Village Of Parks - Palmetto Bay

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty LLC BK 3126272

Palmetto Bay has earned itself the nickname the Village of Parks.  The following parks make up the parks system in Palmetto Bay:

Deering Estate at Cutler - 16701 SW 72 Avenue.  Follow Old Cutler Road to 168th Street where you'll see signs to this exquisite, unforgettable experience.  The rustle of the palms, lapping bay water and songs of the birds will take you back to gentler times in south Florida.  And to think people actually lived in this paradise.  Not to be missed.

Bill Sadowski Park Palmetto BayBill Sadowski Nature Preserve - 17555 SW 79 Avenue.  Just drive on 176 Street and east of 79th Avenue you'll see the entrance to the park.  To the South of 176th Street lies about half of the total 30 acres, but that area is not trekkable.  The walking trail is to the North.  This preserve is the only facility of it's kind in the area.  You can enjoy live animal exhibits in the main building, a butterfly garden, campfire ring, bird feeders, canoe rentals, monkey jungle for the kiddies, picnic tables and Eco-Adventure Tours.  One super-dee-duper thing to do here is on Saturday nights.  Each Saturday at 8PM, weather permitting, the Southern Cross Astronomical Society holds FREE stargazing at the outdoor observatory.  Bring a lawn chair, sit back and gaze into the heavens.

Coral Reef Park - in the heart of Palmetto Bay at 7895 SW 152nd Street.  Coral Reef Park is over 50 acres of open green spaces, lush landscaping and facilities available for party rentals.  The curved bridge at Coral Reef has become a Palmetto Bay landmark.  The C-100 canal runs through it, adding to it's appeal.  The park is even better with the new addition of beach volleyball courts.  Come play or just bring a pinic basket and relax.

Palmetto Bay Park - 17535 SW 95th Avenue.  Formerly known as Perrine Park and sized at 5 acres, Palmetto Bay Park is now a 25-acre park facility, including a skate pavilion, basketball courts, 6 new softball fields, walking path and 2-story concession building.  The park is in it's final construction phases and is presently closed.  None of the facilities are available for use yet.  Stay tuned for news!

Perrine Wayside Park - U.S. 1 just south of 164th Street.  The original 3-acre park is getting a facelift and will become a dog-friendly park complete with ponds, specific areas for different size dogs as well as pet drinking fountains.  Still under construction.

PalmettoBay Banyan Trees Ludovici Park - 17641 Old Cutler Road.  Under development.  Future site of the Palmetto Branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System.  The proposed plans call for a 5,000 SF library building and a 2,012 SF, 2-story Community Center right beside Ludovici Park, an environmentally-oriented park.  The entire complex will be within walking distance of Thalatta Park.

Thalatta Park - try saying that three times fast =) 17301 Old Cutler Road.  A former private residence on four acres right on Biscayne Bay.  Thalatta Park is still under development as the village seeks to follow through with it's conceptual plans to add walking trails, renovations to the historic structure, landscaping, parking and other features.

If you're looking for something to do in Palmetto Bay, the parks are always an excellent choice.  As one of the park managers said to me, "as long as it gets you outside, it's a good thing."

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Maggie Dokic - Broker/Owner - Special Miami Homes

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Comments (19)

Stephanie Edwards-Musa - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Hey Maggie,  great information on parks in Palmetto Bay.  They sounds amazing!!
Oct 05, 2007 02:40 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Stephanie - they are!  The more I learn about Palmetto Bay, the more I love it.
Oct 05, 2007 02:47 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I love parks. Greenspace has always been important to me, even more so when I lived in the city back east. This is great local content, Maggie. Next you can add virtual tours of each park as you visit them!


Oct 05, 2007 02:49 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Jeff - have you been peeking?  LOL  That's exactly what I aim to do, complete with updated links back here.  I've already got pictures for most of these.  I'm on a roll!
Oct 05, 2007 02:52 PM
Marlene Bridges
Village Real Estate Services, Inc. - Laguna Hills, CA
Laguna Homes|Laguna Condos|Laguna Real Estate
Maggie - These photos are so beautiful.  Thanks for sharing a glimpse of the beauty of Florida.
Oct 05, 2007 03:08 PM
Bob Carney
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales - Mc Henry, MD
Licensed MD/PA Real Estate Agent

Is this the Blog that Ate St Paul...T's avatar is the only thing left...  Did you get a haircut with Nick?

Oct 05, 2007 03:25 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Marlene - it's my pleasure.  The Banyan tree especially captivates me.  I'm dreaming up a blog about them. =)  Thanks for stopping by.
Oct 05, 2007 03:25 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Bob - I wish! (the comparison to T's blog).  No haircut.  My hair was pinned back like I usually wear it.  I'm revamping and staying focused on my goal. =)  Localism, look out!

Oct 05, 2007 03:27 PM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!
Maggie, this is truly a beautiful area of the country.  This is a great reference post for anyone visiting for a vacation as well. When a community puts effort into creating spaces to enjoy nature, it improves the quality of life.
Oct 05, 2007 04:11 PM
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
Maggie - buyers love to be in an area with great parks - nicely done (I liked the other photo better your smile is one of your best features)
Oct 05, 2007 05:52 PM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Maggie - that new avatar agrees with you because this is some kick b*tt Localism - no that's what I've been looking for - who knew it was in the parks of Village of Parks in Palmetto Bay - You go girl!! There's gold in them thar posts!!!!  
Oct 05, 2007 07:30 PM
Boomer Jack Boardman & Carl McIntyre, the Codgers
Noted Curmudgeons - Saint Paul, MN

Maggie: I love parks--thanks for the view. Your avatar makes me squirm, 'cause it is LOOKING AT ME! I had to brush my beard so I wouldn't appear unkempt as I read this post! ;-)


Oct 05, 2007 10:26 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Lola - your choice of words always amaze me.  "Green space is good" doesn't sound quite as beautiful as what you wrote!  Thanks for stopping by.  Always.

Thesa - you're sweet and you can enjoy my smile when you visit in December. (I can't wait!)  For now, all you get is the eye.  LOL

Cyndee - I wanted to kick some but wasn't quite sure how LOL.  Thanks for your support.  I'm on a mission. =)

Jay - oh stop it.  I'm sure your beard was fine.  You don't strike me as the 'unkempt' kind.


Oct 05, 2007 11:01 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Maggie, All the parks sound lovely and especially the Nature Preserve.  It sounds as though Palmetto Bay is going to be one beautiful place to live with all these additions and wonderful things to do.  Lovely post, I can't wait to see follow ups myself.
Oct 05, 2007 11:27 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Carole - the beauty of Palmetto Bay is that it's been around for decades, if not a century or more.  It's residents wanted a more active role in it's preservation and decided to incorporate a few years ago.  Prior to that the mailing address was Miami, Florida.  I'm completely in love with it.
Oct 06, 2007 12:04 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Maggie - This place has many parks.  Parks are alway a great place in a community where you can go to relax, the citizens of  Palmetto should be thankful they have a choice.
Oct 06, 2007 05:58 AM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Jennifer - even the four-legged citizens are covered in Palmetto Bay.  I'm taking the kids stargazing at Bill Sadowski tonight.  I hope the weather cooperates!
Oct 06, 2007 06:15 AM
Rita Taylor
None - Sanford, NC
Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina


The parks in Palmetto Bay sound great.  Parks can really make it much easier to enjoy a community.  The stargazing sounds like fun. 

Oct 10, 2007 04:00 PM
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |
Rita - the trip to the observatory was fun.  The kids enjoyed it almost as much as I did!
Oct 10, 2007 09:31 PM

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