We opened Dan Paul Park – links to all the coverage are here

On Saturday, June 13th, 300 Miamians gathered to dedicate Parcel B – the plot of public waterfront land behind AmericanAirlines Arena that was promised as a park as part of the stadium approval deal in 1996 – as Dan Paul Park, in honor of the Miami-based lawyer and activist who worked to protect waterfront parks.  The event was organized by the UEL, Emerge Miami, and The New Tropic.  For the last 19 years, the county and the Heat have not kept their promises to open the park, so we – the community – have done it ourselves, gathering with picnics, games, and friends to enjoy the sunshine and the breeze.  The next stage is for the county and the Heat to take down the fence, remove the asphalt, and put in landscaping on our public land so we can all enjoy a beautiful waterfront park.

UEL: Parcel B presented as Dan Paul Park on Saturday

Miami Sun Times 6/8/15

Locals fight for waterfront park near AmericanAirlines Arena

Local 10 6/9/15
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Turning a parking lot into a public treasure

The New Tropic 6/9/15

Activists Dedicate Land to Late Miami Attorney Dan Paul

Daily Business Review 6/11/15

Fed Up That Parcel B Still Isn’t a Park, Activists Will Dedicate it Anyway, Tomorrow

Curbed Miami 6/12/15

Mystery fence closes off promised public park

Local 10 6/12/15

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After Miami Heat ignore promise to create park, activists are dedicating it anyway

Miami New Times 6/12/15

Dan Paul Park Ride

Emerge Miami 6/13/15

Armed with picnic supplies, activists dedicate Miami’s Parcel B as ‘Dan Paul Park’

Miami Herald 6/13/15

Photo gallery: Activists gather to dedicate Parcel B in downtown Miami ‘Dan Paul Park’

Miami Herald 6/13/15

Eye on Miami 6/14/15

This Week in South Florida

Local 10 6/14/15

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Dan Paul Park Now Open For Recreation (formerly Parcel B)

Miami Parks Foundation 6/14/15

Picnic in Parcel B ‘park’ defies county stance, Heat padlock

Political Cortadito 6/14/15

We created a new park yesterday

The Grove Guy 6/14/15

Heat May Have Illegally Placed Fence And Padlock On Parcel B To Keep Visitors Out

The Next Miami 6/15/15

Only In Miami Show 6/18/15


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  1. Steve Hagen

    Great collection of PR for Dan Paul Park!!!

    Now these 300 park advocates plus 300 more need to stage a sit in at County Hall and or at a HEAT game until the park is greened and protected forever as a park…..No more museums or valet parking lots on our waterfront!!!!

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