The Real Deal Miami

Miami’s Museum Park opens Saturday

The new park took 14 years and close to $40M to develop
June 13, 2014 04:30PM

A rendering of Museum Park

A rendering of Museum Park

After 14 years, Miami’s Museum Park will open to the public this Saturday.

The downtown waterfront park has been a site of contention for years, most recently because of plans to build a soccer stadium on a section of public green space – that proposal was scrapped recently by Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, according to the Miami Herald.

“Come see your park. Just stand out there, and look,’’ Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said. “We’ve created great bones for this park. It can be improved and enhanced. But the infrastructure came out much better than I ever expected. Everybody should be proud of this park.’’

The new $40 million park replaces the old Bicentennial Park, which lacked attractions and a socially conscious design. The site had essentially sat closed for years. [Miami Herald] Christopher Cameron