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Arch Creek Park hosting a free pioneer experience during Florida Archaeology Month

MIAMI (March 09, 2017)

March is Florida Archeology Month. In celebration, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will host the inaugural “Meet Me at the Bridge” event on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Arch Creek Park, 1855 NE 135 Street, North Miami. 

Be part of this living history experience that allows visitors to see how the area’s first settlers enjoyed picnicking at the “historic limestone bridge” and exploring the many wonders of the park.

The family-style festivities will include trail walks, pioneer stories and games for children, archery, pottery-making, archaeological site walks and live folk music!  Admission is free.  Hot dogs, lemonade and other snacks will be available for purchase.

This activity is being presented by Miami-Dade Parks’ Miami EcoAdventures™ in partnership with Arch Creek Trust and Florida Public Archaeology Network – Southeast Region. 

For more information, contact Aimee Scott at 305-944-6111 or Aimee.Scott@miamidade.gov and
visit the Miami-Dade Parks web page.

For more information on Miami EcoAdventures™ programs, visit www.miamiecoadventures.com.

About Arch Creek
The 9.4-acre Arch Creek Park was created around a natural limestone bridge formation that was once part of an important Indian trail.  It is believed to have first been used by the now-extinct Tequesta Indian tribe and later by the Seminoles. The park is a bird and wildlife sanctuary, containing nature trails with tropical hardwood hammocks and pines; and has as museum/nature center modeled after an early Florida pioneer home that displays Native American artifacts. There are also programs for children and adults, a butterfly garden, picnic shelters and tables, and restrooms.

About Miami-Dade Parks
Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.