Coral Gables

Coral Gables residents invited to discuss plans for Lisbon Park

Sherman’s Oak at the site of Lisbon Park in the North Gables. The city is holding a meeting to get community feedback on how the park will be developed.
Sherman’s Oak at the site of Lisbon Park in the North Gables. The city is holding a meeting to get community feedback on how the park will be developed. ldixon@miamiherald.com

Coral Gables leaders are asking for additional community input on plans for the open space park on Lisbon Street in the North Gables.

The city will have a public meeting 6 p.m. Monday at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Dr., to receive resident feedback and ideas for developing the small park.

Gables leaders finalized the purchase of the park land last December after more than a year of negotiations.

Palmcorp, a developer, wanted to build a large home on the lots, off Lisbon between San Benito and Santa Cruz avenues. Neighbors and other residents fought the development in an effort to protect Sherman’s Oak, a 125-year-old tree named for the late Sherman Reynolds, a longtime area resident.

The developer will still build on part of the land while the city will develop the park around the tree.

City leaders said everything from naming the park to determining what features are developed there will be based on residents’ ideas.

For more information on the meeting and the park, call city engineer Julia Abraham at 305-460-5059.

Lance Dixon: 305-376-3708, @LDixon_3

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