Student art promotes Miami Lakes parks

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, May 19, 2022

Students from Miami Lakes schools created artwork that appears on banners hung around and in two of the town’s largest parks.

The banners are the from the Town of Miami Lakes Student Art Contest and are hanging near Miami Lakes Optimist Park and Veterans Park.

The project began about two years ago and highlighted pocket libraries, public transit and the parks.

Each banner celebrates different ways to get around town: The Freebee free electric transit vehicles; scooters; bicycles; roller skates; a kayak and skateboard. A crown-wearing cow uses a wheelchair and has a butterfly escort; she reflects the town's goal to serve people with special needs. 

The town’s beginnings as a dairy farm are also referenced, as the riders on the different forms of transportation are cows who look like they are having a great time.

Which is how you’ll feel when you see the joyful art, called way finders, which direct people to the town’s two parks.

The town thanked partners including Miami-Dade Public Library System; Freebee; the Town of Miami Lakes Neighborhood Improvement Committee and South Florida Commuter Services.

The young artists whose work appears on the banners are Sebastian Perez, Lucas Collazo, Christian Perez, Dylan Robledo, Cody Collazo, Luis Flores, Tyler Robledo, Isabella Alejo, Davian Calderon, Giuliana Mauri Ladeira, Kiana Cruz and Nathalia Nunez.

Photos provided by the town.

Parkside Main St Fountain