The NFL’s national parks and monuments are being removed to make way for the NFL and other NFL franchises to build new stadiums and facilities.
But a Florida-based landscaping company wants to stay on the National Landmarks list, because it believes it deserves protection under the Antiquities Act of 1906.
In March, the landscaping firm, DMD, filed a lawsuit against the National Park Service and the Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department claiming that the Miami gardens are an integral part of its heritage and that it should be allowed to remain in the National Register.
The lawsuit said the gardens are a vital part of the Miami area’s history and that the parks and recreation departments are attempting to remove the gardens to make room for the stadium at the Marlins Park.
“The Miami Gardens are a part of Miami history and are a significant part of how we know the city of Miami and the city that surrounds it,” DMD attorney Paul Saylor said in a statement.
“The Miami gardens provide an opportunity for visitors to experience the rich history and culture of Miami through a combination of walking, biking, horseback riding, horse-drawn carriages, and other recreational activities.”
In March 2016, the Miami City Council unanimously approved a measure that would allow the Miami Garden to remain on the national monuments list, which would allow it to remain under the protection of the Antiquity Act.
The National Park Foundation’s Director of Research and Policy, Tom Goss, called the lawsuit a win for the gardens.
“We’re really pleased to see that the National Parks and Reserves are not going to be taken down and it is going to remain here,” he said.
“They’ve been an integral piece of the city’s history for more than 200 years.”
The Miami garden, which dates back to the 1820s, is located on a 1.4-acre parcel at the intersection of North Miami Avenue and Lake Avenue in Miami Gardens.
It was created to honor the early settlers who settled the area.
Miami Gardens is located in South Florida’s Key West, a popular tourist destination and a haven for tourists.
It has a long history of showcasing its natural beauty, including the Everglades.