The fort-style treehouse Tom Sawyer’s Play Island at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah recently received a makeover and the grand opening and dedication ceremony is Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m.
Named after the first female aviator to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah now boasts a half-million-dollar new playground area for kids to experience their own adventures, both in the air — on monkey-bars and swings — and on land.
Nestled between strands of oak trees and pristine lakes, “Tom Sawyer’s Play Island” is the largest playground within Miami-Dade County’s parks. At 7,500 square feet, the playground, designed for children 2 to 12 years old, is designed to promote adventure so that kids will be inspired to play outside and be more active. The all-inclusive playground features climbers, spinners, slides, balance beams, swings, musical instruments to play and also includes a canopy of mature live oaks, natural boulders and a walk-through cave.
Overseeing the dedication ceremony are Miami-Dade County District 13 Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. and Miami-Dade County, Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department leaders.
Amelia Earhart Park is located at 401 E. 65 St., Hialeah, FL.
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