Gwen Cherry Park Foundation Wins Public Space Challenge

outdoor fitness zone

The Gwen Cherry Park Foundation is one of the winners of the Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge. Its winning idea is to provide shade covering for an outdoor fitness zone at Liberty City’s Gwen Cherry Park. The Miami Foundation announced the top winners at the Public Space Wrap Party on October 17, 2013.  In 2012, an Outdoor Fitness Zone was installed at Gwen Cherry

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Field Day at the NFL YET

On an August day, kids aged 5-14 who were enrolled in the summer camp at the NFL Youth Education Town (YET) Center, participated in Field Day. This summer’s event was the brainchild of Bobbie McKenney, a coach at the camp, who planned the various activities, donated food for the participants, and arranged beverage donations from parents. The outside area of the property was sectioned

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NFL YET Summer Camp 2013

NFL YET 2013 Summer Camp

Summer camp was in full swing at the NFL Youth Education Town (NFL YET) Center at Gwen Cherry Park.  Everyone enjoyed the many activities. Parents and children spoke enthusiastically about the summer camp program. Jannie Drayton, mother of six year old Ja’Niya Grimes, said, “I love it!” In previous summers, her daughter attended another program. However, at the NFL YET Center, her daughter was

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Back To School Community Festival


Commissioner Jean Monestime in partnership with Urban Strategies treated the children of the NFL YET at Gwen Cherry Park to a sun up to sun down back to school bash. The Back to School Community Festival had a little something for everyone. The event began at noon with a legal clinic, followed by a health fair, book bag give-a-way, movie, and jazz concert. The

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Commissioner Jean Monestime Receives Guardian Angel Award


  Miami- Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, recently received the Guardian Angel Award from the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation. Elaine Black, a member of Gwen Cherry Park Foundation Board of Directors presented the plaque to the commissioner during the Community Festival at Gwen Cherry Park. Also present was another board member, Erica Wright. The event was held at the NFL Youth Education

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