Bayfront Park, Miami

Bayfront Park, Miami (must see)

Bayfront Park is a large green space in downtown Miami sprawled near the financial district and the American Airlines Arena. The park is located on Biscayne Bay and is the venue of many commemorative events.

Bayfront covers an area of 32 acres and was established after the city of Miami acquired a strip of waterfront land from the Florida East Coast Railway. The first designs were made by architect Warren Henry Manning and the park was opened to the public in 1925. In 1980, it was extensively remodeled by the Japanese American modernist artist and landscape architect, Isamu Noguchi.

The park received extentive national attention following the assassination of Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak on February 15, 1933. Cermak was shot and mortally wounded while shaking hands with President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt in front of Bayfront Park by assassin Giuseppe Zangara. Cermak died 19 days later. A serious debate has ensued as to whether Zangara had been actually trying to assassinate Roosevelt instead, however no firm evidence has been found to prove this theory.

Bayfront Park is now managed by the Bayfront Park Management Trust. It is the venue of many important celebrations like the Independence Day Celebrations and the Official New Years Eve party.

Why You Should Visit:
The closeness of water, enhanced by the latest extension to the Miami River, makes this place very special.
The area allows visitors to enjoy beautiful downtown skyline and bay views. Live music in the amphitheater and the always friendly mood makes it particularly inviting.

Tip:
Check online schedule for the many activities that are always happening in this park.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am-11pm

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Sight Name: Bayfront Park
Sight Location: Miami, USA (See walking tours in Miami)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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