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Peacock Park, Miami
(4.1/5 based on 25 reviews on the web)
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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  • Another beautiful and pleasant Park in the coolest neighborhood in Miami. Worth the walk for its green areas and very well cared for, ending at the seaside. Is located between The Barnacle Historic State Park and Kenneth m. Myers Bayside Park. Worth a stroll throughout the region.
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  • Excellent if you are looking for distraction and out of it agitated from the city. If you are going with youth and children do not miss it. In summer it takes light clothing that the weather is a factor.
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  • The park is just a standard park. They do have a nice place for children. Large green areas for sports. 
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  • Nice park with a boardwalk with views of Biscayne Bay.
  • I love this park. Fun for the family and a great place to watch fireworks on Fourth of July.
  • Beautiful park...a gem in the grove
  • Nice area to visit. It's large and will part of your day.
  • Cute and lushly small park. Shall return in the future and I'll update then but my first impression of this park was pretty good. ****