Everglades National Park spans more than 1.5 million acres with multiple entrances and visitor centers. The main entrance is located in the city of Homestead in Miami-Dade county. The park was created in 1947 in an effort to protect the area from further damage to this extremely important environmental area. The Everglades, or "River of Grass", consists of wetlands and forests fed by water flowing out of Lake Okeechobee located to the north of the park.
Biscayne National Park is located south of the city of Miami and borders John Pennekamp State Park, Key Largo, and the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary. The park was formed in 1980 after being expanded from a National Monument (1968) into a much larger National Park. It's goal is to preserve the natural habitats and wildlife of Biscayne Bay, its offshore barrier reefs, and the upper keys (Boca Chita Key, Elliott Key, Adams Key and more).
The Camp Owaissa Bauer is considered one of the hidden treasures of Miami-Dade Country Parks & Recreation. A nice getaway from the hectic city life, this campsite is located in Homestead, Florida, United States. The park itself is built on a 110 acre area and contains plenty of trails that teach both children and adults interesting facts about the ecology/geology of The Sunshine State. It's equipped with vast facilities to house up to 160 campers overnight or for prolonged periods of time.
The Fruit and Spice Park is a botanical garden in Redland, an agricultural community in Miami-Dade County. The main attraction here are the numerous varieties of tropical fruits grown right on site. Enjoy learning about the 150 kinds of mangoes, 75 types of bananas, and over 40 types of grapes as well as a plethora of less familiar fruits (like Mangosteen and Dragon Fruit). The park primarily consists of varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and nuts.
Homestead Air Reserve Park is located just north of the military base in Homestead. The park consists of a very large open grassy area, a shelter, and building. The large field can be used for soccer, events, and for campouts.
The Homestead Bayfront Park is a beautiful beach park and marina in Miami-Dade County. The marina is located at Convoy Point next to the Biscayne National Park Headquarters, and can be accessed via boat. Families like to come here to enjoy the beautiful coral reefs, the natural atoll pool, and the wildlife of the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary and the Biscayne National Park. You can easily launch your boats or kayaks from the marina boat docks.
Losner Park is a well-known historical park located in the heart of Homestead Florida. It holds many historic monuments about the local area which are great for educating your children. It has well-kept landscaping and fresh green grass, great for tourists and families. The park features benches and a stage for performances. It is a very peaceful place for the family to engage in recreation activities when there is no major event being held. Losner Park hosts many special events such as performances, graduations, family outings, concerts and more.
Roby George Park is located in Homestead down in southwest Miami-Dade county. This city-run park features a fun swimming pool with slide, covered basketball courts, restrooms, and a playground. Play a game of baseball or softball at Roby George Park. For your convenience and comfort there are restrooms and picnic areas to use.