Today we’re looking at those spaces that breathe life into a city: parks.

Park Land-Use in Miami-Dade County, Florida -- 2013. Source: Matthew Toro

Park Land-Use in Miami-Dade County, Florida — 2013. Source: Matthew Toro

I kept it simple: only beaches, municipal-operated, and county-operated parks were included. These criteria effectively excluded the following uses, which are part of Miami-Dade County’s default “Park” category:

  • Recreational Vehicle Parks/Camps
  • Private Recreational Facilities Associated with Private Residential Developments
  • Private Recreational Camps/Areas
  • Cemeteries
  • Golf courses
  • Other Nature Preserves and Protected Areas, which, for the most part, are completely inaccessible for public recreation/leisure
  • Marinas

And, significantly, this map doesn’t show Biscayne National Park, our local, primarily aquatic national park covering the bulk of central and southern Biscayne Bay.

What do you think? Where are more parks needed in our community?

2 Responses to Park Land-Use in Miami-Dade

  1. Dario says:

    nice map but only large parks are easily recognized at this scale. Neighborhood level maps may be better for showing the lack of parks within walking distance.

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  2. County needs to open Parcel B says:

    Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez needs to demand the locks come off the gates blocking Parcel B from the public. Parcel B is east of the AAA Arena and it has been supposed to be a soccer field or green space for 17-20 years. It is waterfront. It is public. Why is it fenced off?

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