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Carlos J. Arboleya Camping and Picnic Grounds
7025 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida

The City of Miami Commission, at their January 25th, 1978 meeting passed a resolution naming the Camping and Picnic Grounds located at Flagler Street and NW 70th Avenue in Miami the "Carlos J. Arboleya Camping and Picnic Grounds", in recognition for his dedication and efforts in the presentation of the park for the use of the community's youth.
Carlos led a one-man campaign against a group that wanted the camping grounds converted into a velodrome. The City of Miami does not have many camping facilities within the city, he quickly recruited support of the many civic organizations which use the park,among which of course were the Boy and Girl Scouts. He wrote hundreds of letters, compiled statistics, appeared many times before commission meetings on this

matter, and finally won his fight, not only in preserving the grounds, but in providing and having the City of Miami Commission agree to build the velodrome in an unusual area of the city which now has little use, everyone gaining from his efforts and leadership; as a result, the park now bears his name, and on March 4th, 1978, the City of Miami held the official inagural celebration of these camping facilities named after him.