Greynolds Park, North Miami Beach

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Greynolds Park is a 265acre urban park in metropolitan Miami, just north of North Miami Beach, Florida, United States.HistoryIn 1933 A. O. Greynolds donated the tract of land, originally used as a limestone quarry, to Dade County. The park was developed between 1936 and 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a part of the New Deal public works program.In 1979, the Youth Conservation Corp constructed the Oleta River Nature Trail and wooden footbridge on the shallows of the Oleta River through the mangroves.FacilitiesThe park offers various amenities, including picnic and recreation areas, a golf course, a bird rookery, a boathouse, and a 42ft mound, the highest point in South Florida.The boathouse features a nature exhibit and offers interpretive programs including guided (or unguided) nature walks, lectures, campfires and more. Kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals are available on weekends and holidays.
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  • Not a pleasing or safe place to be. Watch your possessions and yourself. Especially when walking the trails.  more »
  • I love this park! If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle and feel like you’re somewhere else this is the place to come. Plenty of trails and areas for picnics or just relaxing your mind. B...  more »
  • Beautiful park! The trees are spectacular and they give so much freshness. New playground area with matching the surrounding design! Love it!  more »
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  • Peace and tranquility among the trees! What a beautiful gem! Huge family park with a fantastic tree canopy. You can get lost in the wilderness for a bit. Great for cycle on and off road. Various kids areas. Quiet, peaceful and excellent location to train out doors for the fitness enthusiast. This park has picnic tables and BBQ grills everywhere! Golf course, fishing and kayaking! I'm so glad I stubbled on it. Free only pay for parking with parking app. This place reminds me of why I LOVE MIAMI so much!
  • So I might be a bit biased since I grew up by this park, but I really enjoy what it was to offer. You’ll find one of the only “hills” in South Florida here and I spent a good amount of my childhood rolling all the way down it. They’ve also got a lake (which admittedly has seen cleaner days) that sometimes hosts an alligator and even manatee! There’s a new playground near the west entrance which looks great.
  • Horrible shift in management. It was a beautiful park for everyone to enjoy. Then they took away nice gate attendants who charged weekend users only and put in a electronic 7 day a week pay to park system with a roving Ranger fine giver. A few months ago the right side of the road was blocked with cones so all traffic went on left. The ranger pulled in front of me and insisted that I back up over 60 feet and go the wrong way through the children’s playground area than he turn and go the way traffic should. Now rather than have law enforcement monitor speeding they lock the West Dixie entrance supposedly from 7-9am and 4-6 pm. But often lock sooner and haven’t unlocked 15 minutes late so people who have enjoyed this park for years are inconvenienced greatly having to drive all the way around to the other entrance which may randomly be locked for no reason also. Now they have the rudest and laziest staff. Sign says open until 7:00pm but the Ranger is blocking the entrance. I explained that my wife and children are inside and I need to drive in and pick them up and he won’t let me. It is 6:05 pm. The sun is high and bright in the sky. There are several cars lined up behind me honking. Someone should lose their jobs.
  • Although the park is beautiful, I called to see if they would allow dogs. I was told on the phone by one of the employees they were allowed as long as they were on the leash. We weren't at this park with our well behaved dog for more than three minutes before we were chased down by an employee telling us our dog was not allowed. What give Greynolds Park?
  • I was on my way to the Ancient Spanish Monastery when I passed this park and decided to check it out. This park is actually divided into two parks east and west. The Tequesta used the river for travel and the Seminoles set up a trading post to service early Miami settlers.The park was originally a limestone quarry. It is Miami's second oldest park and it was created in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. which was part of Roosevelt's New Deal Program that was created to provide work for Americans who were suffering from the Great Depression. The limestone from the quarry was used for the buildings in the park. On the day I visited the west side of the park was filled with families picnicking, biking, having photo shoots, and celebrating birthdays in the various pavilions. The park was very lovely as it has a lake with trails that run around it. There is a boathouse that apparently used to rent canoes but it seems to be out of business. A unique feature of the park is the 46 foot high observation mound that seems to have a stone fort perched on top of it. It was created with abandoned material from the rock quarry and the walled lookout platform was added to the top. You can climb to the top and have a fantastic view of the park. Other amenities in this part of the park include a nine hole golf course, nature trails, playground, restrooms, and picnic shelters. The east part of the park located a short distance away contains a dog park and kayak and paddle board rental business. I loved exploring the park especially since it was a surprise find. A lot of interesting history took place here. Florida's Native People used it for transportation and trade, American's recovering from the Great Depression built it, and families today continue to enjoy it's beauty while using it for recreation. If you find yourself in North Miami it is worth a stop to take a look around. I enjoyed my visit.
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