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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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  • really nice place to spend time with your kids, family, pets or just to take the time to do some exercise. There are baseball, basketball and soccer courts / fields to do sports. Also playgrounds for the kids and picnic areas to bring food or just to spend the time. There ir a restaurant in place if you want to buy food.
  • Right on the bay in coconut grove. Nice place to bring a dog. Or have fun with the kids and family. they have a baseball field ,tennis courts and have a nice restaurant too.
  • Nice little Park in Coconut Grove right on the bay, the Coconut Grove Art Festival lines the street here annually.
  • Amazing wildlife. I thought some animals are science fiction creation, however, they are real but scary at first.
  • What a beautiful park. In totally in love with it
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