Downtown Miami Baywalk Now Connected From I-395 To Miami River

A key stretch of downtown Miami baywalk opened to the public last week, marking the first time there has been a continuous path along a key stretch of downtown Miami.

The newly opened baywalk adds a connection from Parcel B behind the Miami Heat’s FTX Arena to Museum Park, which the city renamed Maurice Ferre Park.

Fences were removed from the new baywalk last week, according to Ryan RC Rea.

With the newly opened stretch, pedestrians can now walk along the bay on on uninterrupted path from behind the Perez Art Museum next to I-395 all the way to the Miami River.

Construction had been underway since at least 2019.

Soon, the baywalk will be extended even further, after commissioners voted last month to spend millions on planning a pedestrian bridge to connect the baywalk past I-395 to the Resorts World Miami property and north into Edgewater.

The new pedestrian bridge may even become a destination unto itself. The city is considering a $20 million plan that would create an iconic design for the new bridge meant to become a gathering place.

 

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

We pay far too much money for these projects to take FAR TOO LONG.

They took years to do this and it’s just simple pavers. Morning more.

Anonymous
5 months ago

but they are iconic game changing pavers.

Azarius
5 months ago

And then a certain someone decided they want to throw money around and rename a perfectly good park

J.M.
5 months ago

It will always be Museum Park to me!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Finally!!! I’ll be walking there this weekend!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Need me someone to give me top here EXPEDITIOUSLY

Anonymous
5 months ago

Could of gave me $200,000 I would have done that by myself in a week!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Tell the truth, you would’ve spent $100,000 on the baywalk and the other $100,000 on a car.

Anonymous
5 months ago

You forgot to add the study that would take 5 years to see if it’s feasible to have a bay-walk.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Museum park needs a fancy coffee shop in it, perhaps in the structure right at the entrance.

Anonymous
5 months ago

What’s in that building?

Anonymous
5 months ago

water treatment facility… unfortunately not going anywhere

Anonymous
5 months ago

They could at least make it look nice.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Know it needs to go north and connect all of edgewater, which older buildings are blocking its continuous flow. But since theyre typically four stories im sure they will be replaced soon.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why doesn’t Google maps consider that area by the FTX a green shaded park?

Anonymous
5 months ago

Good call

parks on the waterfront please
5 months ago

I think the County considers it a park. 20 years ago the Heat were required to build out that space as a park, maybe as penance for building an arena to block our water views. As usual, the county wont force agreements with wealthy contributors

Anonymous
5 months ago

The reason for 3 year delay for this stretch is that A Hole Carollo wanted to fill the dock and sell it to a hotel. The construction material that was brought to connect the Parcel B baywalk was removed and it stayed in Limbo for 3 years. Blame that pos for this delay. Thank god the filling of the Bi Centennial Dock got rejected.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Hopefully it will bring in more people to Ferrè park and more things to do.

Anonymous
5 months ago

That appears backwards.. shouldn’t they place things in the park to attract more people?

Anonymous
5 months ago

You can look at it both ways, I guess.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Worth the investment.

Anonymous
5 months ago

It would be nice to enhance the riverwalk as well

Anonymous
5 months ago

Most of its city land anyway. 20 years and that’s a big deal, .. not.

Anonymous
5 months ago

it’s good that they are expanding the baywalk. the baywalk needs to be expanded to cover the whole skyline area from sw 25 st to Nw 36 st and cover brickell downtown and edgewater. the first buildings constructed on brickell should go, they are old,ugly, small have no retail and have the best waterviews and limit access to the baywalk. I hope they are demolished and replaced with bigger and better buildings that have retail and the developers builds a baywalk for the community to enjoy and turn the southern area of brickell into a bustling neighborhood like the northern part of brickell

Anonymous
5 months ago

B-but, TNM you forgot the middle initial accent mark in “Ferre!”

Anonymous
5 months ago

Happy it’s done and can’t wait to use… food trucks would be a nice touch back there.

Calivalle..
5 months ago

Awesome vibes congratulations….😎😎🌴🌴🌴

Anonymous
5 months ago

Ha! Great Mayor!!! Thank God the park got named after him.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Museum Park was a better name

Anonymous
5 months ago

Basic nothing special, no rails or anything to keep kids or anyone from falling into the water

Anonymous
5 months ago

If there’s no people falling into the water, that’s taking away the excitement!

Anonymous
5 months ago

Learn how to walk, you’ll be fine.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Lol

Anonymous
5 months ago

By your logic we need to rail the entire east/west coast, the island Keys, Lake Okeechobee, and every man made lake in every gated community and in the State. ???

Anonymous
5 months ago

They’ll add it when someone falls in and drowns, as per usual.

Anonymous
5 months ago

It’s that kind of logic that delayed Coastal Link because mongoloids who can’t stay off the tracks when trains are clearly coming.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Yes….rails, padded surfaces on the pavers, warning signs to remind people not to jump over the safety rails, hand sanitizer kiosks every 12 feet, and signs every 6 ft advising people to mask up, ans wash their hands.

Only then will WE be a TRUE World city.