Gratigny Plateau Park expected to open Wednesday

Exercise equipment, landscaping to be done Friday

By Glenna Milberg - Reporter , Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. - A major makeover for Gratigny Plateau Park that was spearheaded by Local 10 continues, and now Miami-Dade County officials say the park will be ready to open to the public next Wednesday.

Three empty lots in a Northwest Miami-Dade neighborhood have been transformed into the park, which is part of a public-private partnership to give the community a park that it never had.

"Today we're laying asphalt in the road, and we're laying concrete for the walkways," said Jay Forni, construction manager of the Miami-Dade Parks Department. "We've just had all our landscaping material delivered. We're going to start planting trees and bushes. We're putting exercise equipment up today."

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The plan to build the park just south of Gratigny Parkway and east of Northwest 7 Avenue has been two years in the making.

Miami-Dade County hadn't been able to complete the project due to lack of funding, but thanks to a team of volunteers and donors, the park will soon be open for the community's children.

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