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Meet at the Bridge - a day of fun and adventure at Arch Creek Park

MIAMI (January 04, 2016)

Relive the days of pioneers and early settlers, around the historic natural limestone bridge at Arch Creek Park. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the area now known as Arch Creek Park was a favorite picnic spot for families from the nearby communities. Drawn to this site because of the beauty of the tropical hammock and natural limestone bridge, folks would spend the day boating in the creek, exploring trails, or simply relaxing in the coolness of the shady oaks. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day of guided nature walks by staff dressed in period costumes, learn about the native wildlife, play pioneer children games, and listen to authentic folk music from the outdoor veranda of the museum. Picnic tables will be available.  Parking is available at the north end of the park and the nearby Enchanted Forest Park.

Meet at the Bridge
Saturday, January 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

Arch Creek Park is located at 1855 NE 135th Street in North Miami. For more information, please call the park office at 305-944-6111. The event is sponsored by the Arch Creek Trust.

A small park with a large and significant history, Arch Creek Park was created around a natural limestone bridge formation believed to have first been used by the now-extinct Tequesta Native American tribe and later by the Seminoles. The park has a museum containing artifacts left by natives who homesteaded the site as they passed over the arched bridge. Miami-Dade Parks naturalists guide visitors through the park, which is also a bird and wildlife sanctuary.

Miami-Dade Parks is a world-class parks system supported by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and focused on Placemaking, Health and Fitness, and Conservation and Stewardship.