On May 3, 2019 Critical Path, the Mayor of Miami Beach, City Commissioners and others celebrated the groundbreaking for the Convention Center “Pride” Park – Over six acres of parking lot are being transformed into a public park, including a tropical garden, game lawn, shaded areas, veterans’ plaza, and public art. In total, $7 million is being allocated to Art in Public Spaces, representing the largest response to a call to artists in the history of Miami- Dade County, and an important aspect of integrating culture into the everyday lives of the community.
The Convention Center’s existing truck staging and parking lot is transformed into a new world-class public park with plantings that showcases the unique flora and botany of Miami Beach, add 175 new shade trees, and provide flexible lawn areas. A Veteran’s Memorial is designed to seamlessly weave into the park experience while providing a place to honor and tell the unique story of Miami Beach’s Veterans.
This new green space will become a central public space for Miami Beach and will be the centerpiece for a world-class Convention Center. Critical Path is the General Contractor for this $9.5M project.