Several Miami Parks Win "Miami New Times" Best of Miami

Published on June 28, 2024

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The City of Miami Parks Department is thrilled to announce that several of our beloved city parks have been recognized by the Miami New Times in their recent "Best of" awards.

We are honored to have our facilities and parks within our city highlighted, reinforcing Miami’s status as a premier destination for both residents and visitors to enjoy outdoor activities and scenic beauty. The Miami New Times has honored our city’s parks in the following categories:

Best Pool: Charles Hadley Park Pool has been recognized for its outstanding aquatic facilities, providing a refreshing oasis for families and swimmers of all ages.
Best Basketball Court: Margaret Pace Park's basketball courts have been celebrated for their vibrant community atmosphere, making it the top spot for basketball enthusiasts.
Best Dog Park: Blanche Park has been acknowledged for its exceptional amenities for our four-legged friends, proving once again that Miami cares for all its residents, whether two or four-legged.
Best View: Baywood Park has been prized for offering the most breathtaking vistas in Miami, providing a tranquil setting for relaxation and contemplation.
Best Place to Kayak: Morningside Park has been distinguished as the leading destination for kayaking enthusiasts, offering serene waters and beautiful surroundings for an unmatched paddling experience.
Best Picnic Spot: Merrie Christmas Park has been identified as the ideal location for picnics, offering lush landscapes and peaceful environments for friends and families to gather.

Miami Parks is immensely proud of winning in so many categories and remains committed to enhancing our parks, ensuring they remain cherished places of enjoyment, leisure, and beauty for all. We invite residents and visitors to explore these award-winning parks and experience firsthand the great features that have earned them citywide recognition. Let us continue to support and celebrate the places that make Miami an incredible city to live in and visit. For more information about Miami’s award-winning parks and their amenities, please visit