Definitely a nice place to have a picnic, and we did. Plently of sun sheltered benches, nice bay water inlet pool for the kids or if you just have to splash around for a bit. A nice place to get away from the usual crowds because no one knows about it. It also boast spectacular views of downtown. If you want to have a picnic with a couple of your closest friends then this is the place to go.
Best Picnic Spot Miami 2006 - Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park offers many options for couples, families, and friends looking for a picnic destination. Most notable is the two-story coral pavilion standing tall and dignified amid the green foliage like a misplaced artifact from Atlantis. The first floor is equipped with tables and a grill for comfortable midday munching. The roof offers plenty of leg-room, with an exalted view of the lake and surrounding flora. If you prefer a more earthly experience, spread that red-checkered blanket under the shady boughs of lofty trees or absorb some rays in the patch of grass in front of the pond. Sip some juice or burn off the calories from that sandwich as you stroll along the sun-sheltered nature trails. If the abundance of coral structures and Biscayne Bay breeze leave you longing for a bit of Tritonesque revelry, a calm man-made atoll pool can fulfill your saltwater longing without giving you a postlunch cramp.