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Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation System is composed of 22 parks. They are the following: Acadia Park, A.D. "Doug" Barnes Park, African Heritage Cult. Arts Ctr.,Alonzo Kelly Park, Amelia Earhart Park, Arch Creek Park, Arcola Park, Arcola Lakes Park, Arvida Park, Banyan Drive Park, Banyan Park, Bel Aire Park, Ben Shavis Park, Bent Tree Park, Bill Sadowski Park, Bird Lakes Park, Black Point Park & Marina, Blue Lakes Park, Bonanza Ranch Estates Park, Briar Bay Golf Course, Briar Bay Park, and Bros. to the Rescue Memorial Park.

A.D. ("Doug") Barnes Park is a 65-acre park and opened its doors to the public in 1977. The park was named after the first Director of the Parks and Recreation Department and since its opening it has integrated activities that serve people with disabilities The Park is home to The Sense of Wonder Nature Center and Trail set within one of the few remaining Pine Rocklands in Miami-Dade County. As a result, it has become an “oasis” for migrating birds and, according to the National Audubon Society, is one of the best places to see birds in Miami. The Nature Center is also home to the Miami-Dade Fire Department’s Anti-Venom unit’s reptile collection. A.D. Barnes Park offers activities to everyone whether it is snakes, birds, swimming, or just a day enjoying a sun drenched picnic.

Bill Sadowski Park is 30 acres and offers 3 habitats: pineland, tropical hardwood hammock, and a drained Everglades slough. A nature trail leads visitors through various plant communities to a canal where canoeing and fishing are available. Solution holes and Karst limestone formations are visible along the way. Encompassed within the park grounds are also a native tree arboretum, and a bird watching area. The main building houses a live animal exhibit of native freshwater fish, arthropods, reptiles and amphibians, including a newly dedicated 822-gallon freshwater aquarium
Eco-adventure tours offered. The Observatory offers free star-gazing programs with telescopes, lectures, slide shows, and more

Black Point Park & Marina is also known as the Featherbeds when approached from the sea. It is located close to Biscayne National Park. The marina is a great for fishing and diving expeditions. It has a dockside restaurant and bar, Pirate's Den, large picnic pavilion and grill, bikeways, jogging trails, and a jetty which extends 1.5 miles into the Bay, enabling fishing enthusiasts to cast from shore. Black Point Park & Marina also has a Bait & Tackle Shop, Boat Launching Ramps, Boat Wash-down Facilities, Fish Cleaning Area, Freshwater Hookups, Sailboat Trailer Dry Storage, and Gas & Diesel Fuel for its visitor’s convenience.

Contact information:

A.D. ("Doug") Barnes Park,
275 NW 2nd Street,
Miami FL. 33128.
Phone: (305)755-7800.

Bill Sadowski Park,
275 NW 2nd Street,
Miami FL. 33128.
Phone: (305)755-7800.

Black Point Park & Marina,
275 NW 2nd Street,
Miami FL 33128.
Phone: (305)755-7800.



 

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