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Peacock Park, Miami

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Peacock Park is a 9.4acre public, urban park in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida on the shore of Biscayne Bay.HistoryAmong the first permanent settlers in South Florida were grocers Charles and Isabella Peacock who arrived in Coconut Grove encouraged to establish a hotel. Their hotel, built in 1883, was called Bay View House and was the first hotel on mainland Florida south of Palm Beach. Later renamed the Peacock Inn, it was where the first community gatherings in Miami were held. Some visitors to the inn stayed in the area and this was the beginning of Coconut Grove, South Florida's first mainland community. Closing in 1902, the Peacock Inn building became the Lake Placid School until the school moved to Pompano Beach in 1925 The building was torn down in 1926. Later the property became a city park. After the hotel closed in 1902 Ralph Munroe established Camp Biscayne nearby so there would be a place for visitors to stay.The city of Miami purchased the private property in 1934 for $63,500 and established it as the public Coconut Grove Bayfront Park, renamed in honor of the aforementioned Peacocks in 1973. Considered the Miami equivalent of the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York, during the 1960s the park and surrounding Coconut Grove area became notable as a center for hippies and the youth counterculture, hosting several be-ins and concerts during the latter part of the decade. Nearby Dinner Key hosted a now-infamous Doors concert where lead singer Jim Morrison allegedly exposed himself in 1969.
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  • Beautiful for the whole family! Lots of spaces for fun activities. The restaurant serves good meals at reasonable prices  more »
  • Our first visit in the area. This park has a lot to offer to small children. Very safe area and there are places for parents to watch their kids while they are having fun. There is a restaurant in the...  more »
  • Nice play areas and nice wine bar next to it for parents to eat and relax while kids play. Great trees for climbing and shade.  more »
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  • Went for the coconut grove arts festival. Its a beautiful park right on the water. Beautiful buildings and hotels as well. All around a beautiful south Florida park definitely worth a visit if you are in the area
  • Nice family park. Some days are quite and relaxing. A good place to wander and feel grass under your feet. Recommended.
  • I wish I could give this beautiful Coconut Grove park five stars. I feel that it sold out when it choose to remove the skate park and put in this soccer field. I took this picture Saturday morning at 9:20am and its empty. Miami has always lacked skate parks. We do not come close to cities in California or even Orlando. Female soccer is one of the sports with the highest number of tramautic brain injuries. We need Sake parks not more soccer fields.
  • Great park, adjacent restaurant Glass and Vine let's you sit outside and eat/drink while your kids play. Awesome playground, 1 for toddlers and 1 for older kids, basketball, volleyball and baseball. Only complaint is parking and not enough swings when it's busy.
  • Great location in the heart of Coconut Grove and just down the street from Coco Walk. Great Kids area with slides, jungle gym and swings. My kids loved their time there. Will definitely return.
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