DATE: March 8, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division has opened Miramar Pineland at 3600 S. University Dr., Miramar 33328, as several park amenities are now accessible due to the completion of Phase I construction. The Division has received numerous inquiries from local residents eagerly awaiting access to the site.
The public is now able to enjoy the Pineland Trail (approximately 3,700 feet of walkway that is a combination of concrete trail and elevated boardwalk with overlook); the Wetland Trail and Boardwalk (a trail combining concrete path and aluminum boardwalk that runs approximately 2,400 feet along and through the park’s wetland mitigation project); a large covered playground; the Division’s first interactive children’s water-play splash pad; restroom facilities; three rental shelters; and an entrance gatehouse.
Phase II construction will include an interpretive center, which will feature a meeting room with warming kitchen, interpretive displays, restrooms, and office and storage space. An official opening will be scheduled upon the completion of these amenities, in approximately two and a half years.
At roughly 157 acres, Miramar Pineland is a unique combination of scrubby flatwoods to the north and restored wetlands and associated prairie to the south. Its slash pine forest, in the northern half, is one of the largest intact resources of its kind in the county. The two distinct vegetative communities are separated by fairly deep ravines that were cut when the site was once popular with off-road-vehicle enthusiasts. It will ultimately be one of the most diverse sites in the Broward County Parks and Recreation Division: part regional park, part nature center, and part natural area.
WHERE: Miramar Pineland
3600 S. University Dr., Miramar 33328
WHEN: Open daily, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
WHO: For all ages.
For further information, call the park at 954-357-8776. Miramar Pineland is accessible via Broward County Transit‘s University Breeze line.
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Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit broward.org/parks.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.