Photo Shows South Beach’s New 3-Acre Canopy Park Nearing Completion

South Beach is getting a new 3-acre green space called Canopy Park, and a photo shows that it is nearing completion.

Canopy Park will include:

  • botanical garden
  • dog park
  • fitness area
  • event lawn next to native trees
  • art pavilion
  • kids zone designed by Monstrum

A pedestrian bridge will be built to connect the new space to the baywalk and beachwalk.

Construction is also underway next door on the tallest building in South Beach – the 44-story, 546-foot Canopy Club. A $345 million construction loan was issued for that project earlier this year.

ArquitectonicaGEO is designing the new park.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Very nice addition to Miami Beach!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nearly 1/2 year behind (revised) schedule.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah no shit, thats what pandemics do…

Bandit
1 month ago

Amazing, more green spaces like this, please! Also, it’s crazy that this lot has been empty for so long. Surreal to see development there

Azarius
1 month ago

And the perfect fit too definitely looking forward to the park space!

Azarius
1 month ago

Wonder how the bridge will interact with the mono link

Grady Muhammad
1 month ago

Very good question 2

Anonymous
1 month ago

It will block it, I think that’s the point.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Very cool, and the pedestrian bridge…VERY NICE!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I absolutely love this.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Finally they do something with this area of land in Miami. It was like this for like a decade now, great to see some progress with this lot.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I miss the 7/11 that was there. So often, it was the last stop to buy something on my way out of South Beach.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is so sad we used to be able to see the beach and everything now is full of concrete they should change their name to another city is not Miami Beach anymore there’s no Beach

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

Yes, I could see how that 7/11 could be useful for people to stop at and get something, before leaving the Beach. Theoretically, that is.

Personally, in many years of living on the Beach and working downtown, I never once was early enough for work that I had time to stop at that 7/11 for coffee or anything else. But that’s just me.

¯\_ (ツ)_/¯

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can’t wait to go for the first time!! More parks for Miami please

William
1 month ago

I love the ramp to the pedestrian bridge… Very nice idea. really connects both sides of the beach a bit more. Hope they pull this off as envisioned!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Beach scale is amazing. Love the architecture there

Budding Bureaucrat.
1 month ago

I love it!

The Far Side !!!
1 month ago

“kids zone designed by Monstrum”

Are Monstrum the ones that eat kids? Or Ogres?

When I was a kid, I was scare of having a monstrum in my closet, that’s why my parents put a nightlight on the room !

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

Are you people serious with all these gushing comments? A couple dozen trees arranged around an open grassy area is not a, “canopy park.” There’s no canopy. It is a typical Miami “lawn park” that few people will ever use.

If they were going to put a grass lawn there, they could’ve at least made it cantilevered with a bandshell at one end. A little amphitheater, in other words. People could get a lot of enjoyment out of that.

Or put a soccer field there. Soccer fields always stay busy in Miami. The ones at Flamingo Park are a constant hubbub of activity, with people playing and watching. Along with soccer you also see people playing football, frisbee football and other sports.

The kid’s playground will get some traffic, but not as much as you might think. Playgrounds in residential areas are almost always busy because there are usually lots of kids around, but in that part of South Beach? Not so much.

Few kids live around there. Most of the students at nearby South Pointe Elementary are the children of people who work in Miami Beach during the day, and take their kids home with them at night to Kendall or wherever.

It’s not horrible. Aesthetically it looks nice and will make for an attractive entrance to Miami Beach. However, designed differently this space could’ve had high utility in addition to just looking good from Alton Road. With the way they’ve done it they might as well have put another shopping center there.

When this whole development is done I bet people will wish that something better had been put in the park area, and that the condo tower had been kept shorter.

Just wait until you see how high that thing is when it’s done. It will be a looming monstrosity that will literally cast a huge shadow over the whole area. It is completely out of scale with its immediate surroundings.

Sorry to be such a Negative Nelly about this, but hey. That’s Realtalk!

chupacabra
1 month ago

i agree about the shadow cast by that monstrosity…in the late fall and winter months when the sun is much lower in the southern sky its gonna block out the sun for the “canopy”

Anonymous
1 month ago

Smells like sewage around the park

Anonymous
1 month ago

Absolutely

Anonymous
1 month ago

“A pedestrian bridge will be built to connect the new space to the baywalk and beachwalk.” Translation, “a pedestrian bridge will be built to block clearance for transit.” Where’s Pete Buttplug where you need parroting urban legends about Robert Moses tactics?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Miami Beach is no longer Miami Beach is New York City

Anonymous
1 month ago

Looks nice. Now give Alton a road diet so that people from the east can safely cross the current traffic sewer. And knock down the flyover.

Realtalk Reilly
1 month ago

What are you talking about? A “road diet”? “Knock down the flyover”??

You obviously don’t even live on South Beach. The flyover is absolutely needed otherwise there’s no way to have a continuous flow of traffic going north on Alton. Without it you’d have constant traffic backups on the MacArthur.