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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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TripAdvisor
  • Low key park nestled in the coconut grove section of Miami. Various playground activities and vistas of the bay. Pet and kid friendly!  more »
  • This pretty little park is located on the edge of the main shopping area in Coconut Grove. It is a peaceful little oasis with some recreational equipment for families. The large trees provide excellen...  more »
  • Great time for kids has two playground for older kids and one for toddler. Has tennis court, and plenty of space for them to run. No fee for the park.  more »
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  • It is part of the historic route of Miami. Offers a spectacular view of the bay. Located in the historic city of Coconut Grove.
  • Nice place to visit if you are in the area or nearby Coconut Grove. Beach is only nice for views, but can't swim or enjoy the shore. There is a dedicated kids area and a nice garden.
  • Overall​ great park. Good basketball ball court, good soccer field and nice kiddie park.
  • Great little park with a surprising ocean view. There is a little board walk that lets you walk over the water and get a better view of the sailboats and sunset.
  • Great park but parking can be a bit difficult. The park has outdoor exercise equipment, playground, baseball field, basketball courts, and a small youth recreation center. @pandaportions