Giovanni Grandinetti, 7, of Miami, chalks in stars on the blacktop behind AmericanAirlines Arena during Engage Miami's Chalk-athon on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. An organization created to engage young Miamians on local issues, Engage Miami hosted the free event to help transform Parcel B into the park of their dreams: Dan Paul Park. More than 20 years ago, the people of Miami were promised by Miami-Dade County and the Miami Heat that the four acres of land behind the arena would be a waterfront park for the public. The park went undeveloped and the parcel was paved with asphalt earlier this year. Several community organizations participated in the event, open to the public.
Giovanni Grandinetti, 7, of Miami, chalks in stars on the blacktop behind AmericanAirlines Arena during Engage Miami's Chalk-athon on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. An organization created to engage young Miamians on local issues, Engage Miami hosted the free event to help transform Parcel B into the park of their dreams: Dan Paul Park. More than 20 years ago, the people of Miami were promised by Miami-Dade County and the Miami Heat that the four acres of land behind the arena would be a waterfront park for the public. The park went undeveloped and the parcel was paved with asphalt earlier this year. Several community organizations participated in the event, open to the public. MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Giovanni Grandinetti, 7, of Miami, chalks in stars on the blacktop behind AmericanAirlines Arena during Engage Miami's Chalk-athon on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. An organization created to engage young Miamians on local issues, Engage Miami hosted the free event to help transform Parcel B into the park of their dreams: Dan Paul Park. More than 20 years ago, the people of Miami were promised by Miami-Dade County and the Miami Heat that the four acres of land behind the arena would be a waterfront park for the public. The park went undeveloped and the parcel was paved with asphalt earlier this year. Several community organizations participated in the event, open to the public. MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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