The Omni Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will hold a grand opening ceremony for the new dog park area at Margaret Pace Park at 1745 N. Bayshore Drive at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
The half-acre dog park includes two fenced areas, one for dogs over 25 pounds, the other for smaller dogs, allowing them room to run. The dog area will also offer park benches, “fire hydrants” and water fountains for dogs and people. Artificial turf and mulch were selected to ease maintenance and save costs over time. Funded by the Miami Omni CRA, the dog park was completed at a cost of $400,000.
“With more than 80,000 people now living in greater downtown Miami, quality parks are more important than ever,” said City of Miami Commissioner and Omni CRA Chairman Marc D. Sarnoff. “This project provides another amenity that increases the quality of life in the Omni area.”
“The neighborhood was in need of a separate area for dogs to exercise and release energy,” stated Andres Althabe, President of the Biscayne Neighborhoods Association. “We are very pleased that the Omni CRA was so responsive and effective in making this happen. It ensures a safe and considerate environment for everyone to enjoy the park.”
“We are very pleased to have the dog park area up and running,” said Omni CRA Executive Director Pieter A. Bockweb. “It is a wonderful addition to our parks system and advances the CRA’s mission to make the Omni area a better place to invest, live and play.”
WHO: Mayor Tomas Regalado, Commission Chairman Wifredo “Willy” Gort, Commissioner and Omni CRA Chairman Marc D. Sarnoff and Pieter Bockweb, Executive Director of the Omni CRA
WHAT: New Margaret Pace Dog Park Grand Opening
WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Margaret Pace Park
1745 N. Bayshore Drive