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Peacock Park, Miami

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#17 of 32 in Parks in Miami
Peacock Park is a 9.4acre public, urban park in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida on the shore of Biscayne Bay.
Among the first permanent settlers in South Florida were grocers Charles and Isabella Peacock who arrived in Coconut Grove encouraged to establish a hotel. Their hotel, built in 1883, was called Bay View House and was the first hotel on mainland Florida south of Palm Beach. Later renamed the Peacock Inn, it was where the first community gatherings in Miami were held. Some visitors to the inn stayed in the area and this was the beginning of Coconut Grove, South Florida's first mainland community. Closing in 1902, the Peacock Inn building became the Lake Placid School until the school moved to Pompano Beach in 1925 The building was torn down in 1926. Later the property became a city park. After the hotel closed in 1902 Ralph Munroe established Camp Biscayne nearby so there would be a place for visitors to stay.
The city of Miami purchased the private property in 1934 for $63,500 and established it as the public Coconut Grove Bayfront Park, renamed in honor of the aforementioned Peacocks in 1973. Considered the Miami equivalent of the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York, during the 1960s the park and surrounding Coconut Grove area became notable as a center for hippies and the youth counterculture, hosting several be-ins and concerts during the latter part of the decade. Nearby Dinner Key hosted a now-infamous Doors concert where lead singer Jim Morrison allegedly exposed himself in 1969.
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  • Idyllic small park with access to the water. We were lucky and we were able to observe squirrels, herons, iguanas. Otherwise not much going on in the park.
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  • A small park that was right next to my hotel. Otherwise, there is no reason to look at the park. Relatively small, without a beautiful view of the sea, there are few reasons to come here. There is a large free lawn on which you can play sports. In the evening the park is very nicely illuminated and this is also the highlight of the park. You certainly don't have to go there extra.
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  • We enjoyed a lovely picnic here this afternoon and walked around the area. It's so beautiful down by the water, watching the boats, people fishing, so relaxing. Especially after the brush with Hurricane Dorian this past week it felt good to get out and chill.😎
  • A lighted park at night makes for a wonderful stroll at night. A medium playground for kids to enjoy along with a mini net soccer field and basketball court. The grass and walkways could be better looked after though
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