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Miami-Dade Equestrian Center to be Expanded for 2013 World Cup Event

January 25, 2013

Confepaso Mundial 2013The Miami-Dade County Equestrian Center  at Tropical Park is host to over 36 shows a year, and is the premier place to witness the world’s most majestic equestrian breeds.

Activity at the center is about to triple thanks to an aggressive expansion effort currently underway and lead by local award winning design-build firm Lemartec Engineering and Construction Corporation, a firm that specializes in metal buildings for the equestrian world [among other industries].

The project is slated to be completed by the summer of 2013, and will serve as the location for the Mundial Caballos de Paso Confepaso 2013, the “World Cup” of Paso Fino events currently in its 11th year.

Adjacent to the existing facility provided by Lemartec in 2002, an image of which can be seen above, the final complex adds over 110,000SF of covered equestrian arena space and will employ over 50 local construction professionals during construction.

 

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department:

Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.

For information about Miami-Dade County Parks please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/