The Highland Oaks Park in the northern Miami-Dade County houses one of the last remaining freshwater wetlands located at the headwaters of the renowned Oleta River. It is the only natural river remaining in the Miami-Dade County. The Highland Oaks Park is a huge park with a number of open fields. It is a favorite place for the athletes. The park also has boardwalks that are accessible by all, a fishing dock and trails. The most popular trails include the Black Oak Barren Trail & Spring Lake Trail. There are restrooms and a main office which you can view as soon as you come up the main drive.
Apart from the athletic fields, the Highlands Oak Park offers a number of facilities such as soccer, fitness, bicycle riding, baseball and a volleyball sand court which has no lights. Te park is home to the North Miami Beach Little League team. Supervised sports programming is offered during school breaks and after-school at Highland Oaks Park. There is also adult programming.
The park also features something which is popularly known as the Spirit Tree. More than 10 years ago a group of neighbors came together to paint this Spirit Tree. However, the tree mural with the painted leaves of blue, red and yellow handprints is gradually fading. There have been talks of renovating the tree and the park in general. The task has been entrusted to Hands on Miami which has promised to bring more than 100 volunteers to beautify Highlands Oak Park.
Highlands Oak Park is a beautiful spot of serenity in Miami. The staff here makes an effort to maintain this place and some work is going on in the back area for preparing new wet lands which is yet another reason to come here with your friends and family. There is a tranquil lake inside the park with a jogging track path around it. So if you want your little one to get into sports then you should come down here as often as you can. The kids can play to their hearts' content while you enjoy the sylvan surroundings.