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Halley S., Home Buyer in New York, NY

How are the parks and recreational areas in Miami?

Asked by Halley S., New York, NY Mon Apr 23, 2007

Are there dog parks and running paths?

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Halley, Pinecrest Gardens is a glorious, lush tropical park in Pinecrest which is in the Miami area. A visit to the park is enchanting and admission is free. You will forget you are in the city as you get lost in the winding pathways and enjoy the native flora. of course, there is always the gorgeous and well-known Fairchild Tropical Gardens. While the Gardens are not free, they are definitely worth the admission price. Every year Fairchild Tropical Garden exhibits the work of Dale Chihuly, master glass craftsman. It is an exquisite exhibition!
5 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 13, 2007
Miami is truly the city for those who love to have fun in the sun, and has earned its title as America’s Riviera. On the beach, the legendary 25-block boardwalk is perfect for jogging, rollerblading or taking an evening stroll. The city is teeming with city and state parks and beaches, many of which have already been listed. The following site also gives a short description of many parks in the area.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu May 17, 2007
There are parks in Miami and recreational areas but they are filled with Miami's growing and glorified population of undesirable thugs. If your idea of a park is something that was designed by some 3rd. world educated CAD designer, then Miami's the place to be. Tropical Park is my favorite dump not to visit. There is absolutely no way to enjoy what little nature has been designed into the park with all the loud music blasting from all places. That's pretty much every park in Miami.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 12, 2007
Halley, the parks in Miami-Dade County have improved dramatically in the last few years. My favorite area is Palmetto Bay-- they have nicknamed the town "the Village of Parks" because of the wonderful parks they have renovated/improved AND built since their inception 6 years ago.
In Pinecrest, you must visit Pinecrest Gardens-- a gorgeous park and a great place for kids with a water park included.
In Palmetto Bay, Coral Reef park and the Deering estate are two fabulous places to visit.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 27, 2007
Miami and Miami Beach are an outdoor heaven for people who love the sun. We enjoy many parks throughout the county most are near the water making running, biking and people watching one of the main attractions to our area. Our beaches are world famous and due to our mild/hot year round weather our beaches are packed every day. Many activities and entertainment take place around our beaches.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 23, 2007
This is the city of beautiful parks. If you can imagene a white sand beach with play grounds and people roller blading around, you are in Miami. There are dog friendly parks and a lot of running paths for you and your pet to keep both of you in shape.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 23, 2007
You'll find many parks and beaches throughout Miami. Of course, water sports are every day activities here. You'll also find a fair amount of parks throughout. Pets are everywhere, especially at South Beach.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 23, 2007
The City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department's mission statement says it best: To provide state of the art park facilities and offer leisure, educational, cultural and physical activities to the residents and visitors of our community while enhancing their quality of life and inspiring personal growth. With that said, athletes, adventurists and amateurs alike can definitely find some fun in the sun at any local park around town. Just to name a few, Crandon Park, Bill Baggs State Park, Greynolds Park and Oleta River State Park offer beaches, hiking, nature trails, fishing and canoeing. For the naturists there's AD Doug Barnes Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Arch Creek and Matheson Hammock Park. For the more athletic, Flamingo Park, Tropical Park and Tamiami Park offer baseball, tennis, jogging, swimming and then some. And for our four legged friends with proper vaccination, Kennedy Park, Flamingo Park, and Amelia Earhart Park offer off-leash activities and water features.
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