Getting a sweat on has never stopped being a priority for us, especially with all the ‘Pandemic 15’ gaining that’s been going on. No? Just us? Okay, well if you’re looking to get a great workout in without spending the dollars you would otherwise throw down for a gym membership or a bootcamp class, our many parks around town actually offer a lot in the way of workout options. Here are a handful of beautiful parks with outdoor gyms ready for use:
A truly beloved Miami park, this one’s been an anchor for the Coconut Grove community for years. David T. Kennedy Park has a little bit of everything you want out of a neighborhood greenspace. Untouched mangroves and pines, well-kept trails for walking or running, wellness courses, a dog park, benches and boardwalks along the bay, and an active beach volleyball community.
It’s My Ami
We can easily say that this Edgewater park is one of, if not the most active park in all of Miami. Margaret Pace Park is constantly a-buzz with multiple fitness classes happening simultaneously–from yoga to group bootcamp, to rebound and Zumba. Their basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts are always in use, but if you look around the perimeter of the bayside space, you’ll notice an outdoor vida course set up with several stations for a full body workout.
While Miami locals have full right to eye roll every time outsiders assume Miami Beach is the same thing as Miami, the beach does offer much by way of entertainment. And few outdoor gyms are as entertaining as “Muscle Beach” on 9th and Ocean Drive. The famous outdoor fitness park not only has every tool you’ll need to get in a hard, strength workout, but the gym regulars are also a healthy, helpful community.
City of Miami Beach
Living in a subtropical climate, these parks serve as a window to what our land once looked like before civilization set in. Indian Hammocks Park down in Kendall is a perfect example of our region’s many native environments while still keeping a well-trimmed space for all kinds of activities. There are plenty of trails here for walks in nature, a sports center featuring 36 holes of disc golf plus a skateboard court with ramps & a skate shop.
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Probably the most well-known park around town among locals for large gatherings, football games, and track meets, Tropical Mark is an absolute Miami landmark. In addition to soccer, softball, basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts, it has a tennis center with 12 tennis courts. There are four lakes within the park, a two-acre dog park, as well as paddle-boating, and freshwater fishing. Cyclists, joggers, and runners use the miles of paved pathways circulating through park.
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