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Sherbondy Village opens in Opa-locka

caines | 11/29/2012, 5 a.m.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Opa-locka residents, elected officials, community leaders and high school rivals cheered as four local high school bands battle at the dedication ceremony for Opa-lockas new Sherbondy Village on November 15th. High school bands were featured including: Miami Norland, Hialeah-Miami Lakes, Miami Northwestern and Miami Carol City. Nathan B. Young Elementary students performed an anti-bully skit and a student from Dr. Robert B. Ingram recited a poem. The community event kicked-off the opening of Opa-lockas first multi-use recreation center. Sherbondy Village is a two-story, 28,000 sq. ft. facility that houses a gymnasium, a 250-seat theatre, pool and park. The $4.3 million facility was funded through the Countys Safe Neighborhood Park Bond Program and city funding.Home to the Citys Parks and Recreation Department, the facility offers after school programs for residents and non-residents. An aquatic program will open in May 2013. Sherbondy Village is a premier community facility, said Mayor Myra Taylor. Our Opa-locka community can easily access afterschool, sports and leisure activities year-round. For more information on programs offered at Sherbondy Village call Opa-lockas Parks and Recreation Department at 305-953-3042.