Salvadore Park and Tennis Center in Coral Gables

Greetings Readers,

I was at an inspection today at a fantastic old spanish home in Coral Gables and the route I took when leaving brought me to the Salvadore Park and Tennis Center.  I am an old tennis player myself although I have never played on these courts before.  I discovered that the park also has a fantastic playground for kids as well as some nice open spaces.  I decided not to go in and take pictures of the courts as there were several matches going on at the time and I do remember my tennis etiquette that my grandpa taught me…oh wait on second thought he would just laugh when he, a senior citizen, would hit wicked back spin shots that I couldn’t get to.  Miss ya Charlie!

So I took a few basic shots so you can get a good idea of what the park looks like.  I did not get too close to the playground either because there were many children playing and if I was a parent and saw some guy (even a sharp dressed guy) taking pictures of kids at a playground I would probably beat the crap out of him…err, I mean call the police.   I hope you enjoy, there are also some awesome (literally I was in awe) giant Ficus trees that I will feature in a future post…and in the future I will feature further features from the future….sorry about that…enjoy!

Well come on in…

Tennis anyone?

They also have practice courts

Very nice wide open spaces in this park and many places to sit and relax

And here is the playground which is quite large and varied

Thanks for reading and by the way THAT WAS ON THE LINE REF WHAT ARE YOU BLIND???

Best regards,

Joshua

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Published in: on January 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Secrets of the Granada Sisterhood

This past week I was visiting a few fantastic Coral Gables Broker’s Opens by fellow RE/MAX agents and I passed by an unassuming little park called Granada Park.   The park is much more important than one might first guess as it is a representation of the relationship between the City of Coral Gables and the City of Granada in Spain.  These two Sister Cities have a special relationship as half the things in Coral Gables are named after Granada so every time someone drives through the Granada Entrance, the City of Coral Gables has to send  a Big Mac to the Mayor of Granada, Spain.

Ok so not really, but it’s my blog so I can say whatever I want.  In reality the relationship is very cool and has resulted in this beautiful While Marble Pomengranate, which was a gift from Jose Torres Hurtado, Mayor of Granada, Spain.  The statue was created in Spain and just to make it perfect, it is surrounded by Antique Cobblestones donated by Emma Dolores Broad and Sara Marlee Broad in May of 2008.

Here are the pictures, enjoy!  As always click for the bigger pic!

Where else besides Coral Gables?

Sisters

I want one

Just in case you thought they took your antique cobblestones…

Said cobblestones…

Through the trees

Wide view

Wider view

Widest view

 

Thanks for Reading!

Joshua T. Reich

A Visit to Phillips Park

I was showing a few homes in the area on an overcast and somewhat rainy day in Coral Gables and I happened upon Phillips Park, one  of the many little public parks scattered around the city.  It is quite a useful park with tennis courts, basketball courts a multi-purpose field that includes a backstop for baseball, softball or even kickball if you want to really get crazy!

It also has covered area for parties and a playground for kids that was marked off with yellow tape… the caution type not the crime scene type thankfully.  As I arrived there were a couple of kids playing basketball and some little girls and their moms were arriving to meet the soccer coach for practice.  It’s just another day in the park in Coral Gables, here are some pics enjoy!

Remember to click for larger views…

"I got the city to buy the Biltmore Hotel and all they gave me was this plaque"

Sheika is not happy about this sign

It seems perfectly fine I think I'll get on...

My safe zone from the rain

A field of dreams

Nice curving path

Not a day for tennis

Where LeBron met DWade

Thanks for Reading!

Joshua T. Reich, P.A.
Broker-Associate
“Knowledge, Professionalism, Diligence”
RE
/Max Advance Realty
305-283-4470
Josh@GreatCoralGablesHomes.com
www.GreatCoralGablesHomes.com
www.TheCoralGablesBlog.com

Published in: on July 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm  Leave a Comment