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Omni Park Grand Opening Scheduled For Friday (Photos)

On Friday, the 7-acre Omni Park will hold a grand opening celebration.

The park will include food and beverage vendors, an art zone, and a skate park.

It will remain in place for a year or two, when it will be demolished to make way for the Signature Bridge.

 

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marc
marc

How anyone can be negative against this just boggles the mind.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I don’t like the name, but that’s about it. We should stop calling the neighborhood after a Miami’s biggest urban failure.

suomynona
suomynona

Or it could be a story or resiliency and rebirth, overcoming past failures?

(I honestly don’t care what it’s called. But I don’t have a problem with the name.)

Anonymous
Anonymous

What a cheesy way to put it… Screw that mall everybody would love to forget. Call it by its real name “Town Square.”

http://townsquaremiami.org/

Anonymous
Anonymous

thankful there are people that help to create this sort of use for vacant lots…hope folks actually use it …looks nice

Gared
Gared

Better than the desolate parking lots,just hope when the time comes these folks are willing to return the land,remembering the tough fight getting back the old Miami Arena land couple of years ago.

Anonymous
Anonymous

It includes a skatepark you morons, it’s not all one big skatepark

Anonymous
Anonymous

Let’s keep in mind these guys own a bar immediately across the street – so, they got $300,000 of CRA money to bring people to the area, have nothing to do and then go to their bar. Brilliant on their part…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah I agree. plus most of the “activations” scheduled for the park will probably be vendor/friends of theirs. this project is interesting simply for the clever slight of hand they used in getting free money and using land they don’t own, to make decent money for themselves and still be able to pop off some Public Relations altruistic bullshit about “urbanism”. Its a grant writers wet dream come to life.

Pay attention kids, those bullshit thesis from grad school come in handy

Anonymous
Anonymous

^^ THIS 100%

Anonymous
Anonymous

Does anyone know if this Land will continue as a Park, after the Bridge construction is complete?

marc
marc

I think they are using/creating elements that the CRA can recycle/reuse like the containers for instance under I-395.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Boggles my mind who the city would agree to spend 300K for unpaved walk ways and a 25X25ft skate park…ohh and cant forget the Omni sign.

Anonymous
Anonymous

How**

Anonymous
Anonymous

Great idea, but poor execution. That place looks like a dump! How can you skate on grass and gravel?! Call it what it is…a vacant piece of land with a sign out front.

Anonymous
Anonymous
you have to read the thesis, this is not a park, this is a temporary use of public space for the private commercial activity that benefits the “developer/grant writer” and their friends. That they can then use in some “social media viral post thingy” about “locally sourced” “activations” or some other “on trend” word jumble for PR purposes.this is urban snake oil. a flash in the pan. ephemeral. what makes it so offensive is their insistence that this is good for anyone but the swindlers who pulled it off and it is insulting to the local people who actually live in that area for years that are the last people on earth welcomed to use that park. a few blocks down from this park is a killing field, literally. one of the most underserved and crime ridden communities. How many kids were shot and killed in Liberty City and Overtown last year? This year? There are some serious urban problems to be solved and some kids just a few blocks away with nowhere to go and play and then these fucking hipsters just show up at city hall and get 300k so they can drink micro-brew underneath a shipping container?!?!… Read more »
Anonymous
Anonymous

I’m calling B/S on this post.. plenty of parks, churches and after school programs for the kids in Liberty City and Overtown.. I live in the area so I know.. in fact this is another new park for the community.. new parks are not the problem.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why would you get rid of the skate park to build the Signature Bridge? We already have self-driving cars to alleviate congestion and a super fast train, this is rediculous!… We need more skateboarders in Miami, not plastic people

Anonymous
Anonymous

As long as they use the park instead of the street, causing liabilities and damaging property.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why do we need a 7 acre skate park? What amenities will the new park be offering? Why are we opening up new green space in Miami? I wish someone could answer these questions before just shoving some new park down our throats.

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