The Ten Best Parks in Miami

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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.

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Travis Cohen
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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Location Info

Venue

Map

Legion Park

6630 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General

Bayfront Park

301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL

Category: General

Pine Tree Park

44th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Greynolds Park

17530 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

South Point Park

1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

North Shore Open Space Park

7929 Atlantic Way, Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Crandon Park

6747 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, FL

Category: General

Biscayne National Park

9700 Southwest 328th St., Homestead, FL

Category: General

Matheson Hammock Park

9610 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL

Category: General

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13 comments
jgcamp99
jgcamp99

Too many parks to single out 10 and rank them. It all depends upon what you seek from the park, Oleta has trail riding for mountain bikes, they even have cabins if you want to stay in the park for a weekend or whatever.

GODisGREAT
GODisGREAT

make the distinction between national parks and smaller places of recreation. of course biscayne bay destroys say...... dante fascell, but what is the definition of park really?

Shaun Gavidia
Shaun Gavidia

I was surprised that Alice Wainright park wasn't on the list. That's always been my favorite park

Gambao De Encotina
Gambao De Encotina

this is so lame....how can a city like Miami boast such "great" parks. You can't even bring your dog to most of them. Indian Hammocks park should be on this list, what about Tropical Park (although it's a total shit show)...at least those parks you can feel somewhat lost as you can't see the other side of the park at any given moment.

Corey Davis
Corey Davis

When compared to other American cities this is a pretty sad list. Most residents would be hard-pressed to name ten parks in this city. A lot of great things about this city thoughtful and innovative use of public green space is not one of them. Martell? Really. Stretch. Just have 9 on the list.

Carlos
Carlos

@Corey Davis 

Unfortunately, I have to agree with you. Love so many things about Miami but our parks (for the most part) are woeful compared to many American cities.

Fairmount Park in Philadelphia alone dwarves any of these in size and scope. Hell, you can go white water rafting inside the city limits there.

But I do have a soft spot for Haulover.

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