The City leaders of Sunny Isles Beach have always believed that community parks are the foundation for a socially healthy city and are the basis to building a world class city. With that in mind, the City approved a plan to replace the soccer field at Senator Gwen Margolis Park with artificial turf. The benefits of artificial turf include lower maintenance costs, increased playability and fewer injuries (due to the field’s even playing surface and durability), and environmental benefits (i.e. they are pesticide-free and save on water).
The project is finally complete and the field has reopened for use by the general public. Hours of operation are 9:30am – 8:00pm daily. The new field has four soccer fields marked (where three can be used simultaneously), to provide for maximum usability with city programs. The City runs various programs at this park, including Soccer Camps during the summer, Recreational and Competitive Soccer during the school year, and Adult Soccer Tournaments seasonally. Residents are welcome to utilize the field for games and practice, as well, through the City Sports Field Permit Request. The request form is available at Pelican Community Park (18115 North Bay Road), or you can call 305.792.1706 for general information.
Please join us on Saturday, July 20th, from 9am – 11am, as we officially reopen the field with a Soccer Clinic for all ages. There will be raffles, prizes and free giveaways for the first 200 in attendance (Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID required).
For more information about the event, or the Sports Field Permit Request, contact the Cultural & Community Services Department at 305.792.1706.’