The Ten Best Parks in Miami

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Travis Cohen
6. Greynolds Park
17530 W. Dixie Highway, Miami
Ahhh, old Miami, where inestimably valuable tracts of land were once owned by the fat cats of the era. A.O. Greynolds was one of those cats, and fortunately for us, he decided to donate his rock quarry and all the land that came with it, which would be developed into the 265-acre Greynolds Park. This densely wooded space has a top-rate golf course, areas for picnics and gatherings, and one of the largest concentrations of hardwood mangroves in North Miami. It also has a variety of Florida fauna, from raccoons to gold-legged spiders to big orange iguanas that scurry around your feet and into the bushes.

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Via Wikipedia
5. South Pointe Park
1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
South Beach isn't the part of town that usually comes to mind when most people think of relaxing in peace and quiet. But just south of the din of tourists, you can follow curve of Miami Beach to its disappearance in the sea at the end of the jetty in South Pointe Park. For more than three decades, South Pointe has catered to locals and tourists alike, appealing to everyone with its view of Downtown, the Port of Miami, and the beginning of the Key Island chain. You can stand along the sea wall over Government Cut and watch as a barge arrives from the Netherlands, or scream obscenities as disturbed cruise passengers pass by, waving uncomfortably. Perhaps best of all is the beach, which is a little too far south from the main drag of Ocean Drive to get quite as grossly overpopulated. For longboarders, there are few rides in Miami Beach quite as fun as the adrenaline soaked experience of carving between cars down Washington and Ocean all the way down to South Pointe for a relaxing dip in the Atlantic before making your way back.

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Location Info

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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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