Miami-Dade parks

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The Knight Foundation recently announced the winners of the Knight Cities Challenge. Thirty-seven winners from across the country will share $5 million for their projects geared to create more vibrancy and livable spaces. Friends of the Underline was one of three South Florida winners. That's a project designed by Miami resident Meg Daly to create a 10-mile linear park under the Miami-Dade Metrorail.  

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The prospect of riding a bike in Miami is somewhere between maddening and dangerous. It's the hot weather. It's the rainy summer afternoons. It's the dangerous roads. Yet, many Miamians do it. Some have no choice. Others do it out of a desire to leave a smaller carbon footprint.

Friends of the Underline

Gov. Rick Scott's nearly half-billion dollars in budget vetoes this week included $2 million for the Underline, a park and bike and walking path planned for the space under the Metrorail tracks from Dadeland to Brickell.

That’s not deterring advocates of the park, though.

Nearly 200 people turned out last night to weigh in on preliminary designs for the park at a community meeting in Coconut Grove.

Christine DiMattei

  Two more public parks in Miami are closing after potential contamination was found in the parks' soil.

The city announced Monday that it will close Billy Rolle Domino Park at 3400 Grand Ave. in Coconut Grove, and Southside Park at 100 SW 11th St. near Brickell.

The Department of Environmental Resource Management will collect more samples to determine what's next for the parks.

For the past few months, several Miami-Dade parks have closed because of soil contamination.

In September, Miami-Dade County ordered that all 112 of its parks be inspected.