Downtown Miami is getting an infusion of green space with Omni Park holding its grand opening tomorrow afternoon.
Located at 1234 North Miami Avenue, the new public park encompasses seven acres on previously vacant land near I-395. Some features include a skate park, restaurants comprised of repurposed shipping containers, farmers’ markets, art installations, live concerts, yoga, and other events.
The site sits on four city blocks owned by the Florida Department of Transportation, with the project serving as a “pre-activation” for what would live under Miami’s proposed 600 million signature bridge.
“Omni Park started with the simple idea of converting a blighted area into an active green space. It’s amazing to see how fast it has come together with great community, government, and private partners,” said Ken Russell, City of Miami District 2 Commissioner and Omni CRA Chair. “Omni Park has evolved into something that I believe the community will enjoy. It will also bring more life to an underserved neighborhood.”