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he Race to Save Hialeah Park is On!
 
Hialeah Park, once home to racing thoroughbreds and cheering fans, is in imminent danger of disappearing due to rampant neglect and the threat of redevelopment. The historic Palm Avenue stables that once sheltered our beloved thoroughbreds have recently been demolished. Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and other elected officials have expressed interest in preserving this important relic, but face a though battle and therefore need strong community support.

The South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Hialeah Planning & Zoning Board both turned down a proposed plan that called for the destruction of most all of the park and race track, and included building a private residential community and public school in its place. Our race to Save Hialeah Park is a serious and wide spread community and national effort of which you can be a part.

It is imperative that the concerned citizens of South Florida and other parts of the nation contact our city and state leaders to express their heartfelt desire for the careful renovation and preservation of this priceless historic park and our city's glorious past. We will be forwarding updated information to all members periodically.

Please tell your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about our race to save Hialeah Park and persuade them to join us in our plight to preserve this historic landmark. Feel free to contact us with information, comments, questions, suggestions, etc. More importantly, please take some time to contact the following elected leaders by calling, writing or sending them an e-mail:

Mayor Julio Robaina
City of Hialeah
501 Palm Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33010
(305) 883-5800
MayorJRobaina@hialeahfl.gov

Rudy Garcia
Florida State Senator
7475 West 4 Avenue, Suite B
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 364-3191
garcia.rudy@flsenate.gov

Marco Rubio
Florida State Representative and House Speaker
1000 SW 57 Avenue, Suite 200
Miami, FL 33144
(305) 442-6939
marco.rubio@myfloridahouse.gov

Rene Garcia
Florida State Representative
3814 West 12 Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33012
(305) 827-2767
rene.garcia@myfloridahouse.gov

For more info on the fight to save Hialeah Park, contact Milly Herrera at (305) 769-9635 or herrera101@aol.com.  Or contact Alex Fuentes at (786) 426-7897 or afbmw750@aol.com.