Hialeah Park is an iconic casino and horse racing track which originally opened its doors in 1921, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hialeah Park has appeared in a number of major films, including Let It Ride with Richard Dreyfuss in 1989. Over the years, notable patrons have included Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Joe DiMaggio, and Presidents Truman, Kennedy, and Nixon, among many others. The casino was even used in filming for The Godfather: Part II, famously appearing as Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, arrived in Miami from New York.
After having been closed since 2001, Link Construction Group was proud to have been chosen to help restore the site, which reopened for slots, poker, and horse racing after our project’s completion in 2009. This historical renovation project involved cosmetic enhancement to the 100,000-square-foot clubhouse portion of the Hialeah Park race track. With the existing facility being closed for over 9 years, the clubhouse, grandstand area, race track, and existing administrative building had to be fully restored, and Link faithfully brought it back to its historical 1950s look.
The fast-track historic restoration project was completed on time, and the Hialeah Park facility was ready for its grand reopening and the 2009 horse race season. The team here at Link takes a lot of pride in being a key part of bringing this iconic Miami site back from nearly a decade of decline and disrepair.