Orange Bowl breaks ground on 2014 Legacy Gift

OBC CEO Eric Poms; Miami-Dade County Director of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Jack Kardys; Miami-Dade County Commissioner (District 1) Barbara Jordan; OBC President Luis Boué
Orange Bowl Staff |

Miami Lakes, Fla. ( – The Orange Bowl Committee, Miami-Dade County District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces today broke ground for a field re-development project for Ives Estates Park located at 20901 NE 16th Ave, Miami.
The new field will be called Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park. Renovations will include the installation of a new scoreboard and a state-of-the-art synthetic turf field suitable for football, lacrosse, soccer and rugby. The renovations will directly benefit children who participate in various athletic leagues, after school programs and summer camps at Ives Estates Park.  The local community will also benefit from the project, as Ives Estates Park will be able to attract a greater range of youth athletic competitions and community activities.
This is the Orange Bowl’s third Legacy Gift to the South Florida community. In January 2011, the Orange Bowl, in conjunction with the City of Miami, cut the ribbon on Orange Bowl Field at Moore Park, a much needed youth football stadium and facilities at urban Miami’s inner city Moore Park. It was the culmination of a legacy gift initiative the Orange Bowl spearheaded in recognition of its 75th anniversary in 2008-09. Moore Park is the site of the 1933 and 1934 Palm Festivals, the predecessor of the Orange Bowl Festival. In 2013, the Orange Bowl, in conjunction with the City of Fort Lauderdale cut the ribbon to unveil renovations to Joseph C. Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. Renovations at Carter Park included the installation of a new synthetic turf football field, now called Orange Bowl Field at Carter Park, an eight lane track, enhanced spectator areas and new scoreboard.
Combined, the Orange Bowl Legacy Gift projects have provided approximately $10 million worth of improvements toward the beautification of the South Florida community and recreational park activities for residents and their families.


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