Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Public meeting regarding Chapman field park - located on our Palmetto Bay north east boundary - Wed., Aug 17, 6 PM. The meeting will be held at the Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay

Don't forget our County Parks.  Palmetto Bay may be the "Village of Parks" but it is also home to County Parks including the Deering Estate and Bill Sadowski Park/Preserve.  There is an important meeting scheduled for Wed., Aug 17, at 6 PM to take place at the Deering Estate. Chapman field is located in Coral Gables (on the Palmetto Bay/Coral Gables boundary along Old Cutler Road at 136 Street).

Here is information concerning a very important meeting - this does affect our parks - our County Parks. These County Parks services are brought to you in large part through our Countywide tax bill.

MIAMI (August 08, 2016) — The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in collaboration with the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) and Miami-Dade County Health Department/ Florida Department of Health, will be hosting a Public Meeting regarding the environmental findings, the health evaluation for Chapman Field Park and the park’s corrective action plan on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami, FL 33157.
The meeting will address the community’s concerns over the temporary closure of the athletic fields at Chapman Field Park after samplings conducted by DERM revealed higher than normal concentrations of arsenic in the soil.  To date a total of 215 Miami-Dade Parks sites have been evaluated and determined to be safe for current public use.

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.

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Frank Balzebre
Office of Mayor Carlos Gimenez

1 comment:

  1. Not safe for humans, but it's OK to build a dog park there?