Miami Beach to Revitalize 74-Year-Old Lodge at Flamingo Park for Community Use

Published Date: May 1, 2024

The City of Miami Beach will break ground on a renovation project at Flamingo Park, starting with a ceremony on Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. The project involves restoring a 74-year-old lodge in South Beach for use in community and recreational programs, potentially as a concession space.

 

Interim City Manager Rickelle Williams noted the lodge’s historical significance, originally serving as a residence for the park’s groundskeeper. The building had fallen into disrepair over the years and remained unused. The city aims to repurpose the structure, breathing new life into this piece of South Beach history.

 

Flamingo Park, acquired by the city in 1929, spans more than 36 acres in South Beach, with the lodge centrally located.

 

Funded by the city’s 2018 General Obligation (G.O.) Bond, the $1 million renovation project includes demolition, revamped interior layout, new finishes, stucco repairs, and upgraded mechanical and electrical systems. Exterior enhancements will feature new doors, windows, roofing, walkways, lighting, landscaping, and irrigation, with a focus on ADA compliance.

 

A related project is relocating two Florida Power & Light electrical panels for future service points within Flamingo Park. Crews are rerouting an underground conduit to improve service without disrupting regular park activities.

 

The lodge renovation aligns with the city’s broader initiative to enhance park amenities with the $15 million allocated through the G.O. Bond, including updates to fields, a butterfly garden, and an art piece.

 

The project is expected to be completed in early 2025, with the schedule subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

 

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Original Article by City of Miami Beach

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