The Underline’s ‘Brickell Backyard’ Is Now Open

The Underline’s first phase is finally open in Brickell after two and a half years of construction.

The Brickell Backyard portion has been unofficially open for about a week.  An official opening is scheduled for Friday, February 26, according to Forbes.

The Brickell Backyard includes:

  • The River Room – next to the Miami River, and connecting The Underline to the Riverwalk. There is an art gallery, dog park, and native landscaping.
  • The Urban Gym – includes a half basketball court, and soccer and exercise areas.
  • The Promenade – includes a movie screen, stage, 50-foot communal table, and tables for chess and checkers.
  • Station Grove – a seating area at the entrance to the Brickell Metrorail station.
  • Oolite Room – also known as Miami Limestone, which was deposited around 75,000 to 125,000 years ago during the Sangamon interglacial. There will also be four butterfly gardens, meditative spaces, and bedrock benches.

Construction took extra long due to the complexity of building in Brickell. Later phases will be much easier to build, according to the county representative in charge of the project, the website reported.

Eventually, The Underline will run 10 miles with two additional phases. Plans for the second phase have already been submitted.

James Corner Field Operations designed The Underline.

 

(photo: the underline)

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Excellent. Improves Brickell quality of life.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Nice, but only one photo?🥺

Anonymous
7 months ago

Serriously! Whats up with that?

Dave the Crackhead ™
7 months ago

they (the underline) have a pretty good Instagram account with lots of photos/videos

Anonymous
7 months ago

We live in Brickell, and we were excited about this project. Yesterday we went for a walk… it was a huge disappointment. It’s basically a simple side walk with some tables and benches by the Brickell Station bus stop. The little sports area is okay, but nothing outside the ordinary. Plants are already dying, and we saw a water truck watering the plants, so it doesn’t even have sprinklers. For the time it took to complete this and the cost, this project was a slap on the face, not to mention that I’m pretty sure this was funded with taxpayers money which upsets me even more. Anyway, we’ll continue having our walks at Brickell Key.

Anonymous
7 months ago

i live in brickell and very happy with it

Maru
7 months ago

This is great, but I’ll never understand the incompetence it takes to take 2 and a half years to build a glorified square.

Anonymous
7 months ago

agreed!

Anonymous
7 months ago

And money.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Have you ever done anything important for the community?

Anonymous
7 months ago

clearly you’re not an engineer; and we thank you for not being one.

Anonymous
7 months ago

clearly its easy

Miko
7 months ago

Took less than 14 months to build the Empire State Building.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I hope it doesn’t become a homeless paradise

Anonymous
7 months ago

no it will only be a paradise for the soundcloud rappers and onlyfan celebrities of brickell. you know the demographic that really loves to be outside underneath a metro spot!

Anonymous
7 months ago

2.5 years of paint and gardening!

Don
7 months ago

How’s the hoop court???

Dave the Crackhead ™
7 months ago

its pretty nice, great place to unwind and listen to cars honking

Anonymous
7 months ago

LMAO – yeah can’t wait to hang out under a bridge — Miami always trying to rip off NYC. good luck

Anonymous
7 months ago

it is a great project, nothing wrong with copying good ideas, isn’t that what a leading city like NY supposed to do?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Except in NYC, the restaurants put there garbage on the sidewalk in front.

Mr. Miami
7 months ago

NYC? Where?

Don
7 months ago

It’s barely a bridge…pretty unfair characterization don’t you think?

Anonymous
7 months ago

it has a nice rim! I played there yesterday. But the soccer goals or on the side of the court, so people can’t play both at the same time.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Mmmmm, nice rim.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Great way to attract people who can’t afford Brickell, probably coming from MLK Station to play, and littering the park with empty Sprite bottles and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos bags. I lived in an apartment complex in Plantation that turned one of their tennis courts into a basketball court, and people from Sistrunk miles away came to wreck it.

NYC Loves Miami
7 months ago

I don’t think there’s going to be a bunch of people meeting just to play ball at a half court. Relax bro…

Anonymous
7 months ago

You sound very ignorant

Anonymous
6 months ago

You sound like you have a small mind

Anonymous
7 months ago

Very cool and long overdue

Anonymous
7 months ago

Only one photo? Lmao

Anonymous
7 months ago

What a nice amenity

Donald Trump Sucks
7 months ago

Lazy photographer lol

Anonymous
7 months ago

Lazy name lol

Anonymous
7 months ago

still withTDS

Azarius
7 months ago

More photos would’ve been nice. But bout time! I’m ready to see the rest of the design and the connection to the new park under 395 and south Brickell

Anonymous
7 months ago

Where’s the front yard??

Anonymous
7 months ago

I am perspiring just looking at that photo…

Anonymous
7 months ago

More photos?

Mamando
7 months ago

What’s Obama’s last name?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Where is this located

Anonymous
7 months ago

Where is the Map?

Anonymous
7 months ago

the homeless playground is now open for business!

Anonymous
7 months ago

When they gonna fix SW 1???

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why the down votes… it definitely needs to be paved, needs striping and needs pedestrian crosswalks!

Anonymous
7 months ago

tried giving you more than one down vote but wasn’t able

Anonymous
7 months ago

When the storm drain improvements are complete.

Donald Trump Sucks
7 months ago

Piece of crap

Anonymous
7 months ago

Your name is a piece of crap.

efwegiweds
7 months ago

I dont agree, but I do agree with your name!