Gibson Park reopens after $10M makeover

Overtown park gets turf field, Olympic size swimming pool, fitness space, water play area

Published On: Aug 09 2012 02:24:51 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 07 2012 06:30:48 PM EDT

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."