Why Live in Miami The ParksJuly 7, 2017
The parks in Miami will give you plenty of reasons to get outside and enjoy the variety of green areas, plants, flowers, and wildlife. There are walking trails and all types of water activities as well. If you are looking for a great and inexpensive way to spend a day in Miami whether it is with the whole family or a date a day in the park is the best choice. Here are some of the best parks in Miami to go to for the day.
David T. Kennedy Park
This little green area is commonly used for exercise, sports, and all kinds of outdoor activities. There is a dog park with adequate seating for owners and pet lovers, a bike trail, an exercise course that has calisthenic equipment, and there is free yoga offered on the weekends. You can grab a fun treat for the family from A.C.’s Icee truck that has had a standing place in the parking lot for over thirty years.
Matheson Hammock Park
The marina and boat ramp at Matheson Hammock Park is the most popular in the Miami area; chances are if you own a boat and live in Miami you have probably been turned away before. On the weekends the marina is always full to capacity, so you will want to get there early. If you are driving or riding in to enjoy the artificial island pool your trip should be much less stressful. This is a fantastic way to subject young children to the beach along with acres of green area, and there is even a seafood restaurant on-site, the Red Fish Grill.
Crandon Park has two miles of white sandy beaches that are free for you and your family to enjoy. There are many cabanas with barbecue tools that are available for rent. When you visit Crandon Park it will be more than just another day at the beach you will have the chance to go on an eco-adventure tour, play volleyball, go for a nature walk, and even ride a family-size bike that is built for four.
Bill Sadowski Park
Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center spans 30 acres of tropical hardwood, pine land, and hammock habitats that have all kinds of flora and fauna. There are regular birdwatching tours and nature walks organized by the park, and there are stargazing session held on the weekend evenings at the on site observatory, the Southern Cross Astronomical Society.
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Oleta River State Recreation Area
Oleta River has a lot more to do than most of the other parks in Miami as it is Florida’s biggest urban park. There are off-road biking trails and opportunities to kayak through mangroves during the day and the bay in the evenings. For the true outdoorsmen there are cabins and camp spaces available to stay overnight on the grounds, there are also plenty of areas that offer quiet tranquility and covered areas for when you want to catch a little bit of downtime.