C+R is proud to unveil our design for this new park in Hialeah, Florida! Hialeah Cultural Park is envisioned to be a lush tropical park tucked into a quiet urban community. The neighborhood has little to no existing public space amenities, so the City of Hialeah working with FPL (Florida Power and Light) found a creative way to provide much needed green space. The land, donated by FPL, is an existing FPL transmission right-of-way currently not accessible to the public. Our design team including engineers RJ Behar and Associates worked with FPL to create a park which fits the functional requirements of a transmission right-of-way while providing a meandering path through rich vegetation for people to stroll and learn about the rich history of Hialeah.
The C+R team designed elements into the park plazas to enhance the story of Hialeah from its roots in the Native Americans who named Hialeah (meaning “High Prairie”) to the Hialeah Park Racetrack to looking forward to its future. The landscape within the plazas will serve as a backdrop for local artists’ interpretive work throughout the park.
The park proves Hialeah is a city willing to go above and beyond to find creative ways to provide for its people. The park could only have been achieved by great community and business leaders coming together to do something positive for a community, and push beyond ideas to implementation. We are proud to have been a strong part of this process and look forward to the completion of the park. Stay tuned for more updates – construction starts soon!