Pinecrest Gardens

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Pinecrest Gardens
(Parrot Jungle Historic District)
Pinecrest Gardens FL park entr02.jpg
Front entrance
Pinecrest Gardens is located in Florida
Pinecrest Gardens
LocationPinecrest, Florida
Nearest cityMiami, Florida
Coordinates25°40′10″N 80°17′9″W / 25.66944°N 80.28583°W / 25.66944; -80.28583Coordinates: 25°40′10″N 80°17′9″W / 25.66944°N 80.28583°W / 25.66944; -80.28583
NRHP reference #11000735[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 17, 2011[1]

Pinecrest Gardens is a 20-acre (81,000 m2) park in Pinecrest, Florida on the corner of Southwest 111th Street (Killian Drive) and Southwest 57th Avenue (Red Road).

It was the original location of the Parrot Jungle, a theme park started in 1936 until they relocated to the city of Miami's Watson Island in 2003. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Parrot Jungle Historic District in 2011.[1]

The park includes a variety of sites including a Botanical gardens, butterfly exhibit, swan lake, petting zoo, children's playground, and a popular splash-n-play area. The park also hosts an annual fine arts festival, MagiCamp, and is available for rental for private parties, receptions, etc.[2]

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