Phase 1 of The Underline - Brickell Backyard – is now open.
This half-mile segment of The Underline runs from the Miami River to SW 13th Street and includes the Metrorail and Metromover Brickell Stations. Construction of Brickell Backyard started in December 2018 and opened February 2021.
Brickell Backyard cost $ 16,524,133 million with funds from The State of Florida, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami.
This phase of The Underline features urban biking and walking paths, flex basketball and soccer court, outdoor gym, nature, and butterfly gardens, gathering spaces to eat, play, discover and relax.
For those visiting, Brickell Backyard offers access to the following areas:
The River Room
The northern terminus of the 10-mile Underline, the River Room connects to the Miami River Greenway at the Miami River and SW 7th Street. With a rolling topography of native grasses and pollinator plants, this city block is the place for dogs and their owners to rest and play—right on the riverfront.
The Urban Gym
Located between SW 7th and 8th Streets, exercise with friends or solo in an outdoor gym complete with a flex court for half-court basketball, mini pitch soccer, fitness equipment, running track, and more.
The Promenade between SW 8th Street and the Brickell Metrorail station features community gathering spaces including a sound stage and plaza for health & wellness, cultural and educational programs, communal dining table, tables for board games, and the Station Grove, a seating area at the Brickell Metrorail station entrance.
The Oolite Room
Stretching two blocks from the Brickell Metromover station to Coral Way and carved from native oolite rock from Miami’s Rock Ridge, the Oolite Room is nestled in a natural canyon of stone with four butterfly gardens and meditative spaces.
For more information about events and amenities, visit Friends of The Underline