Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Update on the Parks Master Plan process. Next visioning session is set for Sat. June 2, at 9:00 AM at OCPC

Here is an update on the Parks Master Plan process. I am providing photos below of proposed renderings for your review. (Click on the individual photos to review in a slightly larger format.) How do they look to you?  The village will be holding this special meeting as follows :

WHAT:         Parks Master Plan Workshop
DATE:           Saturday, June 2, 2018
TIME:           9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WHERE:      Old Cutler Presbyterian Church - Zeigler Hall
                       14401 Old Cutler Road
                       Palmetto Bay , FL 33158

NOTE:  NO DECISIONS have been made to date by the village council. This remains an ongoing work in progress.  The meeting on Saturday, June 2, will be another visioning session, an open discussion, and participation meeting/workshop to review any proposals and take comments. 

Park expansion will have impact on neighborhoods and expense and should / will be discussed.  There is an option of keeping everything "as is".  Do we, as a village, update, maintain, reduce or add? Do we have enough parking for new or expanded activities. Will the revised locations for new or expanded events result in parking occurring in the neighborhoods? Have we properly provided for additional parking?  What are the funding sources?  All this should be discussed.

I have requested that the full set of renderings be posted for view/download on the Village website.  You can e-mail me at if you would like the documents provided via e-mail.  Note that the documents are 8 MB.  

I have previously updated our community on the Parks Master Plan and will continue to do so.  

For the record, I have not taken any positions on any of the proposed changes to our parks master plan.  I am a huge fan/proponent of our Veterans Park and look forward to the completion of this new park.  I am also looking forward to the passive/native park at 168, but will it be truly restored to a native habitat or become another playground? Feel free to comments and provide them to me via e-mail at 

I personally do not think we need changes for the sake of change.  We have one of the best parks systems to be found anywhere.  We do want to be responsive to the desires and concerns of our residents.

This is another opportunity to come on out and advise the Village Council what, if any, changes are needed. #YourVoiceMatters. 

I will continue to provide updates. Photos of the proposed modifications are posted below. 
Remember, no votes have been taken by the village council approving or denying any proposals. Nothing contained in these renderings are guaranteed to occur.  No funding numbers have been attached to proposed modifications.


  1. AnonymousMay 24, 2018

    How is it possible for Ludovici park to have a walkway through Biscayne National Park like it shows?

  2. It is not. Not without a special permit from the proper authorities. Please re-read my post. Nothing has been approved. But why would we even request a permit if no one desires to install a walkway. Would you pull a building permit before you decide if you even want to build?

  3. how can you have streets and avenues running the same way on the chart?

    1. I will have to direct that question to staff. Good catch.

  4. AnonymousMay 25, 2018

    Why aren't there any plans for the 22 acres on old cutler?

    1. I will ask for a plan to be made available.