Parks and Recreation Department - Park Facilities

Tot-Lots

  • Alfred Besade Park - 11825 NE 19 Drive
  • Breezeswept Tot-lot - 12501 NE 2 Avenue
  • Enchanted Forest Tot-lot - 1725 NE 135 Street
  • Joseph Weil Tot-lot at Keystone Park - 13050 Ixora Court
  • Kiwanis Tot-lot - 12100 NW 16 Avenue
  • North Miami Tot-lot - 305 NW 136 Street
  • Pepper Park Tot-lot - 1255 NW 135 Street
  • Rotary-Overbrook Shores Tot-lot at Alhambra Heights - 200 NW 123 Street
  • Sunkist Grove Tot-lot - 12500 NW 13 Avenue
Ben Franklin Park

13400 NW 12 Avenue
North Miami, Fl 33168
305.895.9840
305.685.1383

Eddie Milanese
Recreation Specialist
emilanese@northmiamifl.gov

 


Cagni Park

13498 NE 8 Avenue
North Miami, Fl 33161
305.895.9840

Anthony Garcia
Recreation Specialist
agarcia@northmiamifl.gov

 
Cagni Gymnasium

791 NE 135 Street
North Miami, Fl 33161

Anthony Garcia
Recreation Specialist
agarcia@northmiamifl.gov

 
Claude Pepper Park

1255 NW 135 Street
North Miami, Fl 33167
305.895.9840
305.685.2265

Andre Sorey
Recreation Specialist
asorey@northmiamifl.gov

 
Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park

1725 NE 135 Street
North Miami, Fl 33181

Park Office: 305.895.1119
Administrative Office: 305.895.9840

Lola Heasley
Park Naturalist
lheasley@northmiamifl.gov

 

The Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park is a 22-acre oasis of subtropical plants, trees and animals which borders Arch Creek in the heart of North Miami. It offers scenic beauty, paved trails and 2 picnic facilities that can be rented for special events and parties. There is also a private pony ride concession within the park.

There are special events and programs offered at the park throughout the year.

  • Learn More about the LGBTQ Monument Learn More about the LGBTQ Monument-


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    In March 2017, the City of North Miami dedicated a monument to the heroes of South Florida’s LGBTQ community, during a heartfelt ceremony at North Miami’s Elaine Gordon Enchanted Forest Park. The 6ft tall multi-colored art sculpture, dubbed “Untitled,” was designed by Miami, FL based artist, A.G. Its poles are made of enamel, over aluminum. The colors in each pole are identical to the colors used in the Mediapro HD Ultimate F/X 18 Color Makeup Palette, an artistic choice made by A.G. to represent the colors “used in Theatrical and cinematic representations of characters to convey or accentuate a hyperbolized reality of who we can be, or what can be done onto us,” as stated by A.G. The artistic elements of the sculpture are further accentuated by its location, adjacent to the park’s ambient lake, fountain walker’s bridge. The sculpture was created as part of the city of North Miami’s Art in Public Places program.

    The artist calls the sculpture a testament to “the power of queerness.” AG says, “The power of queerness lies not only in the potential to learn, but the ability to teach how to access the tools, modalities, and states of mind needed to assimilate new progressive and fluid identities within an uncharted spectrum, while expanding the current rigid definitions of what it means to love both ourselves and others.”

    Tribute:
    Beyond its aesthetically pleasing nature, North Miami’s LGBTQ monument also includes a placard that gives a timeline of all major milestones in the LGBTQ Community at the local and state levels. The timeline ranges from January 1977 – January 2015 and includes the names of history makers, including: Ruth Shack, former Dade County Commissioner; former Florida State Representative Elaine Gordon, the park’s namesake; Miami Dade County Circuit Court Judge Victoria S. Sigler; Kevin Burns, Former North Miami Mayor; Frank Martin Gill, North Miami resident and activist; and Florida State Representative David Richardson.

    Words of Reflection:
    Councilman Scott Galvin, City of North Miami District 1
    North Miami has long been at the forefront of LGBTQ issues in South Florida. We were the first to offer domestic partner benefits to employees. The movement to overturn a Florida ban on gay adoptions was started by a resident. We were the first to have multiple openly-gay elected officials serving at the same time. And, of course, we are the home of Miami-Dade's first and only public sculpture dedicated to our LGBTQ pioneers. North Miami will continue to be a leader in gay rights issues as long as is needed!

    Media Releases:

    About the Artist:
    A.G.’s transdisciplinary practice aims to utilize production, theatrical modalities, and entertainment as a realm of thought, to elicit the notion that reality is a malleable material and that we are all uniquely capable agents of self-direction and identity-design. Through a compound practice of research and training in the fields of entertainment and conservatory style training, A.G. leverages these findings as performative works, while simultaneously scrutinizing the exhibition site as a site of production.

    He has exhibited nationally and abroad, with solo exhibitions including, INTRO at Artist Curated Projects in Los Angeles (2017); Don’t Tell Someone That You Like How They Are Doing Something Because They May Stop to Thank You at Regina Rex in New York City (2016) and Nobody Knows Me Better Than You, at Locust Projects in Miami, Florida (2014). He has also been included in several group exhibitions, including The Coffins of Paa Joe and The Pursuit of Happiness at Jack Shainman Gallery, NY and An Image at ArtCenter South Florida, in Miami Beach (2016). A.G. is a 2018 CINTAS Foundation Fellow Finalist (announcement of Fellow in October). He is also a 2017 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellow. His recent book, Reflections While Driving, was released by Line Script Diary in the Fall of 2017. His upcoming solo exhibition, A&E, will be presented by Primary, Miami, in September of 2019.

    Photo Gallery:


    LGBTQ Unveiling Ceremony
    3/4/2017

    Video Clip:

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    LGBTQ Unveiling Ceremony
    3/4/2017

    Location Information:

    Visit the sculpture at Elaine Gordon Enchanted Forest Park, 1725 NE 135th Street, North Miami, FL. Enter the park at the NE 135th Street Entrance. The monument is positioned just east of the park’s entrance.


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In March 2017, the City of North Miami dedicated a monument to the heroes of South Florida’s LGBTQ community, during a heartfelt ceremony at North Miami’s Elaine Gordon Enchanted Forest Park.

 

Jaycee Park
14195 NE 16 Court
North Miami, Fl 33181
305.895.9840
 
Keystone Park - Bobby Hamer Field
13050 Ixora Court
North Miami, Fl 33181
305.895.9840
 
Kiwanis Park
12100 NW 16 Avenue
North Miami, Fl 33167
305.895.9840
 
North Bayshore William Lehman Park
12220 North Bayshore Drive
North Miami, Fl 33181
305.895.9840

Dog Park Onsite
 
North Miami Athletic Stadium

2555 NE 151 Street
North Miami, Fl 33181
305.895.9840


 
Oleander Park

12100 NW 13 Avenue
North Miami, Fl 33167
305.895.9840

 

 
Veterans Memorial at Griffing Park  

NE 123 Street & West Dixie Highway
North Miami, Fl 33161
305.895.9840

 
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