Doral Central Park
The City of Doral is a rapidly growing, diverse community with an average age of thirty-four. The City’s origins trace back to Doris and Alfred Kaskel who purchased 2,400 acres of swampland in the late fifties to build a hotel and golf course.
Not surprisingly, as the Doral community has grown far beyond its founders’ vision, so has the demand for outdoor activity space and recreational amenities.
The new Doral Central Park development is an exciting project in both its breadth and scope. Sited on 82 acres with scenic lake views, the park is destined to become a regional hub for recreation and special events.
The Park distributes activity zones across the site. A large entry drive on axis with the lake leads to a roundabout and plaza with fountain. The circular drive surrounding the plaza accommodates accessible drop-off at the Recreation Center to the east and the Aquatics Center to the west. The Aquatic Center is planned for simultaneous competition and recreational use; the amenities are: Control Desk, Administrative Offices, Family Change Rooms, Public Restrooms, Competitor Locker Rooms, Training Room, Guard’s Room, 50 M Competition Pool, Spectator Grandstands, 8-L x 25-Y Instructional Pool, and Leisure Pool (Lazy River, Spray Ground, Water Slide).
Recreation Center amenities include Controlled Check-in, Administrative Offices, Family Change Rooms, Locker Rooms, Two-Court Gymnasium, Café with Outdoor Seating, Meeting Rooms, Fitness Center, Three Multipurpose Rooms, Multi-generational Spaces; Silver Center; Child Care; Teen Room; and Arts & Activity Room.
Hastings+Chivetta is performing the role of Recreation Specialist and Project Designer; we are teamed with the Miami-based firm of Bermello, Ajamil & Partners.