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Peacock Park, Miami

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 20+ 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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  • 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. 
  • This park is named after the Peacock family who came to this area in the 1880's to build a hotel and establish the first hotel in mainland Florida South of Palm Beach. Many of the hotel visitors linge...  read more »
  • I love this park. Fun for the family and a great place to watch fireworks on Fourth of July.
  • 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. ****
  • Public basketball courts and 2 turf soccer fields, which can be combined to a large court to. Support 6v6
  • Nice Park, would love to visit again.
  • I work here now May 6,2016 will be my first year at Peacock Park
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