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.
I read an article in the Miami Herald about hidden gems in Miami-Dade County. The article mentioned a little-known seaside park named Alice C Wainwright Park located close to U.S. 1 and S. Miami Avenue. The park sits among million dollar homes and overlook the bay near Key Biscayne.
I stopped by on my lunch break one day and came away with some great pictures. It was a sunny and windy day and the view was spectacular. Here are some of the images of the park and the view:
Vista View Park is a little “gem” tucked away in the western part of Broward County. This park located in Davie Florida near Griffin Road and I-75, sits on 272 acres.
Vista View is popular with fitness-conscious residents. The park offers trails for jogging, cycling and horseback riding. There are 2 fishing piers at the park, an area for model planes and a track for remote-controlled (RC) cars. The following are some pictures taken at the park today and within the past few weeks.
A few months ago I saw a crew setting up what looked like a bike rental stall/station near the Performing Arts Centre in Fort Laudeerdale. Some time later I found out that Broward’ County has embraced a bike-sharing program that has been in place in many cities across America.
On Wednesday December 2011 Broward County and the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Dania Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Hallandale launched a bike sharing program A company called B-cycle supplied 200 bikes initially.
Here are some interesting facts about Broward.Bcycle.com
“In our first year of operation, B-cycle helped you burn 3.4 MILLION calories and kept 87,804 lbs of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere.”
- “Our B-team is working 7 days a week to make sure you always have a tuned & ready B-cycle. We service 275 bicycles at 27 stations in 6 cities in Broward County, FL – and growing. More than 26,000 people have explored these cities by B-cycle!”