City of Miami Beach proposes face-lift for North Beach neighborhood park
Positioned between the rolling green hills of the Normandy Shores Golf Course, and the wide open space of the Normandy Shores Park Tennis courts, lies a grassy little lot facing the Biscayne Bay. Currently, this lot serves as a convenient location for the existing park building but the City of Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Department plans to entirely revamp and beautify the grounds.
Included in the plans, the department has proposed to demolish the existing building, peel down the chain-link fences, and build a 1,985 sq. ft. shaded fitness shelter on the pre-existing tiled area.
The future outdoor fitness area with shade canopy will come fitted with exercise equipment, a water fountain, and nearby trash receptacle and will be surrounded by privacy-yielding Spanish Stopper trees on the east and south sides of the structure. The landscape plans include re-sodding the entire lot, and installing a row of low-lying Cocoplum shrubs along the south side border of the property. Two large, wild tamarind trees will be strategically placed on opposite ends of the park to give ample shade during all hours of the day. Four Queen Crepe Myrtles will be sprinkled throughout the lot providing a pop of passionate purple that will glow against the surrounding greenery.
Other construction will include laying a new 5 foot-wide sidewalk with a broom sweep finish that will continue from the existing sidewalk, all the way down to the sea wall. The proposed sidewalk will open up to a freshly laid 15 foot-radius semicircle concrete landing where benches with seat dividers will overlook the Biscayne Bay.
On each side of this enchanting seating area will be a thicket of reddish-purple Muhly grass and purple-flowered railroad vine at the feet of the large coconut palm trees. The vine will be tamed by the sidewalk barriers and rich brownish red mulch. To seal in all of this beauty, the plans propose installation of a 4 foot-tall black fence with smooth top rail on the north and south sides of the property, leaving clear, uninterrupted views of the sparkling Biscayne Bay.
The City of Miami Beach is currently reviewing these plans for finalization. The park’s transformation will be a complement to the other surrounding niceties such as the Normandy Shores Golf Course, the Normandy Shores tennis courts, and the Fairway Park amenities complete with basketball court, tennis courts, and a large playground. With all of the great amenities found in Normandy Shores, it’s no wonder buyers have really migrated to this neighborhood. To take a look around and see why this could be the perfect fit for you and your family, call us today at 305-403-8686.