(Miami, FL September 25, 2015) – City of Miami District 2 Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, Assistant City Managers Nzeribe Ihekwaba, Fernando Casamayor and Alberto Parjus along with Parks and Recreation Director Kevin M. Kirwin and Marinas Manager Stephen Bogner will celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Regatta Park on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Consisting of seven acres, Regatta Park is the largest addition of park land in recent years to the City’s inventory.
City officials will welcome the public to actively utilize the park from the moment the park opens. Activities will be kicking off with free yoga at 9:00 a.m. and the grand opening ceremonies at 11:00 a.m. Family friendly activities like a watermelon eating contest, face painting, and a BBQ lunch are also planned until 2:00 p.m.
Completed in six months, Phase I of Regatta Park includes: an expo lawn, regatta lawn, tropical gardens, monument signage, children’s play area, multi-use path connector and a free alley.
Phase I included the donation of various tree species valued at $500,000 through the city tree mitigation program from local development projects. Total construction cost for Phase I of Regatta Park was $6.2 million. The project was designed by Kimley Horn and Associates and built by J.R.T. Construction Co. Regatta Park was funded by City of Miami Impact Fees, TVM Production fee, and land sale from the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club and the Coral Reef Yacht Club.
Additionally, the new Dinner Key Dockmaster building, adjacent to Regatta Park, will welcome the public with an open house. Attendees will be able to tour the facility which contains the marina and harbormaster administrative offices, a customer lounge and computer access areas, library, laundry facilities, customer shower, restroom and convenience store. Total cost for the Dockmaster building was $4.7 million. MC Harry & Associates was the design firm and Thornton Construction Co. was the contractor. The new facility was funded by Homeland Defense Bonds Series II and III, City of Miami Special Revenues and Impact Fees.
WHO: Marc Sarnoff, District 2 Commissioner,
Nzeribe Ihekwaba, Assistant City Manager,
Fernando Casamayor, Assistant City Manager,
Alberto Parjus, Assistant City Manager,
Kevin M. Kirwin, Parks and Recreation Director, and
Stephen Bogner, Marinas Manager, Dinner Key Marina
WHAT: Grand Opening of Regatta Park and Dockmaster Building
WHEN: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Free Yoga at 9:00 a.m.
Grand Opening Ceremony for Regatta Park at 11:00 a.m.
Open House at Dinner Key Dockmaster Building at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Regatta Park
3400 Pan American Drive
Miami, FL 33133