Lummus Park

Park sidewalk and volleyball

Park sidewalk and volleyball

Kids love Lummus Park

Kids love Lummus Park

Jogging with the dog (Boo) in Lummus Park

Jogging with the dog (Boo) in Lummus Park

Family friendly Lummus Park

Family friendly Lummus Park

Bike riding through Lummus Park

Bike riding through Lummus Park

Seagrape are numerous at Lummus Park

Seagrape are numerous at Lummus Park

Lummus Park

Sun and Sand

Lummus Park in South Beach and on the Atlantic Ocean is part of the Deco District and has been the backdrop for many a television and film scene. This beachfront park is one of the most popular destinations in Miami and a must-see for any tourist. There are public restrooms and paved paths for walking or biking but the main amenity is the beach itself, with clear turquoise water and tall beautiful palm trees. Lummus Park is within walking distance of Ocean Drives shopping, restaurants and sidewalk cafes.

A Storied History

According to local historian, Dr. Paul S. George, Lummus Park is one of Miami’s best-kept secrets as well as a popular destination for residents and visitors and even has a storied past as an alluring attraction from an earlier era.

The seven-acre park—Miami’s oldest—is nestled between Northwest 2nd and 3rd streets and I-95 and NW North River Drive, near the Miami River. Carved out of a sub-tropical hammock, the park rests on an oolitic limestone ridge that was graded at the time of its creation in 1909.

From the beginning, the park offered visitors a wide array of activities. It was even named after James E. Lummus, the City of Miami’s second mayor, who lived immediately south of it. It was most notable for its 28 shuffleboard courts that' wowed the throngs of visitors who enjoyed mixing with others with a fun game in the sun.

The park also contains two of Greater Miami’s most historic structures: the William English Slave Plantation House/Fort Dallas, which dates to the 1840s, and the Wagner Homestead House, built in the following decade by one of the area’s few settlers.

In the early decades of the 20th century, the neighborhood surrounding the park was among the city’s finest addresses - and it still is seen as THE Vacation Spot to stay in when traveling to Miami Beach. Among all the incredible and historic Art Deco hotels along it's Ocean Drive border, It also includes the stunning Scottish Rite Temple and the beautifully restored Temple Court Apartments, which are nearly 100 years of age, The Oaks rooming house on Northwest 3rd Street across from the park, as well as three beautifully restored houses on Northwest 4th Street are other structures not to miss in your quest for the historic side of South Beach. The portion of the neighborhood immediately north of the park is also a local historic district.

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