Letters to the Editor

A better park

I would like to say a big thank you to School Board Member Lubby Navarro and Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier Suarez for the incredible work they have done in having the School Board and county come to an agreement on the long-term leasing of Ron Ehmann Park.

The School Board finalized this agreement on June 22. The park finally will be on the county’s Park and Recreation maintenance plan.

The park has had some improvements done to it, but more are needed. This has been a two-and-a-half-year project with neighbors who have been keen on seeing the enhancement of this park. A thank-you also goes to Al Robles, Joe Montesinos and many others who started this endeavor and have stuck with it.

This is not just a park for our children, but for the entire community. Seniors use it, soccer teams use it and parties are held there. It is a unique property that should be protected and maintained on a regular basis. It is one of the few green spaces we have here and should be appreciated.

Navarro and Suarez really worked hard on this agreement. It is a great beginning and we look forward to the park being a wonderful place for everyone to enjoy.