Parks & Rec projects get Commission OK to proceed
The City Commission is stepping up for residents with approval of three major Parks improvement programs – at Dante Fascell Park, Marshall Williamson Park, and the Mobley Building abutting Murray Park.
Tennis Court Lights
The City Manager has been authorized to proceed with installation of new tennis court lighting and other improvements at Dante Fascell Park
. To better meet the needs of users of this popular City park, staff recommended the addition of a new LED lighting system for the existing six tennis courts, new parking lot lighting, and two new service gates on the south and north entry/exit approaches to the parking lot.
Located at 8700 SW 57 Ave., Dante Fascell Park is one of South Miami’s largest parks. Across its 7.73 acres, residents enjoy two picnic shelters, a jogging trail, outdoor fitness equipment, sand volleyball, gated playground and tot lot, basketball half-court, picnic tables, and open green space, in addition to the six clay courts.
Part of the City’s 10-year Parks Master Plan, this current improvement program is in direct response to requests by residents who wish to use the courts after dusk.
The Commission authorized the City Manager to pay Stantec to complete professional engineering services for various improvements at Marshall Williamson Park.
This 3.22 acre neighborhood park, located at 6125 SW 68 St., is a popular place to play tennis, visit the newly renovated playground, and to enjoy a picnic area, gazebo, and meeting room.
This project is funded jointly by the City and through a Community Development Block Grant awarded by Miami Dade County. The $32,025 agreement covers professional engineering construction plans and various improvements including:
- Tree trimming;
- Removal of diseased or dead trees;
- Replacement of damaged sidewalks;
- New ADA path from right-of-way public sidewalk to existing viewing area at tennis courts;
- Benches & pre-fabricated shade structures at tennis courts;
- New emergency call box; and
- Four new security cameras.
The City Manager has been authorized to proceed with managing the much-needed installation of a new roof at the Mobley building, abutting Murray Park.
A recent assessment of the facility revealed severe roof damage due to general wear and tear over the years – causing interior damage due to water intrusion. Previously owned by the City of South Miami Community Redevelopment Agency (SMCRA), the Mobley building is located at 5825 SW 68th St.
LG Pro Roofing Corp. successfully bid to perform the work at a cost not to exceed $58,750, paid for with City and County funds.