Question from Gables Insider Reader:
What will be done at the park at Granada and Alhambra and the one on Venetia right off of Granada? Will there be resident input and what is the timeline to completion? Are there others in the works as well and what is their status and timeline?
City of Coral Gables Community Recreation Department Response:
“The two parks you mentioned are part of the larger neighborhood park project that is currently under construction. We purchased five parcels of land and are creating five neighborhood parks. The process has taken some time, but the contractor has started work. We are currently awaiting an amended construction schedule and should receive it in the next week or so. We had community meetings on three occasions for each of the five properties. The first meeting was to discuss the purchase of the property, the second one was to gather design input and the third meeting was to present the conceptual design. I have attached information we shared in our City Magazine regarding this project a couple of years ago when we began this process.
“We will have play structures at two of the parks: Marlin Park and Majorca Park. Two other parks, Venetia Park and Catalonia Park will have smaller play elements. All four of these parks will have walkways, open green spaces, seating, dog waste stations, and fencing. Sarto Green, the fifth park, is a smaller space and will feature landscaping, a large tree bench and a dog waste station.” – Fred Couceyro, Director of Community Recreation.