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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.
Among 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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  • This park is a gem! It is very well maintained and offers an area for kids to play while adults eat at the the restaurant on park grounds. There are bathroom facilities big enough for strollers and am...  more »
  • To be honest it was a bit disappointing and not much on offer. We did not stay long as nothing really there. There are nicer parks around.  more »
  • Decided to have Brunch near by and afterwards came to the park here. The trees and open space is beautiful, there are plenty of areas with shade if you want to picnic.Towards the end of the park heade...  more »
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  • Peacock Park is a small park in Coconut Grove. It is nice to have a walk in the wooden walkway over the mangroves and enjoy the view of the ocean. What I do not like here is the parking is quite challenging. Overall, this is a great spot for a family outing!
  • waterfront park with walking path, exercise machines, dog park, 2 water fountains, volleyball nets, airconditioned restrooms and a handicapped restroom. Also a lemonade truck. Please don't litter, in fact join in and please pick up at least one piece🚮😘
  • Nice place to walk or ride a bicycle. Restaurants nearby. Parking. Nice views.
  • This park is a great green spot a few blocks away from coco-walk. It is very well kept, good lightning at night, seating area under the trees’ shadows, soccer, baseball & basketball courts, and a playground area for younger kids right next to the restaurant. There are public bathrooms, it is right next to the bay, and it does not have public parking. It is a great opportunity to have a drink with your couple or friends while your kids have a blast at the playground. You can relax while keep them on the loop and they can have fun in the park at the same time! Its a win-win! For all!!!!
  • Very good food in a beautiful place!! We celebrated our wedding brunch there!
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