the-orange-bowl_web2.jpgIVES ESTATES — The Orange Bowl Committee, Miami-Dade County District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces on April 16 broke ground for a field re-development project for Ives Estates Park, located at 20901 NE 16th Ave., Miami.

The new field will be called Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park. Renovations will include the installation of a new scoreboard and a synthetic turf field suitable for football, lacrosse, soccer and rugby.

The renovations will directly benefit children who participate in various athletic leagues, after school programs and summer camps at Ives Estates Park.

The local community will also benefit from the project, as Ives Estates Park will be able to attract a greater range of youth athletic competitions and community activities, the Orange Bowl Committee said in a statement.

This is the Orange Bowl’s park renovation in the South Florida community. In January 2011, the Orange Bowl, in conjunction with the City of Miami, cut the ribbon on Orange Bowl Field at Moore Park, a youth football stadium and facilities at Miami’s inner-city Moore Park.

It was the culmination of a legacy gift initiative the Orange Bowl spearheaded in recognition of its 75th anniversary in 2008-09. Moore Park is the site of the 1933 and 1934 Palm Festivals, the predecessor of the Orange Bowl Festival.

 In 2013, the Orange Bowl, in conjunction with the City of Fort Lauderdale cut the ribbon to unveil renovations to Joseph C. Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. Renovations at Carter Park included the installation of a new synthetic turf football field, now called Orange Bowl Field at

Carter Park, an eight lane track, enhanced spectator areas and new scoreboard.

Combined, the Orange Bowl Legacy Gift projects have provided about $10 million worth of improvements toward the beautification of the South Florida community and recreational parks.