The Ten Best Parks in Miami
8. Bayfront Park
301 N Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
This 32-acre park on the sun-drenched seam of Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami is one of the oldest parks in the city. The recent stomping grounds for Ultra and American Ninja Warrior was originally opened in 1925, and has seen numerous other events made history like the assassination of Chicago mayor Anton Cermak, who was shot and killed here as he was shaking hands with then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933. The park is just as stunning to behold from any of the apartments above as from within because of the striking use of curved lines and concentric circles in the landscaping and layout, from the amphitheater to the sloping paths that meander from the boulevard to the bay.
7. Pine Tree Park
45th Street & Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach
Sometimes, you just want to climb some trees. And when that happens, Pine Tree Park is a wonderful place to scramble. Little dogs amble around at the ends of their leashes, sniffing at each and every curious scent, while people race up and down Collins on the other side of Indian Creek, which cradles this park on its east side. If you make your way up the rope roots of one of Pine Tree Park's sizable Banyan trees, you'll find your inner primate is all sorts of content and you may have some trouble convincing it to let you leave.
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