Helping the kids toss a few basketballs! The UnderLounge Festival took place on October 15 at the Brickell Backyard portion of the future Underline Linear Park. With the “world’s longest mini-golf hole”, a pop-up dog park, music, fitness, street artists and, of course, the basketball-playing Mayor, the UnderLounge Festival was crowded with curious neighborhood residents. Check out some of the highlights:
This free event was organized by the The Underline Young Professionals Organization to to showcase plans for Miami’s iconic new park. The 10-mile long park will run below Miami’s MetroRail from the Miami River to the Dadeland South Station to “connect communities, improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, create over a hundred acres of open space with restored natural habitats, encourage a healthy lifestyle, provide an easily accessible place to exercise, create a mobility corridor that integrates transit, car, biking and walking, provide a 10-mile canvas for artistic expression, attract development along US1, and generate significant economic impact.”
Next Wednesday, August 10, the U.S. Green Building Council Miami is hosting a presentation of the Miami’s planned Underline Linear Park from a unique perspective – one of the elevated MetroRail trains that run above the proposed park location.
The Underline is a vision to transform the land below Miami’s Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail, and canvas art. It will stretch from the Miami River to Dadeland South Station and become an iconic and world-class urban trail.
Meg Daly, the project’s founder, will narrate the southbound leg of the ride, describing plans for each segment of the park. She will talk about how her vision for this park grew from an idea she had while traveling on the MetroRail with two broken arms in 2013 to being very close to the start of construction on “Brickell’s Backyard” just three years later.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE: Government Center MetroRail Station, 101 NW First Street, Miami, FL 33128 (Meet under the trees in front of Government Center by the 1st Street entrance. This is next to the Metro Station escalator. Street Parking and Garage parking are available around Government Center or take public transit there. Please arrive no later than 6:15pm so that we may leave on the same train.) COST: $10 for advanced tickets, $20 at the event. There is no additional cost for the MetroRail ride, and you will be provided one drink ticket for the post-ride GREENworking