By Fabiola Stuyvesant, Commissioner
(Tuesday, April 4, 2023) – Right now, the City is investing human and fiscal resources into putting together a Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the next 10 years. In order for this plan to represent your ideas and interests, please complete the online survey and participate in the informative events to be held. Visit oursibparksplan.com for more detailed information.
One ambitious idea is the construction of a much-needed center for the performing arts in Sunny Isles Beach. I believe the best location for this colossal project would be the “square” piece of land (367 Sunny Isles Blvd.) located between the Netanya Center and the electrical substation on Sunny Isles Boulevard. To push forward such a project, we would need not only the support of our residents but also the authorization and collaboration of different government entities. We must start with a use assessment and environmental review of the proposed area and extend to the other two vacant lots (farthest west and east areas of Gateway Park) for further use as well.
Another ambitious idea is the proper development and use of the area under the William Lehman Causeway to create an outdoor sports hub with tracks, trails and multi-use paths, basketball, volleyball, tennis, pickleball, outdoor fitness equipment and more. Just imagine having another safe place to stroll, walk and run away from Collins Avenue.
We want Sunny Isles Beach to be recognized not only for the state-of-the-art high-rises and wonderful beaches but also for superb cultural, recreational and sports facilities.