Given that Miami’s year-round sunny weather is one of our greatest assets, it’s no surprise that we really love our luscious green spaces. And while one could argue that we could benefit from even more parks and destinations for community gatherings, the list is growing much to our delight. The latest space added to that tropical lineup is the highly anticipated M Park by The Shops at Midtown Miami.

For such a residence-filled, shop-driven neighborhood bustling with the comings and goings of many pedestrians, there’s no surprise that a need for a community park has been answered by the retail destination that built Midtown in the first place. Located at the center’s central round-about near Nordstrom Rack and West Elm, M Park will be a wonderful addition to the daily life of both neighborhood residents and travelers alike with a capacity of over 200 people.

The new park consists of two areas: an open grassy space with welcoming seating for relaxing and events, and an enclosed playground for kids. The vibrantly-colored playground is designed for children aged two to 12, consisting of four separate play structures for visitors to enjoy. The play structures feature multiple levels with climbers, slides, rock walls, cargo climbing nets and monkey bars under integrated sail shades. The two sides of the park, connected by a large Gumbo Limbo tree in the center for shade, are surrounded by artificial turf.

“We are excited to welcome the community to the new and improved M Park in the heart of Midtown Miami.” said Richard Forrest, Vice President of Property Management. “There was a need in Midtown for a beautiful green space for locals and visitors to stop by, recharge and let their kids play. The Community Development District worked hard to transform M Park into a premier destination for fun, creativity and relaxation for the city of Miami. We are excited and proud to share it with our neighbors and shoppers.”

While an official grand opening event for the community and local dignitaries is slated for Saturday, August 21, you’ll still be able to take advantage of the new green space until then with regular activations and local events. But even if you’re not going there for a happening, you can still head there to relax and enjoy a picnic with food from one of The Shops at Midtown Miami’s many restaurants, and take in the beauty of a growing neighborhood.