Month: July 2014

Miramar Pineland – A New Park in Broward County

Miramar Pineland Park opened in Broward County in March 2013. The park sits near the Broward-MiamiDade Countyline off University Drive in Miramar Florida.

The 157-acre park mainly features pine trees. It has a nature trail, a viewing deck and a small play area for children.

According to the County’s website some of the plants you will see “include common wild pine, giant wild pine, meadowbeauty, nodding clubmoss, pickerelweed, Everglades Key false buttonwood, wand goldenrod, buttonbush, wild coffee, giant orchid, seaside primrosewillow.”

Butterflies seen at the park “include blue dasher, soldier, giant swallowtail, cloudless sulphur, gulf fritillary, Julia, zebra longwing, white peacock.”

“Birds, both resident and migratory, include great blue heron, tricolor heron, common moorhen, black-throated blue warbler, American kestrel, palm warbler, ovenbird, yellow-throated warbler, American redstart, red-tailed hawk, loggerhead shrike.”

There is an interesting history related to the park that you can read here.

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J C Bermudez Park in Doral

Amidst the “army” of restaurants, banks, hotels, distribution centers, warehouses, and other commercial interests in Doral, sits an “oasis” of relief: The J C Bermudez Park. The park is on west side of 87th Avenue between 25th Street and 36th Street.

J C Bermudez Park covers 82 acres of open green space and a scenic lake. There is a walking/jogging trail that measures just under a mile, a fitness area and a play area for children. There are also grills, tables for eating, and benches by the side of the lake for relaxing, spending time with a loved one or reading a good book. There are restrooms on the south side of the park.

According to the City of Doral the park is open from 7:00 AM to sunset weekdays and 8:00 AM to sunset on weekends and holidays. If you are in the area stop by, drive through the park and enjoy the view.

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