A groundbreaking ceremony was held this week at Allison Park, soon to become the City’s first ADA accessible beach and outdoor recreation and playground facility. The work is expected to take six months and will include an ADA accessible playground, fixed seating and fitness equipment. New shade trees and sod will be added along with an artificial wood crossing over the dunes. The redesigned park will also include automatic restroom doors and a modification to the beach shower to accommodate ADA accessibility.
The project was championed by Sabrina Cohen and the Sabrina Cohen Foundation. Cohen, a native of Miami Beach, sustained a serious spinal cord injury in a car accident in 1992 when she was 14. She started her foundation in 2006 focusing on funding research and then later expanded it to include adaptive fitness and recreational quality of life initiatives for people living with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.
Construction work hours are 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
Allison Park is located at 6500 Collins Avenue.
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