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A 10-mile long park is springing up in Miami, in an unlikely place

Park underneath the Miami Metrorail opens up its first section from Brickell to Vizcaya station.
Park underneath the Miami Metrorail opens up its first section from Brickell to Vizcaya station.

MIAMI, Fla. – “The Underline” is a park that is starting to spring up, on the underside of the Miami Metrorail. The first phase, from the Brickell Station to the Vizcaya Station, was unveiled on Friday during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

When completed, it will stretch from Downtown Miami to South Miami. It will fill in the open spaces underneath the Metrorail, giving residents and visitors a chance to spread out a bit and enjoy the scenery, as they make their way around Miami.

When completed, it will take up the 10 miles underneath the tracks. To give it that South Florida vibe, it will boast the talents of local artists, feature butterfly gardens, dog parks, performance areas and even include horticultural design from Fairchild Tropical Garden.

Creators of this open-access public space, hope it will serve as a space to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety and encourage healthy lifestyles with the various exercise facilities and basketball and mini-soccer areas.

Underline cycling (ROBIN HILL (C))

For more information on this project, visit www.theunderline.org.


About the Authors:

In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba.