Join the City of Wilton Manors to Celebrate the Grand Re-opening of the New and Improved Mickel Park

Jul 15, 2015, 14:30 ET from City of Wilton Manors

WILTON MANORS, Fla., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, the City of Wilton Manors will be hosting the grand re-opening of Mickel Park on Saturday July 25, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Festivities will include a live concert, recreation demonstrations, give-a-ways of 100 free carbon monoxide detectors, vendor booths and food trucks, plus a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. Additional parking for the celebration will be available at Saint Clement Church, 2975 N. Andrews Ave., and the City will be providing a free shuttle service during the event. Both admission and parking are free.

Formerly known as Mickel Field, the park has served as a community gathering space for more than 50 years. 

"When I was a kid growing up in Wilton Manors, Mickel Field was home base for all the kids in the City, and it was on those fields that the parents formed friendships that strengthened the bonds within our community," said Wilton Manors Vice Mayor Scott Newton. "It's exciting to see the park grow and evolve with the needs of our growing City."

The renovated park, which is located on the west side of the City at 2675 NW 7th Ave., will feature a baseball/softball field, a fitness zone, a volleyball court, an entertainment pavilion with a stage and a bar, a new facility meeting room, and a quarter-mile walking trail which was funded in part by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (FDEP) Recreational Trails Program.

"I am most looking forward to the city events that we can now host at Mickel Park," said Newton. "But this re-opening also brings us one step closer to realizing the City's Parks and Recreation master plan to provide adequate parks and recreation programs to not only meet the needs of our residents, but also attract and retain business and community partners."

For more information on the event, contact the City's Parks and Recreation Department at (954) 390-2130.

Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John "Ned" Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community. It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the "Second Gayest City" in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents. To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit

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SOURCE City of Wilton Manors