Museum Park (Metromover station)
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Metromover people mover station
|Address||1191 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132
|Connections||Metrobus: 3, 93, 95, A (101), C (103), S (119)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Closed||October 28, 1996|
|Owned by||Miami-Dade County|
|Formerly||Bicentennial Park (1994–96)|
Museum Park is a Metromover station located on the southeast corner of Biscayne Boulevard and I-395 in Miami, Florida. Originally opened as Bicentennial Park in 1994 and closed in 1996, the station reopened with the completion of the Pérez Art Museum Miami at the newly renamed eponymous park in 2013.
The station opened May 26, 1994 when the Mover's Omni and Brickell extensions were inaugurated. The station was designed with long winding walk paths on the ground level. However the station was underused and subsequently fell prone to chronic vandalism by people who would steal, among other things, the metal edges of the concrete steps that lead to the platform. The then Metro-Dade Transit Agency kept replacing the stolen fixtures only for them to be swiped again. With low ridership at the station except during the Grand Prix of Miami, MDTA elected to close it effective October 28, 1996.
The station was refurbished by MDT with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and reopened as Museum Park November 29, 2013.