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Amelia Earhart Park
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A photograph of one of the many lakes and ponds in beautiful Amelia Earhart Park in the Miami suburb of Hialeah.

Pond in Amelia Earhart Park
Copyright © Kathleen Walling Fry

Amelia Earhart Park is a major urban recreational area in Miami-Dade County, just north of the Miami suburb of Hialeah. It is a popular spot for bicycling, inline skating, and family outings.

Attractions and Activities in the Park
The park has several miles of bicycle trails, a dog park, children's playgrounds, picnic tables, a petting zoo, a farm village, hayrides, a disc golf course, and lakes and ponds used for for fishing, kayaking, paddleboating. At one time there was also an aggressive skatepark, but it is destroyed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Concessions inside the park include bicycle rentals, cycle-surry rentals, hayrides, paddleboat rentals, kayak rentals, shops, and snackbars.

Bill Graham Farm Village
This section of Amelia Earhart Park has a petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides, a country store, an insect museum, an exhibit hall, an old sugar cane press, and demonstrations of cows being milked. horses being shoed, sheep being sheared, and lovestock being judged.

Bark Park
This 5 acre dog park was built in 2002 and it has separate sections for small dogs and large dogs. The park has paved walkways, benches, shade trees, doggie waste dispenser stations, and drinking and spraying stations for dogs and their owners.

Disc Golf Course
The World Disc Golf Championships were held at Amelia Earhart Park's 18 hole disc golf course in 2001. The course was completely rebuilt after Hurricane Wilma distroyed most of it in 2005.

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