Bicentennial Park (Miami)


Bicentennial Park (Miami)

Infobox park
park=Bicentennial Park



image_size=350
caption=Western corner of Bicentennial Park as seen from The Grand Doubletree
type=Municipal
location=Downtown Miami
coordinates=
size=30 acres (.12 km²)
opened=1976
operator=Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department
annual visitors=
status=Open all year

Bicentennial Park is a major public, urban park (30 acres or .12 km²) in Downtown Miami, Florida. The park opened in 1976 after having previously been an old yacht basin. It was named "Bicentennial Park" to celebrate the bicentennial of the United States in that same year. Today, Bicentennial Park is maintained by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department, a public organization that manages all the parks within Miami. Central Park is bordered on the north by I-395, Metromover, and the Miami Herald headquarters, on the south by the American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace, on the west by Biscayne Boulevard and on the east by Biscayne Bay. Bicentennial Park is host to many large-scale events as the park can hold around 45,000 people. Some of these events include Ultra Music Festival, a large, two-day music event, numerous rock concerts such as Warped Tour, various conventions, concerts, as well as boat tours around Biscayne Bay.

Seven blocks south, is Bicentennial Park's partner park, the 32 acre (.13 km²) Bayfront Park.

Bicentennial Park is currently undergoing a renovation to be renamed Museum Park for the construction of the new Miami Art Museum and the Miami Science Museum. Renovations include a complete revamp of the park as it is currently underutilized for large parts of the year, due to its unwelcoming nature.

ee also

*Downtown Miami
*Brickell
*Midtown Miami
*Biscayne Wall
*Bayfront Park

External links

* [http://www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/pages/park.html#Anchor-Bicentennial-11481 Bicentennial Park]


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