Nestled in the heart of Miami Beach, Flamingo Park is lined with palm trees and vast, open areas. Though it’s right in the middle of a bustling, tourist-heavy zone, the park somehow maintains a sense of quiet throughout its grounds. You’ll also find a bark park and a baseball field inside its space. Entrance is free for residents, but $10 for out-of-towners. It’s pricier than other parks, but worth it if you want to stay close to the action.
Located in northern Hialeah, Amelia Earhart Park merits the trek. The green space is stocked with lakes, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and knee- and paddle-boarding. If aqua sports aren’t your thing, meander through the park’s farm village with a petting zoo, grab a deck or rollerblades and hit the skate park, or hang out with your pup in the dog zone. Parking is free during the week.