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Doral, FL 33166
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Doral Glades Park
The Emerald in Doral’s Crown Jewels of Parks
Doral, FL – The Doral City Council, under an azure sky, broke ground on Doral Glades, the City’s first environmental park. The 25 acre facility, centered on a lake and wetland, features tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts in addition to a 9,500 square foot community/nature center located on the 9900 block of NW 98th Place.
The park is a homage to the unique environment of the Florida everglades and will feature native plants as well as provide habitat for native fish and wildlife. The educational boardwalk provides unequalled access to seeing wetlands up close.
“I have learned the Miami Dade County Public School system plans to build a K-8 Center for for Environmental Studies just down the street from Doral Glades in 2018,” declared Mayor Luigi Boria. “The City wants to partner with this school to include educational programming in the nature center as part of their curriculum,” the Mayor proposed.
Parks and Recreation strives to provide a broad range of activities and programs. “I see this as a family destination,” said Vice Mayor Christi Fraga. “This park will be all things to my son throughout the years; as a toddler discovering dragonflies on the boardwalk, as a boy catching his first fish with his father, as a student visiting the nature center, and as a teenager kayaking across the lake, he will grow up here, as I did, but with the added benefit of having parks such as Glades to make family memories that will last a lifetime,” the Vice Mayor added.
Doral Glades Park is a big investment in our community,” explained Director Barbie Hernandez of the $10.5 million park, “We received a $3.6 million grant from the Florida Community Trust grant to purchase the land in 2008 and the Land and a $200,000 Water Conversation Grant towards the development of the park.”