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Gibson Park Community Center
Owner: City of Miami
Project Location: Miami, FL

Situated on 14 acres of land is Gibson Park, located at 13th Street and NW Third Avenue - once considered Overtown's "main street". The project components include a Synthetic turf multipurpose athletic field with dugouts, scoreboard, sports lighting system, shaded stadium bleacher seating, crowd pleaser area with walkways, Health Beat Vita Course System, Myrtha Recreational Pool with a learn-to-swim area, tot pool with play features, 2,500 SF tot playground, open-play areas and site amenities.


A new 6,491 SF community building was constructed to house a park administrative office, lifeguard room, ticket booth office, health room, kitchenette, restrooms/lockers, exercise room, weight room, laundry area, storage rooms, reception area and open lobby area.


RDC was proud to make recommendations that garnered additional LEED credits, ensuring certification and pushing the project to the next higher certification level. Our diligence in the field with regard to following green building practices also provided the project with exemplary performance credits. Our vigilance of the LEED scorecard assisted the City of Miami and design team to anticipate problem areas, and make adjustments, achieving a "Gold" certification from the Green Building Certification Institute.


Today, Gibson Park averages 108 visitors daily, and 1,500 at peak times.