The Top 12 Best Parks in Miami

The Top 12 Best Parks in Miami

Aug 19, 2020 August 19, 2020

If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, get a little exercise, and catch some quality time with your favorite companions, there are plenty of beautiful green outdoor spaces in Miami for you to take advantage of. With an assortment of over 148 parks in the city of Miami, and many more Miami Dade County Parks, all featuring different characteristics and amenities, Miami provides plenty of options for your recreation to enjoy the great outdoors. Here’s a list of our top 12 favorite Miami parks that’ll help you answer that weekend question of “Where are some good parks near me?”:

1. Margaret Pace Park, Edgewater

498 NE 20 St, Miami 33132

Margaret Pace Park - Photo courtesy of Ryan Healy

Margaret Pace Park - Photo courtesy of Ryan Healy


Set in Miami’s Arts & Entertainment District and extending into
Edgewater, Margaret Pace Park provides 8 acres of natural beauty overlooking the waters of Biscayne Bay. The park features tennis and basketball courts, volleyball courts, outdoor fitness equipment, walking trails, a children’s playground, and areas for barbecues and picnics. Unlike most parks that close at sunset, you can enjoy an evening picnic, doggie playdate or tennis match at Margaret Pace Park, which is open until 10 pm. 

2. Maurice A. Ferré Park, Downtown Miami

1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Plaza of the Spanish Navy/Plaza de la Marina Española monument, erected by Mayor Xavier Suarez and the Consulate General of Spain

Plaza of the Spanish Navy/Plaza de la Marina Española monument, erected by Mayor Xavier Suarez and the Consulate General of Spain. Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com


Formerly known as Bicentennial Park and later renamed Museum Park, the park now known as
Maurice A. Ferré Park is a jewel of the Magic City with 30 acres of urban, waterfront parkspace set along the bay in the Downtown Miami area. The park sits just north of the American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace, and at the foot of the Perez Art Museum Miami and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, providing pedestrian access to the museums and spectacular views of Biscayne Bay. 

There are waterfront walking and bike paths marked by an eclectic collection of outdoor sculptures, a children’s playground, and one of the city’s breeziest locations in which to spend a hot summer day.


3. Bayfront Park,
Downtown Miami 

301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami

Bayfront Park - Downtown, Miami

Photo courtesy of Miami Music Week


One of Miami’s most frequented outdoor spaces is
Bayfront Park, located in the heart of Downtown Miami and spanning 32 acres on the shores of Biscayne Bay, adjacent to the ever-popular Bayside shopping and entertainment complex. The park features a shady tree canopy with diverse plant and wildlife species, as well as open spaces, walking paths and bike trails, a sandy beach area, a fountain, a tropical rock garden, and even a waterfall. 

It’s perfect to walk the dogs or take the kids for a stroll. There’s a children’s playground, outdoor sculptures, and two stages for performances that host a wide variety of events, including Miami’s famed Ultra Music Week and Art Basel Art Week art fairs, as well as more low-key options, like weekly outdoor yoga classes, fun runs, marathons, and corporate fitness functions.

4. Jose Marti Park, West Brickell/Little Havana

362 SW 4th St, Miami

Jose Marti Park, West Brickell/Little Havana

Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com


A beloved neighborhood resource close to Brickell and Little Havana,
Jose Marti Park is a true community park with tons of programs. In addition to a huge aquatic complex, the park serves the local community with after school programs, winter and summer camps, as well as other youth programs. Little known to many who live in Brickell, the park also has baseball diamonds, basketball courts, outdoor gym equipment, a children’s playground, open sports area, and an indoor community center with a computer lab and services for youth and seniors. 

Located on the edge of the Miami River, the park also has a public pool and waterfront picnic area, where you can enjoy the outdoors until 10 pm.


5. Alice Wainwright Park,
Brickell

2651 Brickell Ave, Miami

Alice Wainwright Park, Brickell

Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com


Alice Wainwright Park is a Natural Forest Community and part of the Brickell Hammock, one of South Florida’s largest and most diverse Rockland hammocks. Hardwood hammocks are unique to South Florida and exist only along the coastlines. These exotic tropical habitats are home to a variety of tree and shrub species that also attract a rich variety of lizards, birds, and insects. 

So, if you haven’t explored Alice Wainwright Park yet, it’s amazing to know that it’s tucked away in the busy Brickell neighborhood and overlooks Biscayne Bay. If the urban greenspace retreat is not enough, this park also features basketball courts, picnic tables, a children’s playground, and outdoor fitness equipment.


6. Crandon Park,
Key Biscayne

6747 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne

Crandon Park, Key Biscayne

Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com


Located across the Rickenbacker Causeway in
Key Biscayne, Crandon Park is a Miami treasure spanning 808 waterfront acres, featuring sandy beach access, walking and biking trails, and an exuberant display of native flora and fauna. Long known for being part of the site of one tennis’ major tournaments held at the Crandon Park Tennis Center, there are top-notch tennis courts (think Roger Federer trains here), concessions, and an amusement center for young and old. 

Crandon Park is also a top site in the country for kiteboarding, and you find out more here. For those who love a little adventure mixed with some exotic history, don’t miss the ruins of the former Miami Metro Zoo, which was abandoned in 1980 but is still inhabited by roaming peacocks, a swan lake, alligators, an array of diverse bird species, and hundreds of green iguanas. 


7. David T. Kennedy Park,
Coconut Grove

2400 S Bayshore Dr, Coconut Grove

David T. Kennedy Park, Coconut Grove

Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com


Another great waterfront green space, and perhaps the most popular getaway in
Coconut Grove, is David T. Kennedy Park. This neighborhood favorite features bike and walking paths, an off-leash dog park for both small and big pooches, beach volleyball, outdoor fitness equipment, picnic tables, a children’s playground, and plenty of wide-open space in which to set your spirit free. It also offers ample parking and check out the food and drink trucks in the parking lots. 


8. The Barnacle Historic State Park,
Coconut Grove

3485 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove

The Barnacle Historic State Park, Coconut Grove

Photo courtesy of Florida State Parks 


Enjoy a bit of history with your outdoor excursion at this intimate 5-acre park located on the shores of Biscayne Bay in South Coconut Grove. The
Barnacle Historic State Park surrounds Miami-Dade County’s oldest house that is still in its original location. Built in 1891, the Barnacle House and Boathouse offer a glimpse of pioneer life in Coconut Grove during a bygone era, while the surrounding grounds provide waterfront access, a picnic area, and a diverse display of local plants and wildlife.


9. South Pointe Park,
South Beach

1 Washington Ave., South Beach

South Pointe Park, South Beach

Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com


At the southern tip of South Beach, in the coveted South of Fifth neighborhood, is the bayfront and beachfront
South Pointe Park and South Pointe Pier. Offering panoramic views of South Beach's shoreline, Fisher Island, and Downtown Miami, it's an incredible spot to watch the sunset. 

With winding walkways set overlooking the beach, a family-friendly playground with interactive water features, a cafe and ice cream shop, and an off-leash dog park area, South Pointe Park is one of Miami’s best places to relax. Encompassing about three blocks of beach, Third Street beach is a favorite spot for surfers as well as full moon yoga events. There’s also yoga on the grass in the park. If you’re hungry, Smith & Wollensky steakhouse has an outdoor bar and dining right along the promenade, while a dozen of Miami’s best restaurants are steps away. 


10. Flamingo Park,
South Beach

11 Street & Jefferson Avenue, South Beach

Flamingo Park, South Beach

Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com


Long known as the heart of South Beach,
Flamingo Park dates back to glamour days of the 1950s. With more than 36 acres of recreational space, the Park unifies the community of South Beach by offering something for everyone. Runners will enjoy the renovated track that surrounds the football field, tennis players will love the 17 lighted tennis courts as part of the renewed Tennis Complex. 

But that’s not all -- Flamingo Park also features an aquatic center with an Olympic size lap pool, a kids pool and water playground, as well as a nearby playground. The park is also dog-friendly, and you’ll often find a happy group of four-legged friends playing. For the soccer fanatics, there are soccer fields, as well as a baseball stadium, basketball courts, which can be reserved in advance, and handball and racquetball courts. 


11. Greynolds Park,
North Miami Beach

17530 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach

Greynolds Park, North Miami Beach

Photo courtesy of MiamiAndBeaches.com


Located in
North Miami Beach along the Oleta River, Greynolds Park spans a wild 249 acres that include a Tequesta settlement and a Seminole outpost where you can explore the history of South Florida and its Native American communities, as well as an oolitic lime quarry. Greynolds Park is a favorite for getting into the water and exploring the mangroves.

Experience South Florida’s watery nature by renting a kayak, paddleboat, or canoe and venturing out into the river, or take a long hike or bike ride along the miles of trails leading through tropical hardwood hammock and estuarine mangrove forests. A tree canopy features a variety of tree species and a chance to view Florida’s diverse flora and fauna. There are also campgrounds and cabins for rent, picnic areas, and a golf course.  The park also hosts the annual Love In Music Festival, as well as a monthly Bluegrass Festival for your enjoyment.


12. Morningside Park, MIMO District

750 NE 55th Terrace, Miami

Morningside Park, MIMO District

Photo courtesy of Pietro


Located just a few blocks from the
Miami Design District and Buena Vista, Morningside Park is a little-known neighborhood park overlooking Biscayne Bay and set in the elite residential enclave known as Morningside. The park provides an opportunity to get away from it all with plenty of open space, walking paths, a pool, tennis courts, and a boat ramp, as well as kayak and paddleboard rentals. This park offers a happy, mellow atmosphere, and often hosts weekend farmer’s markets, as well as plenty of visiting shorebirds.



So grab your walking shoes and sunscreen, and head out to the great outdoors. Miami’s lush green getaways are sure to provide tranquil respite for your spirit, and healthy exercise for your body. Have a favorite Miami park you love to go to? Let us know! 

Contact CondoBlackBook Team
(305) 697-7667
contact@condoblackbook.com
Request Info
By sending you agree to CondoBlackBook's Terms of Use

Your Miami Condo Awaits

Recent Posts

October 2020: ‘Scare Up’ Some Fall Fun with These Miami Events
Lifestyle October 2020: ‘Scare Up’ Some Fall Fun with These Miami Events
It’s that time of year again, when orange skies fill the air and pumpkin spice lattes fill your coffee mug. Fall in Miami is truly beautiful - the weather is cooler, the sunsets are stunning and the pace of our lives starts to wind down a bit. October in Miami is great time to experience the outdoors and get in some nature walks to recharge the senses without breaking much of a sweat - not to mention have some fun! So, for things to do in Miami this month, we’ve got a mixed goodie bag of online and on-ground events to help you have some Halloween fun. (We highly recommend double checking the availability of the on-ground events before heading out.) There’s also a virtual run, online jazz series, boat show, and carnival to keep you in the highest of fall spirits. Look below for the complete list of virtual and on-ground events to spice up your October in the Magic City: Halloween Specials Drive-Through Pumpkin Patch: October 3-31 Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo Center, University...
Our Top 10 Sailing & Boating Clubs - From Coconut Grove to Miami Beach
Lifestyle Our Top 10 Sailing & Boating Clubs - From Coconut Grove to Miami Beach
Nothing embodies the Miami lifestyle better than a day of sailing on the beautiful blue waters of Biscayne Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, or the Intracoastal Waterway. Boating is a way of life in South Florida. For those who want to board a boat and join the fun, here is a list of our 10 favorite sailing and boating clubs in Miami.  1) Biscayne Bay Yacht Club 2540 S Bayshore Dr, Coconut Grove  The Biscayne Bay Yacht Club (BBYC) is Miami’s oldest boat club, dating back to 1887, when it leased the Florida Cape Lighthouse as its headquarters.  The club purchased its current clubhouse in 1932 and has been involved in practically every important sailing race in South Florida to date.  Today, the club continues to be among the most popular sailing clubs in Miami, with regattas throughout the year, sailing lessons, and all kinds of sailing events. The BBYC has also become popular among windsurfers and is now known as the international hub for this popular sport, turning out Olympic-caliber...
These Two New Miami Towers Could Become Edgewater’s Latest Developments
Real Estate News These Two New Miami Towers Could Become Edgewater’s Latest Developments
Edgewater is expanding. Again! With two new residential towers planned - one condo and one multifamily - the Miami waterfront neighborhood is once again proving it’s continuing to be Miami’s most desirable neighborhood. Both projects are currently awaiting a vote from the City of Miami’s Urban Development Review Board. Developers have been attracted to Edgewater for residential projects, given its family-friendly vibe. The Bayfront neighborhood further benefits from close proximity to the shops and restaurants of Midtown, high-end shopping at the Design District, the eclectic art scene of Wynwood, and general vivacity of Downtown. It is also minutes from a Metromover station that takes people through to Downtown and Brickell. New Edgewater Condo Grupo T&C: 36-story, LEED-certified Condo Tower designed by Kobi Karp Sitting just behind Quantum on the Bay and 1800 Club, Lima-based developer Grupo T&C is proposing a 322-unit, 36-story tower at 1825 and 1837 NE Fourth Avenue. The...
Must-Have Tech to Make Your Condo a Smart Home
Opinions and Advice Must-Have Tech to Make Your Condo a Smart Home
Smart Home technology has been improving year after year and has probably been making your life easier without you even knowing. In the last few years, the home-tech market has exploded leading to a new generation of smart home devices that let you automate your condo.  Whether it’s an energy-saving, AI-powered thermostat keeping your condo at the right temperature, or maybe a smart security system that keeps burglars at bay. There is no question the smart home market is growing and here to stay. What: Philips Hue - The Smart Light Bulb Why: The Philips Hue Smart Bulbs give you access to the color and tone of the lights in your condo all from an app on your phone. These smart light bulbs communicate through Bluetooth and wifi, letting you control the lighting around your condo with just a smartphone! Depending on which model you buy, you’ll be able to not only change the strength and hue of the light but even the color. Dim purple lighting in your living room? Easy. All without...
Need to Get Away from It All? Escape to a Miami Sandbar
Lifestyle Need to Get Away from It All? Escape to a Miami Sandbar
Destination: Sandbar Miami Miami’s coastline provides plenty of adventure, fun and stress relief, the perfect life hack for destressing! Whether you’re into boating, kayaking, swimming, or scuba diving, our coast provides plentiful areas where natural beauty and cooling relief from the hot sunny weather await you. Among the many delights that the Miami coastline has to offer are the sandbars that emerge along the beach at low tide. While most sandbars come and go with the tides and shifting sands, there are several that are established as permanent, and three in particular within Miami. These sandbars are sunny oases in the middle of the sea, accessible only by boat or kayak, and have become popular fun zones where families and singles can swim, relax, and party.  If you are looking to enjoy a special adventure in the water, set out on the waters and check out these gorgeous Miami Sandbars the next time you go out boating or kayaking. Haulover Sandbar 10800 Collins Ave, Sunny...
Buying a Miami Condo for Daily Rental or Short-Term Vacation Rental? Read This!
Opinions and Advice Buying a Miami Condo for Daily Rental or Short-Term Vacation Rental? Read This!
With more and more travelers choosing to book with daily vacation rental websites such as Airbnb or VRBO over traditional hotels, the short-term vacation rental business is on the rise globally. Its local reach, luxury amenities and home-away-from-home comfort is what makes this vacation rental model a huge success. Additionally, when you couple the breeziness of an Airbnb-style vacation rental with a year-round city like Miami, travelers get a phenomenal vacation. After all, it's no secret that Miami has one of the best beach, nightlife, food, culture and shopping scenes in the world, and that's not going to change. This, quite obviously, makes buying a condo for daily renting in the city or Miami Beach a lucrative and smart investment opportunity. However, before you go property-hunting for your full-time or part-time Airbnb investment, here's what you should know about daily rental condos in Miami: Quick Links   Why Invest in a Daily Rental Condo in Miami? What's the Difference...