Miami-Dade County and Friends of The Underline break ground on the first phase of The Underline
On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Miami-Dade County and Friends of The Underline will break ground on the first phase of The Underline – The Brickell Backyard.
The Underline is a 10-mile linear park and mobility corridor below the Metrorail guideway. The proposed corridor will extend from the Miami River to the Dadeland South Metrorail station and will serve to enhance connectivity, increase mobility, and improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety as well as public health.
This project will be built in phases. Phase I - The Brickell Backyard – consists of a half-mile long segment below Metrorail that extends from the Brickell Metrorail station to the Miami River. It will have many amenities, including a gym area that consists of gym equipment and a flexible basketball/soccer court. The gym area will also provide space for group classes and activities. There will also be a community stage, gaming tables, an outdoor dining room and dog parks. The Underline features native vegetation and the first phase will have four butterfly gardens. To improve street crossings, high visibility crosswalks will be featured at SW Seventh, Eighth, and 13 streets.
Also, please note that parking at the event is limited. Media are encouraged to take Metrorail to the event. Media can call ahead to make arrangements for parking at a Metrorail station.