Any place that has green grass, open spaces, and sunshine has the makings of a great park. With sunshine almost year round and plenty of plush pieces of land, Miami is full of beautiful parks that are just begging you to visit for a picnic, barbeque, or any number of other fun activities. In case the beauty of the city’s skyline or the lure of its nightlife distracts you, here is where to find the city of Miami’s best parks.
Legion Memorial Park
This park goes unnoticed by so many, but it shouldn’t. Legion Park is right on the edge of Biscayne Bay and offers wonderful views of the calm waters. There’s plenty of room to go for a run or bring your dogs to let them stretch their legs. The park also features both tennis courts and basketball courts that are kept in great condition, making Legion Park a great place to spend an afternoon whether you want to do something active or relax and enjoy the scenery.
Parks don’t get much better than this: a 32-acre oasis in the heart of downtown Miami and right on the edge of Biscayne Bay. It’s a great place to bring kids, there are plenty of plush green lawns, and there’s a marketplace nearby in case you want to do some shopping or grab a bite to eat in between enjoying all the park has to offer. In addition to the great views, the amphitheatre at Bayfront Park makes it one of the top music venues in the city of Miami.
Up in North Miami is one of the city’s largest parks at 265 acres. There’s so much space in Greynolds Park that it’s the perfect place to go for a walk, jog, and bike ride. There’s also a golf course and plenty of room for a picnic or barbeque. The collection of hardwood mangroves at Greynolds Park is stunning and makes it one of the most scenic spots in the city. The park is also a great place to go if you’re interested in spotting local wildlife, as everything from foxes to iguanas may be seen at Greynolds Park on any given day.
Crandon Park Beach
Crandon Park is one of Miami’s secret beaches, but it offers far more than just a beach, even if the beach is the focal point. The park is located on the island of Key Biscayne off the coast of Miami and it offers acres and acres of space, far more space than what you would think for a relatively small island. The beach is undoubtedly spectacular, but there is also a golf course, tennis courts, picnic areas, and plenty of calm and tranquil waters in which to go swimming or kayaking. The entire park is one of the hidden gems that make South Florida great.
South Point Park
On the southern tip of South Beach is a park free from much of the wild and crazy that encompasses Miami’s tourist scene. South Point Park is the perfect combination of a green space, a beautiful beach, and spectacular views. It’s an ideal place to spend a lazy afternoon, simply sitting back and watching boats moving in and out of the Government Cut. If you simply want to get away from it all and enjoy the scenery that South Beach has to offer, South Point Park is the place to go.