Media Contact: Cyncia Raymond, PIO
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12244


North Miami, FL – 6/5/2014

The city of North Miami will host a groundbreaking ceremony to kick-off the North Bayshore William Lehman Park Improvement Projects on Saturday, June 7th, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the park, located at 12220 North Bayshore Drive. The projects include the refurbishment of the fishing and viewing pier refurbishment and the instillation of outdoor fitness equipment.

During Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the previous pier was damaged; therefore the decision was made to reconstruct the pier through the Progress 2013 initiatives voted on by the North Miami City Council in 2012. The scope of the project was to reconstruct the estimated 450’ pier to allow public access to Biscayne Bay. The total cost of the project is $596,500, of which the City has a matching grant for $300,000 from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND); therefore, the total cost to the City is $298,250. The completion of the project is estimated for late November 2014.

In addition to the pier work, four pieces of “Xccent Fitness Equipment” created for outdoor use has been installed. Below are the types of each piece of equipment installed:

  • Core Trainer – strengthens and tones core, torso, trunk, back, abs and glutes

  • Pull-Up Station – strengthens and tones arms, chest, shoulders, back and forearms

  • Tru Elliptical – creates a optimum low-impact cardio workout, while toning arms, obliques, waist, hips, glutes, quads, and calves

  • Leg Press – improves hips and lower-body flexibility while toning legs, calves, quads and glutes

Installation of this equipment was formulated to create an environment of healthy living, by promoting, encouraging and increasing physical activity for those that live near and visit the park.

The groundbreaking ceremony is open to the public. For more details on the North Miami Parks and Recreation Department, visit

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