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82-acre Doral Central Park begins development

Written by on March 2, 2021
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82-acre Doral Central Park begins development

Construction to build-out Doral Central Park has officially begun after city officials broke ground Monday, closing the park to the public until further notice.

With phases two and three scheduled to be completed in 2022 and phase four in 2023, the 82-acre existing passive park at 3000 NW 87th Ave. will be transformed into a multipurpose and multigenerational park benefitting the entire region.

With Kaufman Lynn Construction and Bermello Ajamil and Partners as head of development, a new 70,000-square-foot indoor recreation center is to include a fitness center, indoor basketball gym, child watch area, teen room, silver club room and multipurpose rooms.

The build-out of Doral Central Park is an investment of about $120 million. Other projects of the Doral Parks Bond include improvements to Doral Meadow Park that are completed, Morgan Levy Park improvements that are to finish this month, and Doral Cultural Arts Center construction, which is currently underway, Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez said.

“The movement on all of these projects is very exciting for the entire community. It was the residents who chose the future of their parks when they voted to approve the Doral Parks Bond in November 2018,” he said. “It’s important to note that the amenities included in all the projects were decided with community feedback through surveys, focus group and workshops, while we were updating the Parks System Master Plan.”

Residents can look forward to an aquatic facility, amphitheater, multi-use sports fields, lakefront promenade and cultural plaza, nature areas and kayak launch, just to cite a few.

These new facilities will offer more opportunities for recreation programming and events for everyone, whether it be youth, adult, special needs, or senior citizens, the mayor said.

The next project on the agenda will be the Doral White Course Park at 8425 NW 41st St. This new park is to include a shaded playground, a waterfront event plaza, outdoor fitness stations, a multi-purpose green space area, fenced-off dog area, restrooms and shelters. The park is to have limited landscape lighting with overhead and walkway lighting and security cameras, along with a new boardwalk that will connect to the downtown Doral area.

“I can already see residents exercising at the gym, playing basketball, taking a nutrition class, going for a swim and then spending time listening to a concert at the amphitheater,” Mayor Bermudez said. “The fact that Doral Central Park has so many options is what makes it special.”

8 Responses to 82-acre Doral Central Park begins development

  1. pedro alcocer

    March 3, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Maravilloso. Gracias por tomar en cuenta a los Seniors. Buen trabajo, adelante!

  2. Jim Bortell

    March 3, 2021 at 6:38 am

    “Even the longest of journeys begin with the very first step.” Construction was reportedly begun on Monday, March 1st, 2021 for Doral Central Park. That is certainly good.
    But it truly needs to be stated that the site plans, architectural drawings, landscape renderings, etc. were completed for Doral Central Park, previously named Bermudez Park, in 2006 – which is fifteen years ago. That planned park included swimming pools, baseball fields, soccer/football fields, tennis courts, a running/jogging track and other amenities. That park could have been constructed in phases just as the fifteen year delayed park will be done. The necessary funding could have easily been accomplished by selling municipal bonds, federal grants, and Doral general service revenues. Doral’s elected commissioners promised action year in, year out. But those promises all proved disingenuous. Government officials and elected commissioners should be held accountable for unkept promises.

  3. Smiljana Barac

    March 4, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    I am so, so happy and grateful for a such addition to our great community.
    Smiljana Barac
    Doral resident since 1988!

  4. Didem

    March 7, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    So excited learning more about the project
    Looking forward to visiting when finished

  5. Allison Reyes

    March 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Good to hear that Doral is building bigger and better

  6. Citizen

    March 21, 2021 at 4:09 am

    The quote below is so much BS. The question on the ballot in 2018 was misconstrued to persuade voters to approve such project. The last sanctuary green park in Doral has been destroyed/stolen. Such a shame by these politicians.

    “It was the residents who chose the future of their parks when they voted to approve the Doral Parks Bond in November 2018,” he said. “It’s important to note that the amenities included in all the projects were decided with community feedback through surveys, focus group and workshops, while we were updating the Parks System Master Plan.”

  7. Lili Morris

    April 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Will it have a dog park?

  8. Becky

    May 9, 2021 at 11:13 am

    I am excited to see these improvements to doral central park and can’t wait to see it finished. We love this park and enjoy biking riding here.

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