Miami parks offer amazing views and a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities for people of all ages. Many feature gardens, waterfront areas, picnic areas, athletic fields, dog parks, and playgrounds in ideal settings perfect for enjoying a day outside in the sun.
1.Alice Wainwright Park
The Alice Wainwright Park is a nature preserve and waterfront park encompassing twenty-eight acres in the northern Coconut Grove area of Miami. The park is named after the first woman elected to the City of Miami Commission, Alice C. Wainwright. Planted with gumbo limbo trees and palm trees, the park provides a good setting for taking in the stunning vistas of Biscayne Bay. There is also a number of acres of green, grassy space, along with recreational and athletic facilities, such as basketball courts and a playground. Alice Wainwright Park also contains a portion of the tropical hardwood Brickell Hammock.
2845 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33129, Phone: 305-416-1300
Allison Park in Miami Beach, Florida is the city’s first inclusive and adaptive playground. Along with the ADA-accessible playground, Allison Park also features a tailored dune crossing in an effort to provide access to the beach for all people. The accessible playground was designed for all children to be able to play in the park, including those with hearing and sight problems and children with various other challenges and disabilities. The park was built with a rubberized mat surface and includes thirteen different play structures within the enclosed playground area, along with nine other fitness activity stations in another area.
6500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141, Phone: 305-673-7000
3.Amelia Earhart Park
The Amelia Earhart Park is a large urban park spread across 515 acres in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. The park provides opportunities for a variety of recreational activities, such as fishing, skateboarding, and biking with approximately eight miles of bike trails. There is also eighteen-hole disc golf course, a five-acre fenced dog park, playgrounds, paved walkways, and benches. The Bill Graham Farm Village features a demonstration shed that showcases a number of farm activities for visitors, such as sheep shearing, livestock juding, cow-milking and horseshoeing, along with a pony ring, exhibit hall, and a petting zoo.
401 E 65th St, Hialeah, FL 33013, Phone: 305-685-8389
© Jim Mills/stock.adobe.com
The Esther Mae Armbrister Park is a popular park for sports in the city of Miami, Florida, offering an 11-by-11 soccer field used for soccer leagues, soccer tournaments, and pickup games. The outdoor field is open daily for games from 6:00am until 11:00pm and is covered with grass turf. Armbrister Park has undergone a renovation since being created that includes a state-of-the-art athletic field for softball, lacrosse, soccer, and football, as well as a long jump pit and 50-meter track. There is also a playground for children, facility bathrooms, and abundant public parking available for guests.
4000 Grand Ave, Miami, FL 33133, Phone: 305-442-0376
Bayfront Park is a public, 32-acre urban park located in downtown Miami along the Biscayne Bay. The park is the site of the city’s annual Independence Day “America’s Birthday Bash,” as well as the official New Year’s Eve event for the City of Miami. Parking can be expensive and limited at the park, so visitors are advised to take public transportation instead of driving to Bayfront Park. The park is a major event venue for the city, hosting the three-day Ultra Music Festival and the finals for the American Ninja Warrior competition in 2018, along with several other events.
301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Blanche Park in Miami, Florida is a tree-lined small park with its main draw for visitors being its well-designed and maintained dog park. This dog park features a fenced-in area for dogs to run around off-leash and also provides tennis balls, clean-up bags, and shaded seats for dog owners. There is also a separate playground area for children as well. One highlight of the dog park is that the grass is completely turf, which means dog owners won’t have to worry about mud after their park visit. A walking path is located inside of the enclosed area.
3045 Shipping Ave, Miami, FL 33133, Phone: 305-416-1300
7.Brickell Key Park
The Brickell Key Park is a small park located at the Brickell Key’s southern end. The main highlight of this park is the view it offers to visitors. Locals and visitors to Miami alike can come to the park during the sunset and take in the skyline of Brickell while the sun disappears into the faraway horizon. Brickell Key Park also features a jogging path along the waterfront. The track is a little more than a mile in length and is lined with palm trees and statues. The park also connects to the baywalk of Brickell Key circling the island.
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131, Phone: 305-416-1361
© Fotoluminate LLC/stock.adobe.com
Crandon Park is a place where tourists and locals alike can explore a variety of ecosystems of Key Biscayne, such as seagrass beds, coastal hammock, mangroves, and dunes, as well as have opportunities for wildlife viewing that includes vividly colored butterflies, ospreys, and herons. The Bear Cut Preserve at Crandon Park provides a look into the wilderness that once existed in southern Florida. There is also a two-mile stretch of beach at the park that is consistently ranked as one of the best beaches in the United States. The beach is known for calm waters, pristine sand, and convenient parking.
6747 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149, Phone: 305-365-2320
9.David T. Kennedy Park
The David T. Kennedy Park is situated in the Coconut Grove area of Miami, located along the water with open views of the bay. Amenities at the waterfront park include an outdoor track running path, a free outdoor gym, an area for children, a bike trail, a beach volleyball court, and an off-leash dog park. The green space is popular with residents in the local community for exercise, sports, and a variety of outdoor pursuits. Free yoga classes are offered at the David Kennedy Park during the weekends and the A.C.’s Icees food truck can often be spotted.
2400 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133, Phone: 305-416-1133
Domino Park is a neighborhood park of about 5,460 square feet in size and is a popular public park among local community residents for picnicking and playing board games. The park is fenced and is landscaped with Brazilian Beauty trees and Oak trees and hedges of Small-Leaf Clusia with Bird-of-Paradise plants. The park also goes by the name of Maximo Gomez Park and has become a bit of a landmark of Little Havana. People can often be seen chatting with friends, playing Dominos, and sipping coffee. Domino Park is open to visitors from 9:00am until 6:00pm.
801 SW 15th Ave, Miami, FL 33135, Phone: 305-235-2053
Greynolds Park offers a variety of amenities for visitors and local residents alike, including a boathouse, a bird rookery, a golf course, recreation areas, and picnic areas. It is also home to a mound measuring forty-feet in height, making it the highest point anywhere in southern Florida. The boathouse at the park houses a nature exhibit and hosts several interpretive programs and activities, such as campfires, lectures, and guided nature walks. Paddle boats, canoes, and kayaks can be rented out during the weekends and on holidays. Golf cart rentals are also available for the golf course, including a single-rider cart.
17530 W Dixie Hwy, North Miami Beach, FL 33160, Phone: 305-945-3425
© Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com
Haulover Park is about 1.5 miles in length in Miami Beach, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The park is known for soft sand, blue waters, and abundant space for picnicking, in addition to having a dog park, golf course, and tennis center. The park also sells kites and hosts workshops in kite-making. Visitors can rent beach wheelchairs if needed. Haulover Park is also home to the county’s only “clothing optional” stretch of beach at the northernmost 0.4-mile, officially approved by the Miami-Dade County government. It is the largest nudist public beach in the country.
10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154, Phone: 305-947-3525
Lummus Park is a stretch of beach along Ocean Drive between 15th Street and 5th Street and offers an all-encompassing experience of South Beach in Miami, Florida. While this section of South Beach is typically the most crowded, the crowds do provide some excellent opportunities for people watching. Lummus Park includes a small playground situated just before the beach entrance for kids between the ages of two and five years old. The park also contains paved paths for biking or walking and public restrooms. The beach, however, is the main attraction of Lummus Park with clear turquoise waters.
1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-673-7000
14.Margaret Pace Park
© Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com
Margaret Pace Park is an urban park in the city of Miami, Florida, located in the Edgewater District and the Arts and Entertainment District of the greater downtown area of the city, on the Biscayne Bay. The waterfront park is approximately eight acres in size, making Margaret Pace Park one of the smaller city parks of Miami, but still a welcoming, lively, and beautiful park in which to spend a few hours. Margaret Pace Park offers grassy areas, personal fitness equipment, and tennis courts. The park provides a simple setting for enjoying the warm South Florida weather.
1745 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132, Phone: 305-350-7938
15.Matheson Hammock Park
The Matheson Hammock Park is an urban oasis measuring 630 acres in size just a little south from Coral Gables. The park is a popular destination for kiteboarding and visitors can also rent stand-up paddle boards and kayaks at the concessions area of the park. There’s more to Matheson Hammock Park, however, than just being a city park. It is also home to a boating and sailing school, pavilions, nature trails, and the Red Fish Grill restaurant. The restaurant is located along the water in the original beach pavilion and serves a menu featuring fresh seafood among other items.
9610 Old Cutler Road Miami, FL, 33156, Phone: 305-665-5475
16.Merrie Christmas Park
The Merrie Christmas Park is a park that can be easily overlooked among the many other parks in and around the city of Miami, Florida. The park is located in the Coconut Grove area of the city, which certainly doesn’t have a shortage of green space and sprawling parks. Merrie Christmas Park is a small neighborhood park that is good for anyone in the area who doesn’t want to fight for a parking spot. The park offers plenty of grassy area for having a picnic lunch on a blanket or to throw a frisbee. There is also a playground for children.
4355 SW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33133, Phone: 305-416-1300
© Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com
Museum Park now has a new name of Maurice A. Ferré Park and is an urban, 30-acre public park located in downtown Miami. This park is bordered by the Frost Museum of Science and the Perez Art Museum Miami to the north and the Bayside Marketplace and the American Airlines Arena to the south. Maurice A. Ferré Park, or Museum Park includes a waterfront promenade and baywalk from the Biscayne Bay to Biscayne Boulevard that offers pedestrian access to some of the nearby museums. The Miami Science Barge docked inside the park is a floating education platform and marine laboratory.
1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, Phone: 305-358-7550
Peacock Park is often visited by softball teams and people wanting to play a game of kickball. The park is home to a field perfect for these sport activities and features open views of the bay. Situated in the Coconut Grove neighborhood, the Peacock Park is within walking distance of several restaurants, shops, and bars in the area. It’s also located next door to the Coconut Grove Sailing Club. The park is primarily used for sports, strolling around, children playing on the outdoor playground, and admiring the view. The bayfront public park is named in honor of Isabella and Charles Peacock.
2820 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133, Phone: 305-443-2604
The Pinetree Park is tucked away among the Pine Tree Drive estates and features a community garden along with an abundance of undisturbed, peaceful waterfront green space. The Miami Beach park is home to a waterfront walkway, beautiful green vegetation, and plenty of open land at nearly eight acres. There are two different vegetation zones in the park, one being the native hammock of mahogany and gumbo limbo trees and the other being a mangrove preserve. Pinetree Park also contains two fenced dog runs, but many dogs can be seen running about throughout other parts of the park as well.
4411 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140, Phone: 305-673-7730
20.Robert King High Park
The Robert King High Park is a large park in Miami, Florida located by Lake Mahar that is popular with both tourists and local residents alike. It is quite an active park, offering several areas for outdoor and indoor activities, including a multiple sports arenas that host an array of events. The nearby Lake Mahar provides opportunities for fishing, the park pool offers swimming, and a water splashground and sand-less playground give children plenty of chances for fun. Hiking trails and picnic shelters can be found in both the campground and other parts of the Robert King High Park.
7025 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33144, Phone: 305-648-9500
21.Simpson Park Hammock
The Simpson Park Hammock is park in the heart of Miami, Florida consisting of a tropical hardwood hammock. The park includes a visitor center that provides information about Simpson Park, as well as the surrounding area. The Simpson Park Hammock is a nature preserve and urban park encompassing almost eight acres between the neighborhoods of The Roads and Brickell. Nine different threatened species of plants and fifteen endangered species of plants call Simpson Park home. Simpson Park is referred to as a “passive park” or urban wild park, home to remnants of the local ecology of the region in a highly developed area.
5 SW 17th Rd, Miami, FL 33129, Phone: 305-859-2867
© Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com
The Soundscape Park is an urban city park about 2.5 acres in size, located in the civic and cultural heart of the city of Miami Beach. Capturing the vitality and the spirit of the Miami Beach area, the park is a multi-use, flexible space next to the New World Center and acts as both a gathering place and urban oasis for a variety of special events. Free showings of family-friendly movies are offered weekly between the months of October and May in Soundscape Park. The park also hosts many free concerts and monthly Yoga Mornings that are available free of charge.
400 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-673-3330
23.South Pointe Park
© Simon Dannhauer/stock.adobe.com
South Pointe Park, located in the city of Miami Beach, is park that provides beach access, in addition to opportunities for several other activities. The park contains a pathway for walking and jogging, a playground for children that includes water features, a dog park, benches for relaxing, open green spaces, panoramic views, a frozen yogurt concession stand, a restaurant, a fishing pier, outdoor showers, and easy access to a number of restaurants and nearby area attractions. South Pointe Park is also a bit of an iconic photo backdrop used by both professional and amateur photographers alike.
1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, Phone: 305-673-7006
24.The Barnacle Historic State Park
The Barnacle Historic State Park is a state park in Florida about five acres in size and located in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. The park is home to The Barnacle, a home constructed back in the year 1891 and is the oldest home in Miami-Dade County still in the original location. Activities available at the Barnacle Historic State Park during the day include wildlife viewing, picnicking, and of course, exploring the historic Barnacle site. Concerts, as well as other special events, are frequently held at the state park year-round. The Barnacle Historic State Park offers a look at frontier life.
3485 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133
Tropical Park in Miami, Florida is a massive popular park consisting of bike paths, a boxing center, a fitness center, an equestrian center, the Tropical Stadium, and much more. There are fields for softball, soccer, and football, along with facilities for racquetball, volleyball, and basketball. Tropical Park also include four lakes, freshwater fishing, paddle boats, a dog park, twelve tennis courts, and paved paths for running and cycling. Santa’s Enchanted Forest takes over a significant portion of Tropical Park from the beginning of November through early January, featuring carnival rides, a huge Christmas tree, and six million holiday lights.
7900 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155, Phone: 305-226-8316
25 Best Miami Parks
- Alice Wainwright Park, Photo: Justin/stock.adobe.com
- Allison Park, Photo: alexx_60/stock.adobe.com
- Amelia Earhart Park, Photo: kitty45/stock.adobe.com
- Armbrister Park, Photo: Jim Mills/stock.adobe.com
- Bayfront Park, Photo: philipus/stock.adobe.com
- Blanche Park, Photo: pressmaster/stock.adobe.com
- Brickell Key Park, Photo: gb27photo/stock.adobe.com
- Crandon Park, Photo: Fotoluminate LLC/stock.adobe.com
- David T. Kennedy Park, Photo: tayphotodesign/stock.adobe.com
- Dominos park, Photo: weedezign/stock.adobe.com
- Greynolds Park, Photo: kworraket/stock.adobe.com
- Haulover Park, Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com
- Lummus Park, Photo: lazyllama/stock.adobe.com
- Margaret Pace Park, Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com
- Matheson Hammock Park, Photo: philipus/stock.adobe.com
- Merrie Christmas Park, Photo: lalalululala/stock.adobe.com
- Museum Park, Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com
- Peacock Park, Photo: tatianika/stock.adobe.com
- Pinetree Park, Photo: Radnatt/stock.adobe.com
- Robert King High Park, Photo: Kzenon/stock.adobe.com
- Simpson Park Hammock, Photo: franziskahoppe/stock.adobe.com
- Soundscape Park, Photo: Felix Mizioznikov/stock.adobe.com
- South Pointe Park, Photo: Simon Dannhauer/stock.adobe.com
- The Barnacle Historic State Park, Photo: Deatonphotos/stock.adobe.com
- Tropical Park, Photo: digidreamgrafix/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Alexander Demyanenko/stock.adobe.com