Despite the clouds and rain, more than 500 people on Saturday attended the first Ludlam Trail Carnival at A.D. Barnes Park in Southwest Miami-Dade.
“We are excited to see continued community support for the advancement of the Ludlam Trail vision,” Jose Gonzalez Sr., vice president of Florida East Coast Industries, said in a news release. “Each event garners more attendance and involvement from the surrounding neighborhoods, which indicates the transformative impact the Ludlam Trail project will have once completed.”
Florida East Coast Industries hosted the carnival, in partnership with the Miami Association of Realtors, Friends of Ludlam Trail, Miami-Dade County, Knight Foundation and Miami Foundation.
“Community stakeholders are working to transform the Ludlam Trail into a signature urban linear park that will provide a six-mile continuous bike and pedestrian path, linking residents across Miami’s urban core,” according to a news release. “People living and working near the Ludlam Trail will have have direct connections to five schools, six parks and better access to public transportation. Upon completion, the former rail line will be converted into more than 50 acres of public park space. The Ludlam Trail is a critical component of the 26-mile Miami Loop trail network.”
Upcoming community events include second annual “Qué Pasa, USA” event from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 7 at Robert King High Park, 7025 W Flagler St., and Halloween on the Green Festival and Movie Night from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14 at A.D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave.