Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New “Mainlands Park” in Tamarac

Groundbreaking of new Mainlands park. From left: Parks and Rec Director Greg Warner, Assist City Manager Diane Phillips, Commissioner Pam Bushnell, Mayor Beth Talabisco, Mainlands Section 3 Resident Bill Villela, and Patte Atkins-Grad

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Last Friday, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Mainlands Park and attended by residents in the Mainlands Sections 3 and 4 subdivisions in Tamarac.

District 1 Commissioner Pamela Bushnell addresses Mainlands residents.

The project site is located on a vacant 23-acre lot, which was previously part of the 48-acre Monterey Golf Club located east of the Turnpike off Monterey Drive.

Once owned by father and son developers Bruce and Shawn Chait, the land for the park was offered as an incentive to the City of Tamarac to get their land deal through.  LDC Monterey Ventures LLC currently owns the property.

The City of Tamarac held two neighborhood meetings with Mainlands residents back in 2011 and discussed what type of amenities they would like the park to have.

The project’s budget is $1,200,000, including $200,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grand and $248,000 from the Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

After the groundbreaking, hotdogs, popcorn, and the 1963 movie “Charade” were featured in the park.

The start of construction is estimated to begin in the late spring with completion in the spring of 2014.

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