Miami Springs Aquatic Center 1401 Westward Dr

Miami Springs’ plans for a proposed $5 million aquatic center have been disapproved by the county.
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While I have no hope the current Miami Springs Council will make any changes to the $1 million multi-use party room, I still have hope this council can ask Lunacon to add the 2 additional lanes to support swim meets at the Miami Springs Aquatic Center.
Miami Springs’ new $5 million aquatic center reopened on Monday after a two-month closure.
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Miami Springs’ $5 million aquatic center, which originally opened in July 2016, reopened Monday after a two-month closure for unexpected maintenance. A man swims laps at the new $5 million Miami Springs Aquatic Center.
Photo provided by Flickra man swims laps at the new $5 million Miami Springs Aquatic Center.
Photo provided by FlickrSwim Lessons @ the Miami Springs Aquatic Center
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The nightlife of downtown Miami is legendary and Miami Springs is no different. There are dozens of restaurants to try here, like Ana Capri (any Italian joint within photos of local organized crime figures on the walls has to be good), Peru Place, a Latin-flavored hole-in-the-wall loved by locals, and of course Johnny's Soda Fountain, a cute little diner complete with checkered table cloths. Miami Springs is full of historic sites that are must-see stops that provide a way of getting to know your new community. Check out the sprawling G. Carl Adams house, which is found on the national register of historic places. And don't forget to visit the Miami Springs Aquatic Center, a community pool open year-round that offers classes in yoga and meditation, birdwatching and more. (A little word of advice: Locals go to the beach, not the pool.) Suarez said most Miami Springs children have been swimming at Milander Aquatic Center at 4820 Palm Ave. in Hialeah. He feels the city has let residents down as leaders promised to keep the old pool open during new pool construction.The Miami Springs council took additional steps toward a new aquatic center at Monday night’s Special Meeting. With a $5 million budget and the design/build firm Bermello Ajami & Partners (B&A) already in place, the council made money, location and concept decisions for the project at the meeting.“The decision to move forward with a new aquatic center was a two-year process with numerous meetings that were inclusive of every age group in Miami Springs,” said Mayor Zavier Garcia, who along with council members and project officials hosted the event, which included music and catered refreshments. “The design is reflective of our citizens’ input and ideas.”If there was any doubt that Miami Springs was getting a new Aquatic Center before last Monday, it went away when the council voted 5-0 at their regular meeting to approve the design concept. The consulting firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners (B&A) was given the go-ahead with the design/bidding process, and if all goes right, groundbreaking will take place in April 2015.