Greynolds Park

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Greynolds Park
Greynolds Park golf course.jpg
Pavement toward park golf course
Type Municipal
Location Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Area 265 acres (1.07 km2)
Created 1933 (1933)
Operated by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department
Website Greynolds Park

Greynolds Park is a 265-acre (1.07 km2) urban park in metropolitan Miami, just north of North Miami Beach, Florida, United States.

History[edit]

In 1933 A. O. Greynolds donated the tract of land, originally used as a limestone quarry, to Dade County.[1] The park was developed between 1936 and 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a part of the New Deal public works program.[2]

Oleta River Youth Conservation Corps 1979 Oleta River Nature Trail and Mangrove Footbridge Entrance Sign

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.

Facilities[edit]

The park offers various amenities, including picnic and recreation areas, a golf course, a bird rookery, a boathouse, and a 42-foot (13 m) mound, the highest point[citation needed] in South Florida.

The boathouse features a nature exhibit and offers interpretive programs including guided nature walks, lectures, campfires and more. Kayak, canoe and paddleboat rentals are available on weekends and holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greynolds Park is Given 100 Acre Addition". Miami Daily News. 29 July 1934. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Buddy Nevins (1 January 1989). "Passive Greynolds Park Needs Active Life, Study Says". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 

Coordinates: 25°56′30″N 80°09′12″W / 25.9417419°N 80.153341°W / 25.9417419; -80.153341