Miami is getting a brand new 10-mile park featuring an outdoor gym, a promenade complete with gathering places, walking and biking trails, and butterfly gardens, and it’s inspired by the High Line in New York City.
The new park project, called the Underline as it sits under the Miami Metrorail track, is taking over a 10-mile area of downtown, and the first phase opened last month.
When the project is finished in 2025, it will offer a 22-mile loop for bikers, walkers, and joggers, and is intended to reduce traffic on local roads.
Meg Daly, founder of Friends of the Underline, the nonprofit behind the park, told Fast Company, “It’s reimagining 10 miles, or 120 acres, of basically dead space below Metro rail.” And the park will be highly accessible, even for those without a car. As long as you have access to mass transit, you can get here, and that’s very unusual for parks and for green spaces — a lot of times you have to drive there.”
Miami is just the most recent city to build a park inspired by New York’s High Line. London is also creating an elevated park to connect Camden Town to King’s Cross Station.
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