The Moore Park Community Center + Daycare project, certified LEED Gold for New Construction, encompasses the renovation of a historic park that dates back to its 1930’s glory days including Orange Bowl games and parades. The goal of the renovation was to create a new town center for the northeast corner of the ‘Allapattah’ neighborhood. Originally named by the Seminoles, the Allapattah or Alligator, this neighborhood is a cultural melting pot of Caribbean, Central American and Latin American people.
The project also consisted of the demolition of the existing recreation center and existing daycare, new construction of a community center and daycare center, and additional site amenities. The new community center offers administrative offices, multi‐purpose spaces with a commercial kitchen to cater to events, computer rooms, Arts and Craft, and an exercise room. The Daycare center offers child care services for a maximum of 45 children with a new outdoor playground area.
New site amenities include an open plaza and courtyard areas, a playground for children, green gathering areas with shelter pavilions for outdoor events, benches throughout the park, BBQ grill stations, bicycle parking and the addition of new native trees and landscaping to enhance the existing park. The project also included renovations of the existing basketball courts and parking areas.
Location: Miami, FL
Owner: City of Miami
Services: LEED Building Commissioning
Architect: Leo A Daly
Contractor: Pirtle Construction
Certification: LEED for New Construction – Gold