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Tropical Park, Miami

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Tropical Park is a 275acre urban park in metropolitan Miami, Florida. The park is located just southwest of the intersection of the Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and Bird Road, just west of South Miami.
The land opened as a county public park in 1979, on the grounds of the former Tropical Park Race Track, which had used the lands since 1931.
It has a boxing center, fields for football, soccer, and softball, as well as facilities to play basketball and volleyball. Tropical Park has a tennis center with 12 tennis courts that are wheelchair-accessible, and racquetball facilities. There are four lakes within the park, a 2acre dog park, as well as paddleboating, and freshwater fishing. Cyclists, joggers, and runners use the miles of paved pathways circulating through park.
Equestrian CenterThroughout the year, the park hosts horse shows, rodeos, and other special events at the Tropical Park Equestrian Center. The equestrian center hosts over 30 horse shows a year, including international shows. The old racetrack's stables were used as part of the equestrian center.
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  • Large park with several water points and sports facilities. Picnic areas, extensive car parks, walks, children's games. This park gives a view of how families in the surrounding area live. A nice place to hang out in the shade.
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  • Tropical Park has a bit of everything for anyone looking for nature and sports activities. Have been here over the years for many company and family picnics, for little league baseball and adult softb...  more »
  • this park is a great place to unwind with your family, have parties, exercive, kayak in the lake, or just relax in a picnic by the lake. There are designated areas for fishing, there is basketball cou...  more »
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  • Tropical Park is a great place for the entire family. They have soccer fields, baseball / softball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, lakes, picnic areas, farmers market, batting cages, and more. Lots of parking areas all over the park. Ride bike, have a birthday party, and enjoy the outdoors. Close to all kinds of stores, shops, and restaurants. There is no charge to park.
  • If you live in Miami, you know what tropical park is. If you don't, don't fret. Tropical Park is a giant public park where you can go to work out, play sports, have parties, hang out, or do anything that you can at any park. Tropical park has some key features: the big hill, the tennis/basketball courts, the outdoor fitness center, and it's big lake. I actually found one of my bearded dragons here lol. In conclusion, Tropical Park is just a big space to do any type of outdoor activity.
  • This is a great place to spend time with the family. I had several family events here. You can rent a shelter to do a party or event. There is a beautiful lake where you can rent paddle boats and sail. The also rent Bikes for 2 to 6 people to ride, they have and extensive area to ride the bikes. You can also do a family picnic and barbecue, they have charcoal grills you can use for free as well al tables under a great shade. There are two kids playgrounds in the park also. You will love this park in a sunny day.
  • Huge park; beautiful place in the hurt of Miami, just besides SR 826. Lots of pavilion for picnic, party. Plenty space for outdoor activities like volleyball, baseball, basketball, soccer etc. some of the pavilion located besides the lake, lots of birds in the lake. We have visited the park on Christmas Day and it was full. The best thing about the park is not need to pay any parking/entrance fee. Plenty of space for parking on premises. Recommended
  • As per my last review: here's a follow up. Favorite park for scenery and plenty of activities!-8 months ago NOW: If you like to be HARASSED by police, have the cops called on you because you're sitting in the car watching a movie on your phone. Stopped by police because you're having a picnic with your boyfriend, or sitting on a bench eating dinner by the lake, then THIS IS THE PARK FOR YOU. I have been harassed on SEVERAL OCCASSIONS. Which quite frankly, is such a ghetto inclination. I love to see that even paying my taxes can't grant me privacy in A PUBLIC PARK DURING OPEN HOURS!!!!!!
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