Lester Brown Park

Client City of Miami Gardens
Services
  • Programming
  • Architectural Design
  • Site Plan Approval
  • Construction Documents
  • Interior Design
  • Permitting
  • Contract Administration
Status Completion scheduled for 2022
Success When Miami-Dade County transferred authority over Lester Brown Park to the City of Miami Gardens, the local entity reimagined and greatly enhanced the park to respond to community needs.

Lester Brown Park

Miami Gardens, FL

As the city administration takes charge of Lester Brown Park, it is enabled to work more directly with residents and other neighborhood groups to better define and improve the park’s infrastructure, amenities, and security concerns. Among the new features are improved access to the nearby Betty T. Ferguson Park, replacement of rambling fencing on streets that dead-end into residential enclaves, installation of fencing where none has existed previously, and gated entry points that help control the site.

Named for Dr. Lester Brown, a renowned educator and beloved community activist, the park encompasses a football field, a 600-seat stadium, meeting space, picnic pavilion, playground, and covered shelter. The latest improvements include a multipurpose community center with a concession stand and restrooms scaled to serve the stadium; three administrative offices; storage for athletic and infrastructure equipment and janitorial supplies; spacious locker rooms; and a covered patio. Increased parking and walking paths are reconfigured and enhanced with sabal palms, oak trees, ground cover, and hedges offering a more cohesive perimeter and richer nature experiences.