Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins recently hosted the establishment and naming of a new park in District 8 — Joe and Colleen Griffin Park.
“The establishment of a new park and naming it in honor of Joe and Colleen Griffin is a testament to the exceptional contributions made by these individuals to the Redland community. This commemorative day provided an opportunity to celebrate their life and outstanding work, which has enriched South Dade and District 8,” Commissioner Cohen Higgins said.
Joseph Griffin, a Redland local who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, made significant contributions as a Redland farmer, regularly educating the public about the importance of green spaces and for the growth of native fruits. His legacy in the agricultural community continues to this day.
Colleen Griffin, a dedicated advocate for Florida’s tropical fruit industry, played a vital role in ensuring its viability. Her involvement in the Mango Forum, her service as president of the Redland Citizens Association, and her membership in the Tropical Fruit & Vegetable Society were a testament to her commitment and passion for the Redland Community.
The decision to name this local park “Joe and Colleen Griffin Park” was met with unanimous support from the county commission.
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