Environmental cleanup starting on Miami park
Written by Miami Today on April 3, 2017
Work was to begin today at the City of Miami’s Curtis Park for environmental remediation and improvements.
The park is at 1901 NW 24th Ave., just north of the Miami River. Curtis was one of several city parks impacted by contaminated soil.
The project will consist of soil remediation, removing soil and replacing it with clean fill and protective covering.
Construction is expected to take about nine months at a cost of $4,926,879.94. The contractor is Cherokee Enterprises Inc.
The park will be closed two to four weeks for required air monitoring analysis. The results will go to the Miami-Dade County Environmental Resources Management to determine if areas in the park can remain open during the remediation. If it’s found that areas of the park can remain open, then Cherokee will work in phases to minimize closure in other park areas and allow patrons to continue to use the park.
The phase work will start with closure of the tennis courts. All work is to be done from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.