roscoe-warren_web.jpgHomestead — Residents recently celebrated the grand opening of Mayor Roscoe Warren Park, named after former Mayor Roscoe Warren. Located at 1400 E. Palm Dr., the park offers a variety of fields for sports, pavilions, a playground, and will soon hold two dog parks. The park is a milestone in Homestead’s Park Master Plan.

“I am so thrilled to see the Homestead Parks Master Plan become a reality. The creation and completion of a Parks Master Plan, which had never been done in our city,” said Vice-Mayor Judy Waldman, who chairs the Parks and Recreations Committee. “I am so honored and proud that my proposal to name this park after my mentor, friend and Homestead leader Mayor Roscoe Warren was supported by the council.”

Warren, a 31-year Florida Memorial University employee, is the university’s enrollment management director. FMU President Dr. Henry Lewis III congratulated Mayor Warren on the honor.

“Mayor Warren is a highly regarded employee, colleague and community servant,” Lewis said. “He represents the virtues of leadership, character, and service that FMU was founded on.”

Warren celebrated with residents and reveled in the festivities.

“I am extremely honored to have this special dedication bestowed upon me by the people of Homestead,” Warren said. “It reminds me of the poem that states, ‘Give me my flowers now so I may smell them all along, for I would rather have a rose bud from a true friend, then a carload when I’m gone.’ I am so blessed that I am able to smell my roses now from so many friends. May God continue to bless the people of Homestead.”

Photo: Roscoe Warren