Tree planting event celebrates park revitalization

This Saturday, October 11, Opa-locka residents and community volunteers will come together for a tree-planting day to celebrate improvements to Magnolia North Community Park. This will contribute to the continued effort to transform the town into a new cultural center for the arts.

Picnic tables, a butterfly garden, and over 120 trees and shrubs will enhance the abandoned lot. New garbage cans and bike racks designed by local youth with assistance from the University of Miami Department of Art will also be installed.

This is part of the Alliance for Community Trees and Boise Paper’s Project UP™ urban park initiative, which is aimed at turning distressed urban spaces into vibrant community parks. Miami will join Indianapolis and Baltimore in having a communal green space for local residents and families to enjoy.

The tree planting will take place at 2123 Ali Baba Avenue between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. You can find more information here.

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