Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Bayshore Park on Miami Beach
The City of Miami Beach will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. to mark the start of construction on the planned $42.8 million Bayshore Park (just south of 2530 Pine Tree Drive), which will feature a passive park, playground, an outdoor amphitheater and six lighted multipurpose tennis and pickleball courts.
“We continue our march to create the most beautiful and unique open spaces in the world. What has been a barren lot for years, will now became a center of community activity to be enjoyed by all,” said Mayor Dan Gelber.
Partially funded by the 2018 voter-approved General Obligation Bond, the new park will also include a dog park named after the late former Miami Beach Commissioner Jorge Exposito, jogging trail, pathways, boardwalk, pavilion, Vita Course and fitness cluster, butterfly garden as well as a linear water feature.
“Bayshore Park will be an incredible new gathering place for our residents and visitors to enjoy with their families while also being a model of sustainability and environmental stewardship,” added Miami Beach Commissioner Alex Fernandez.
Resiliency improvements planned for the project include a central lake with circulation and an ozone water treatment system along with a lake overlook and stormwater infrastructure to collect and retain a portion of the stormwater runoff from the surrounding area.
Located on the site of a former par 3 golf course, Bayshore Park will be equipped with a motion-activated lighting system and security cameras. The project includes the replacement of existing water and sewer lines and the construction of an off-street parking lot.
Bayshore Park is slated to be completed by fall 2025.