Gibson Park reopens after $10M makeover
Overtown park gets turf field, Olympic size swimming pool, fitness space, water play area
Overtown's Gibson Park reopened Tuesday after a $10 million makeover.
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"I think the field is wonderful. We have never had anything like this before," said 16-year-old Karim Bryant, who lives in Overtown.
The renovation of Gibson Park, located at 401 Northwest 12th Street, includes a fitness space, an Olympic size swimming pool, and a field with artificial turf with 1,000 covered seats.
"We got two games out here," said Daniel Jones, a high school football player.
Jones said the new field gives his team a local place to play.
"Have fun play. It looked better than what we use to have," said Jones. "People come out here to chill with their kids, have a family day."
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