Miami Beach is getting a brand new park, with construction now underway.
Completion is scheduled for December of this year, in time for Art Basel.
A surface parking lot across from the Miami Beach Convention Center is being demolished to make way for the new green space, which could be named Pride Park if the city approves, mayor Dan Gelber wrote on Instagram.
Around 500 trees will be planted as part of construction. Total new park space is 5.8 acres.
The park is being designed to host tents for the Design Miami show, and setup and removal in preparation for the show will mean the main lawn area of the park is closed off to the public for around two months of every year. Trees were removed from the design for central area of the park and relocated to the edges to accommodate show’s tents.
Separately, another 3-acre park is planned to begin construction soon at the entrance to South Beach, on the 500 Alton Road block.
Source: The Next Miami