10 Facts About Bayfront Park


Bayfront Park is a 32-acre public, urban park in Downtown Miami, Florida on Biscayne Bay.

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Bayfront Park began construction in 1924 under the design plans of Warren Henry Manning and officially opened in March 1925.

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Today, Bayfront Park is maintained by the Bayfront Park Management Trust, a limited agency of the city of Miami, Florida.

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Bayfront Park is bordered on the north by Bayside Marketplace and the FTX Arena, on the south by Chopin Plaza, on the west by Biscayne Boulevard and on the east by Biscayne Bay.

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Bayfront Park is host to many large events such as the New Year's ball drop, Christmas celebrations, concerts, the Bayfront Park Amphitheater, the Tina Hills Pavilion, as well as boat tours around Biscayne Bay.

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On June 10,2020 the Columbus statue at Bayfront Park was spray-painted with red paint, symbolizing spilt blood, as an act of protest against the continued glorification of a man responsible for ushering in an era of exploitation and slaughter of Indigenous peoples by European colonizers.

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Bayfront Park holds the city's annual "America's Birthday Bash" on Independence Day, which attracted over 60,000 visitors in 2011.

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Bayfront Park hosted the hip-hop music festival "Rolling Loud" in 2017.

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Bayfront Park includes an amphitheater with capacity of 10,000 people, in where several cultural events have been held.

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On pop culture, notably, the Bayfront Park amphitheater was stage for country pop singer Shania Twain during her Come On Over Tour in early 1999, with two shows featuring guests Backstreet Boys, Elton John and Canadian dance group Leahy.

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