|Gibson Park Playground
Owner: City of Miami
Project Location: Miami, FL
Situated on 14 acres of publicly owned land, Gibson Park is located at 13th Street and NW Third Avenue — once considered Overtown’s “main street.” The design plan responded to the goals established by the owner’s RFP and the community, as well as existing site conditions, sustainability, simplicity in construction systems and cost-sensitivity.
Gibson Park features a 2,500-square-foot playground with safety surfacing, shade structres and an open-play area .
Other features include a 6,491-square-foot recreational building, Myrtha stainless steel Recreational pool with learn-to-swim area and tot pool, athletic field, bleacher seating, pre-engineered covered stadium with press box area, dugout, fencing, scoreboard, sports lighting and Health Beat Vita Course fitness course, site amenities and a bandstand pavilion.
The recreational building houses the administrative office, lifeguard and health rooms, ticket office, kitchenette, restrooms/lockers, exercise, weight and storage rooms, laundry, reception and lobby areas.
Today, Gibson Park averages 108 visitors daily, and 1,500 at peak times.