- Bicentennial Park (Miami)
caption=Western corner of Bicentennial Park as seen from
The Grand Doubletree
size=30 acres (.12 km²)
operator=Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department
status=Open all year
Bicentennial Park is a major public,
urban park(30 acres or .12 km²) in Downtown Miami, Florida. The park opened in 1976 after having previously been an old yacht basin. It was named "Bicentennial Park" to celebrate the bicentennial of the United Statesin that same year. Today, Bicentennial Park is maintained by Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department, a public organization that manages all the parks within Miami. Central Park is bordered on the north by I-395, Metromover, and the Miami Heraldheadquarters, on the south by the American Airlines Arenaand Bayside Marketplace, on the west by Biscayne Boulevardand on the east by Biscayne Bay. Bicentennial Park is host to many large-scale events as the park can hold around 45,000 people. Some of these events include Ultra Music Festival, a large, two-day music event, numerous rock concerts such as Warped Tour, various conventions, concerts, as well as boat tours around Biscayne Bay.
Seven blocks south, is Bicentennial Park's partner park, the 32 acre (.13 km²)
Bicentennial Park is currently undergoing a renovation to be renamed Museum Park for the construction of the new
Miami Art Museumand the Miami Science Museum. Renovations include a complete revamp of the park as it is currently underutilized for large parts of the year, due to its unwelcoming nature.
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