History.

The National Football League Youth Education Town (NFL YET) at Gwen Cherry Park in Miami, Florida is a result of the NFL’s commitment to enhance the lives of at-risk youth in cities that host the Super Bowl.

Miami- Dade County became the recipient of $1,000,000 contribution from the NFL to build the YET after hosting Super Bowl XXIX. The Super bowl Host Committee and Private Corporations in our community contributed to meet the $3.6 Million dollar construction budget. On December 16th 1996, the NFL YET at Gwen Cherry Park opened to service the, academic and athletic needs of the area’s youth.

The third of its kind in the nation and the only NFL YET in Miami-Dade County, The YET is a 22,000 square foot facility housing 2 computer rooms, a large meeting room, Library, Game Room, Gymnasium, Multi-purpose room, several offices and storage rooms.

2 lighted football fields, a lighted baseball field, softball field, 2 lighted outdoor basketball courts, 1 lighted 400 meter track, pool medium recreation building and ample parking sits on 38.5 acres Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation land known as Gwen Cherry Park.

Named after the first African-American elected to the Florida Legislature, the late Mrs. Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry, the park has been serving the Liberty City community for decades.