Maurice A. Ferré Park

Formerly called Museum Park, the 21-acre Maurice A. Ferré Park is home to the Peréz Art Museum Miami and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Located north of American Airlines Arena, this park is considered an extension of Bayfront Park. It sits right on Biscayne Bay and has an outdoor amphitheater, grassy areas, walking and biking baths and Plaza de la Marina Española (Spanish Navy Plaza), a monument that honors the Spanish Navy and its arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

Maurice A. Ferré Park Facilities

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Bayfront Park Management Trust is a limited agency of the City of Miami. The Trust manages two downtown waterfront parks.
All facilities mentioned below are available for rental. 

Plaza of the Spanish Navy

The plaza features a monument that honors the Spanish Navy that arrived in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492. The monument was erected in 1991 near the mooring site of the Spanish tall ship Juan Sebastian Elcano by Mayor Xavier Suarez and Consul General Erik I. Martel.

For information or to request a promoter’s kit, contact Santravia Butler at 305-358-7550 or sbutler@miamigov.com

Waterfront Baywalk at Maurice a ferre park

The park features the longest waterfront baywalk in Miami, with a promenade from Biscayne Boulevard to Biscayne Bay providing pedestrian access to a collection of museums. With sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and the epic Miami skyline, it is a serene reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city and a perfect place to jog or walk. The 28-acre waterfront park includes winding walkways, bathrooms, benches, pedestrian access to museums, plenty of trees for shade, and beautiful sculptures.

For information or to request a promoter’s kit, contact Santravia Butler at 305-358-7550 or sbutler@miamigov.com

Looking Into My Dreams, Awilda

Awilda is a sculpture by Jaume Plensa. The 39-foot tall sculpture originally stood in the surf of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, before being moved to Chicago’s Millennium Park. It stood in Millennium Park from June 2014 until January 2016. As of March 2017, Awilda stands at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.  It is composed of resin and marble dust, with a metal support structure and an internal frame of fiberglass.

Awilda is based on a real person, a Dominican girl who came to Spain with her mother, who Plensa knew in Barcelona. Plensa took her portrait with a laser scanner, capturing 3D information to manipulate and scale into larger models.

 

For information or to request a promoter’s kit, contact Santravia Butler at 305-358-7550 or sbutler@miamigov.com

Waterfront Baywalk at Maurice a ferre park

The park features the longest waterfront baywalk in Miami, with a promenade from Biscayne Boulevard to Biscayne Bay providing pedestrian access to a collection of museums. With sweeping views of Biscayne Bay and the epic Miami skyline, it is a serene reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city and a perfect place to jog or walk. The 28-acre waterfront park includes winding walkways, bathrooms, benches, pedestrian access to museums, plenty of trees for shade, and beautiful sculptures.

For information or to request a promoter’s kit, contact Santravia Butler at 305-358-7550 or sbutler@miamigov.com

Bayfront park management trust

Covid Restrictions

Welcome back to Bayfront Park and Maurice A. Ferré Park! Do your part to keep our parks open from Sunrise to Sunset for all by following the rules below during your visit. These rules are being strictly enforced by Miami Police and park security.
 
REQUIRED
  • Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
  • Playground Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. The playground is open for use with mindfulness of maintaining social distancing/6ft distance from others.
  • Wear a face covering at all times, unless engaged in rigorous activity /under 2 years old.
  • Maintain a 6ft distance (two arms’ lengths) from anyone outside of your immediate household.
  • All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

NOT ALLOWED

  • No park use allowed without face coverings.
  • No parties, barbecues or gatherings of any kind.
  • No use of park assets: Maurice A. Ferré Park restrooms.