhead climbers and steppers, a free-standing rock climbing wall, a spinning sphere, a pirate ship slide, a cargo net to climb, swings, spring riders, kid-size train cars, assorted play panels, and musical instruments to play. The entire playground rests on a new engineered wood fiber (EWF) surface.
Other new park amenities include a picnic shelter, trash receptacles, park benches, bike racks, sidewalks, and paved walkways.
The project was supported by former District 9 Commissioner Dennis Moss. Funding was provided by Impact Fees and the Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program (QNIP).
Miami-Dade Parks Design and Build Team completed the project in conjunction with Bejar Construction, Inc.
Mayor Levine Cava said, “I applaud the Parks Department for the transformation of this wonderful playground! Park spaces like these allow residents and their families to find ways to safely play, spend time in nature, and relieve stress. They are critical to the health and well-being of our Miami-Dade County community and to making all our neighborhoods more livable.”
“I am proud of the Parks Department for their great work on behalf of Quail Roost Park and this community,” said Commissioner McGhee. “This new playground has enhanced this park and gives our childre a high quality recreation space to play and be active. It will serve as an investment in their well-being for years to come.”
Parks Director Nardi commented, “This is truly a milestone improvement project for Quail Roost Park and the people of this neighborhood. It is a great example of how Miami-Dade County Parks is revitalizing its neighborhood parks, and especially its playgrounds, so that kids are encouraged to exercise, make new friends, and experience the health benefits of being outdoors. Our goal through projects like this one is to build a more sustainable, more resilient and healthier community through parks and open spaces.”
For directions to the park and additional information, please visit the web page or call 305-235-1553.
The use of facial coverings and social distancing are recommended but no longer required at Miami-Dade County Parks.