Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Miami Parks

El Hombre jokes that I always write about farmer's markets and street festivals and I realized, he's right. But it makes sense because I love to be outside, I like people watching and I like to browse among potential treasures, making these things so easy for me to capture. But I never write about parks. I like parks, I always enjoy going to them, but I never actually go with the intent to blog about them. Which is interesting because I feel like Miami actually has a pretty strong "park culture." People go all the time to grill out with friends or family, and anyone who has been to Tropical Park knows this is the case.

The other day I was on my way to downtown for work and I got there half an hour early. So I elected to drive around, and I rediscovered this park close to the Arsht Center. I have driven past it a number of times, but never actually walked it. It's a well-manicured park on the bay with areas to grill, a playground and basketball courts. I walked back and forth on the boardwalk, looking at the water, and snapping pictures.

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The entrance

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These three chairs were sort of balanced between the northern, center and southern parts of the park, along the boardwalk.

The boardwalk:
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These hunched over trees are awesome

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This is only one of the fantastic views from the boardwalk

4 comments:

Jessica said...

Does the park have a name?

Christina said...

It's the Margaret Pace Park. The City of Miami Parks and Rec page is not that easy to navigate...

Midtown Chic-a said...

Christina I LOVE this park, in fact, I live right in front of it @ Quantum on the Bay. Its perfect for exercising and walking your dog. My dog LOVES running around with the other pups and the park has free tennis courts, volleyball and basketball courts. Def a big plus when looking at places to live!

The Fantasy Guru said...

I heart this park too! Breathtaking views and a great place to host a picnic or party!