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Best Picnic Spot Miami 2010 - Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park

1725 NE 135th St.

North Miami, FL 33181


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Sure, there are the obvious spots: Crandon Park for sun-soaked cookouts and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for a quiet day in the shade. But this 22-acre park is the kind of untapped green space that will make you forget you live in the city. The place looks like a scene from FernGully. Located in North Miami, the park is covered in most parts by a thick canopy of trees. Don't be surprised if you see dozens of yellow butterflies fluttering about. Or a pony trotting by. Arch Creek juts through the center, attracting creatures of both the feathery and scaly variety. Here you can escape the rest of the world, drink beer in the sun, or throw a birthday party for your kid. There are grills, sheltered areas, a butterfly garden, and even horse and pony rides. Pavilion rentals are available for North Miami residents at a cost of $100; nonresidents pay $200. There is no fee for entrance or parking.
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Ah, a beautiful piece of serenity right in our neighborhood...Great place to pack a picnic!


The park is beautiful, however, the horses that are regular there are not being well taken care off. the nicest ones are the new comer. The horses fight for the hay left on the ground in the morning and the treats people bring.The horses charges other horses carying children. The foreman is a recovering alcoholic, that goes on drug and alcohol binges and one of the tenant should not be allowed close to kids as is past is doubtful, thus his present. The rules and regulations for safety are ignored, it's surprising there has not been more accidents. The kids do what evr they want and it's often people have to wait until the kids are done playing with their own horse to take theirs on a paying ride.