Parks

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The Underline Moving on a Steady Path

Special to BHA News by Meg Daly – It may have been summertime, but Friends of The Underline didn’t take a vacation. That’s probably why The Underline is the fastest-moving project of its scope in the country!

Since we incorporated in January 2014 as a 501C3 non-profit, we have hit many major milestones in record time. With the support of the University of Miami School of Architecture, we completed two design studios in 2014 which paved the way for the beginning of ou…

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Changes, enhancements sought for 1814 Brickell Park

In late 2015 BHA heard from a group that 1814 Brickell Park needed some changes to better meet the needs of the park’s users. We learned that while the park “was conceived from the desire to cater to a variety of user types in the neighborhood,” it turns out a singular demographic dominates among the park patrons: those 6 and under.

Moms and kids have told BHA that they love the park, but some changes are needed to make it really function well for children, including:


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The Underline to Break Ground in 2016

Plans for The Underline, an envisioned 10-mile park, bike and hike trail located below Miami’s Metrorail, currently known as the M-Path, are rapidly becoming a reality. Momentum is so great each day seems to bring a newsworthy announcement for this dynamic greenway project.

And now, we’ve learned the project is set to break ground in fall 2016 the result of a forward-thinking public-private partnership involving Miami-Dade County, City of Miami and other municipalities…

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The Underline: A 10-mile linear park for Miami

The Underline is perhaps the most exciting public-private partnership project to come to the residents of Miami-Dade in a long time. This project could forever transform the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park and urban trail. Many BHA Board members and other attendees heard about it at the March BHA meeting where we were impressed and inspired by the concept Meg Daly presented. The BHA Board voted to endorse the project that evening. The Underline has n…

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Brickell neighbors visit 4 area parks in Eco-Tour

Sixty-five intrepid BHA neighbors and friends braved cloudy skies for an insider’s tour of nature’s extraordinary ecological jewels surrounding the Brickell community at the first-ever Brickell Eco-Tour in November.

The day began at Simpson Park with a continental breakfast and walking tour of the hammock of Simpson Park. This 7.8-acre park was once part of an extensive coastal hammock system or tropical jungle, known as Brickell Hammock, that extended along Biscayne B…

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Fall 2012 – 1814 Brickell Park opens at last! Dedication held

Just a week shy of one year since groundbreaking, the park at 1814 Brickell Avenue is finally opened, in time for Memorial Day 2012! This is welcome news after various construction delays, including the early discovery of ancient bones on the grounds. BHA salutes Commissioner Marc Sarnoff for his vision for this parcel of land in the middle of the Brickell corridor, and his persistence in seeing it to fruition.

The park features a large work of art by Artist Christian Bern…

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Spring 2012 – 1814 Brickell Park to open!

Just a week shy of one year since groundbreaking, the park at 1814 Brickell Avenue is finally slated to open on May 25th. This is welcome news after various construction delays, including the early discovery of ancient bones on the grounds. BHA salutes Commissioner Marc Sarnoff for his vision for this parcel of land in the middle of the Brickell corridor, and his persistence in seeing it to fruition.

The park features a large work of art by Artist Christian Bernard, who is…

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Spring 2012 – Community advocates for increased Brickell parkland

By Mark Schrieber

Brickell has undergone a significant transformation over the past few years, burgeoning from a neighborhood dominated by offices with little activity after the workday ended, into a bustling urban district which is the envy of all of Miami. The recent condo boom has provided a healthy mix of residential options and retail components giving Brickell the highest residential density south of Manhattan.

However, there is still a critical piece of infrastru…

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Fall 2011 – More parks, play space coming to Brickell

While neighbors watch the transformation of 1814 Brickell Avenue into a public park, more public greenspace is coming online, thanks to some of Commissioner Sarnoff’s ingenious initiatives.

In late September Brickell residents celebrated the groundbreaking for Flatiron Park (rendering above), followed by the groundbreaking for a playground installation at Brickell Park a week later (left). All three park projects are slated to be completed in this calendar year.

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Fall 2011 – Children’s playground going in at Brickell Park

The new children’s playground at Brickell Park (between ICON at Brickell and the First Presbyterian Church), was developed in response to the growing number of families who have moved to the Brickell area in recent years.

“Families are the bedrock of growth for our city,” said Commissioner Sarnoff. “The pioneering Brickell family who settled this area knew that, and this playground is just another wonderful addition for the families of Miami to enjoy the outdoors.…

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