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Chapman Field Park

Chapman Field Park
Type Municipal
Location 13601 Old Cutler Road
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Coordinates
Area 483 acres (1.95 km2)
51 acres (0.21 km2), land
Created 1949
Operated by Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department
Website Chapman Field Park

Chapman Field Park is a 483-acre (1.95 km2) suburban park in Miami-Dade County, Florida, in the southern part of Coral Gables, Florida on historic Old Cutler Road. Of its 493 acres (2.00 km2), 432 acres (1.75 km2) remain as mangrove forests and saltwater estuaries; 51 acres (21 ha) is developed as a park.

History

The property was first used as an army airfield in World War I. It was later declared surplus and in 1923 the United States Department of Agriculture began using 160 acres (0.65 km2) as a plant introduction garden. As early as 1940 the county expressed an interest in acquiring the remaining property. In 1947 an additional 37 acres (150,000 m2) was added to the garden leaving 633 acres (2.56 km2) and the property was declared surplus by the War Department. In 1949, the University of Miami (UM) bought 150 acres (0.61 km2) for the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the county the remaining 483 acres (1.95 km2). UM did not utilize their portion and in 1956 a local developer took their portion under a long term lease to build a golf course. This portion has gone through several owners. In 1990 it was then called Deering Bay and owned by Armando Codina and others and the lease was extended through 2030. Little has been done to develop the park since the county acquired it in 1949. Money from the Decade of Progress bonds in 1972 led to the construction of three lighted baseball fields.[1][2] The county does have plans to improve the park sometime in the future.[3]

Facilities

The park features three baseball fields. Both the Howard Palmetto Khoury League [4] and the Howard Palmetto Baseball/Softball Association play at the park.[5] There is a canoe and kayak ramp as well.

References

Notes
  1. ^ McGuire 2008
  2. ^ Shapiro
  3. ^ Chapman Field Park General Plan
  4. ^ Youth Sports Leagues
  5. ^ Baseball & Softball
Bibliography
  • McGuire, Raymond G. (30 May 2008). "Chapman Field - The Evolution of a South Dade Army Airdrome". US Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Research Service. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  • Shapiro, Ethan. "History of Deering Bay". Deering Bay Yacht and Country Club. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
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