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Miami's Ten Best Hidden Parks

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Photo via Ivan Peña's Flickr | MNT Flickr Pool
It's Earth Day, which at the very least means you should figure out some time to be outside and be one with nature today. Miami, of course, is the only major city sandwiched between two national parks (Everglades to the west, Biscayne to the east), but there's plenty of green space in between -- some of which might get overlooked. Here are our picks for ten of the best hidden parks in Miami-Dade.

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Pinetree Park
Pinetree Drive and West 45th Street, Miami Beach
Located amid Pinetree Drive mansions, this park gives the public a taste of that Indian Creek view. In fact, the park affords a direct view of the Fontainebleau hotel. The park features walking trails, an area for dogs, and even a place to launch a kayak.

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Photo via Wendy Cutler's Flickr | CC2.0
Fruit & Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead
Well known to some locals yet criminally secret to others, this botanical garden features 30 acres of herbs, nuts, spices, and unusual fruits. Park staff offers guided tours, and there's a gift shop up front where you can purchase products made from the park's unusual fruits.


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22 comments
AlloftheNick
AlloftheNick

How could you skip out on the park across from the Red Road canal?? The one in the Gables right by Schoolhouse Road?  It spans between Old Cutler and the Red Road Canal and is a beautiful hidden gem!  

Vanessa Ortiz
Vanessa Ortiz

are all of these free of toxic chemicals and heavy metals? >.

Vanessa Di
Vanessa Di

Begoñe Cazalis aww! Hidden jewel ;)

WhyNotNow
WhyNotNow topcommenter

Next up is smallest piece of shit parks Miami spent gobs of money on. All 10 spots will be taken over by the new brickell park at 1814 brickell. Almost $4 million and counting. All 3 blocks away from beautiful Simpson park. Thank you commissioner Sarnoff.

Leslie Hudler
Leslie Hudler

My green space is in an airtight container in my coffee table

Kelly Moreno
Kelly Moreno

Shannon Moreno we should visit these parks.

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Anthony, those are pretty popular parks. We wanted to highlight some of the ones we think are often overlooked.

TooMuchMe
TooMuchMe

YES you didn't call out my favorite hidden, and huge park in the county. It's like a private Eden because nobody knows about it

Anthony Latour
Anthony Latour

You forgot a few. Kennedy, Grenoylds, Matheson...

Begoñe Cazalis
Begoñe Cazalis

Vanessa Di And Mauro José Caraccioli where you got married is here too!

soniavdiaz
soniavdiaz

No AD Barnes? Thats a great park!

Tanya C Davis
Tanya C Davis

Angela Forbidden-Secret, have I mentioned I hope you move here? ;-)

ivxx305
ivxx305

The more important question is... Which one of these parks is not built on an adandoned toxic dump site as i would like to not have cancer at the age of 43..

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