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Matheson Hammock Park | Drone Footage | Miami Fl | 4K
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dji phantom: Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2014/05/26
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Exploring Matheson Hammock Park
Exploring Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2017/03/03
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Paradise Lost? The Matheson Hammocks Park Battle
Paradise Lost? The Matheson Hammocks Park Battle
Published: 2016/02/17
Channel: CBS Miami
Matheson Hammock Park Miami Florida
Matheson Hammock Park Miami Florida
Published: 2015/06/02
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View of Matheson Hammock Park in Miami for Weddings
View of Matheson Hammock Park in Miami for Weddings
Published: 2013/06/30
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Exploring Matheson Hammock Park
Exploring Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2016/12/09
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My Day At Matheson Hammock Park Florida
My Day At Matheson Hammock Park Florida
Published: 2015/08/23
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Matheson Hammock Park - Florida (Coral Gables) | Au Pair vlog #5
Matheson Hammock Park - Florida (Coral Gables) | Au Pair vlog #5
Published: 2016/11/28
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Collecting: Matheson Hammock: Part 1
Collecting: Matheson Hammock: Part 1
Published: 2015/05/13
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matheson hammock park
matheson hammock park
Published: 2011/10/02
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Matheson Hammock Park by bike
Matheson Hammock Park by bike
Published: 2014/07/18
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Matheson Hammock - Sept  21, 2017
Matheson Hammock - Sept 21, 2017
Published: 2017/09/22
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Kayaking at Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables, FL
Kayaking at Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables, FL
Published: 2014/03/08
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Matheson Hammock Park, FL. | TacoBay07
Matheson Hammock Park, FL. | TacoBay07
Published: 2014/05/12
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Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2017/11/22
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Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2014/07/29
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Matheson Hammock Park. Aerial view. Miami. FL.
Matheson Hammock Park. Aerial view. Miami. FL.
Published: 2017/06/30
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MANMADE BEACH (MATHESON HAMMOCKS PARK)
MANMADE BEACH (MATHESON HAMMOCKS PARK)
Published: 2017/02/20
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Matheson Hammock Park, Marina and Boat Launch in Miami
Matheson Hammock Park, Marina and Boat Launch in Miami
Published: 2010/11/28
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DRONE AERIALS - MATHESON HAMMOCK PARK, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
DRONE AERIALS - MATHESON HAMMOCK PARK, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
Published: 2017/09/20
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Matheson Hammock park & marina Miami, FL
Matheson Hammock park & marina Miami, FL
Published: 2009/08/22
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Matheson Hammock Wedding
Matheson Hammock Wedding
Published: 2016/10/19
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Matheson Hammock Park - Miami, Florida
Matheson Hammock Park - Miami, Florida
Published: 2011/10/01
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Matheson Hammock Marina
Matheson Hammock Marina
Published: 2010/11/28
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Lazy Afternoon at Matheson Hammock Park - Coral Gables, FL
Lazy Afternoon at Matheson Hammock Park - Coral Gables, FL
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: TheMiamiBikeScene
Matheson Hammock Park Review
Matheson Hammock Park Review
Published: 2017/05/29
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Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2017/04/24
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Nikki and Danny Wedding
Nikki and Danny Wedding
Published: 2017/04/13
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Matheson Hammock Park Coral Gables
Matheson Hammock Park Coral Gables
Published: 2017/03/04
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Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2017/08/08
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Matheson Hammock Park & Marina
Matheson Hammock Park & Marina
Published: 2015/08/02
Channel: Junior De La Cruz
Yoga Paddle Boarding - Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables, FL
Yoga Paddle Boarding - Matheson Hammock Park, Coral Gables, FL
Published: 2011/04/20
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Matheson Hammock Kiting
Matheson Hammock Kiting
Published: 2013/05/15
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Abe Kayaks Matheson Hammock
Abe Kayaks Matheson Hammock
Published: 2011/12/13
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3DR SOLO Matheson Hammock Park Miami
3DR SOLO Matheson Hammock Park Miami
Published: 2017/03/26
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Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Adventures of Rich
Travel Through My Window - Episode 2 - Miami, Florida - Matheson Hammock Park
Travel Through My Window - Episode 2 - Miami, Florida - Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2013/03/17
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Reptoid Humidian
Reptoid Humidian's Scenic Miami Tours: Matheson Hammock Park 1
Published: 2011/06/09
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Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables
Matheson Hammock Park in Coral Gables
Published: 2016/12/24
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Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2013/03/11
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WindSurf / Matheson Hammock Park
WindSurf / Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2012/09/13
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South Florida, Matheson Hammock Park
South Florida, Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2014/03/15
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Bique At Matheson Hammock Park, Miami
Bique At Matheson Hammock Park, Miami
Published: 2013/03/30
Channel: Check the Trump's hooker necklace
Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2010/03/04
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Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Park
Published: 2016/07/31
Channel: Carlos Ramos
DJI Phantom II at Matheson Hammock Park & Marina
DJI Phantom II at Matheson Hammock Park & Marina
Published: 2015/01/24
Channel: Javier Suarez
Matheson Hammocks Park
Matheson Hammocks Park
Published: 2011/09/25
Channel: lozadas
Matheson Hammock Beach | Phantom 3 Standard View | Miami FL
Matheson Hammock Beach | Phantom 3 Standard View | Miami FL
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Aldo Segui
Pelicans! at Matheson Hammock Park, Miami, 1/4/14
Pelicans! at Matheson Hammock Park, Miami, 1/4/14
Published: 2015/01/06
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Matheson Hammock Park
Type Municipal
Location Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Area 630 acres (2.5 km2)
Created 1930 (1930)
Operated by Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department
Website Matheson Hammock Park
Matheson Hammock Marina
The Round Beach At Sunrise, Towards The Far East Side, Overlooking The Ocean.

Matheson Hammock Park is a 630 acres (2.5 km2) urban park in metropolitan Miami at 9610 Old Cutler Road, just south of Coral Gables, Florida. The park surrounds the north and western ends of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

History[edit]

Matheson Hammock opened in 1930 as the first county park of Dade County, a gift of 80 acres to the county from William J. Matheson.[1] Originally administered by the county's first director of public parks, A. D. Barnes, and designed by the landscape architect William Lyman Phillips,[2] today it is owned and managed by Miami-Dade County.

Matheson wanted the land to be used as a park "to preserve the wild and natural beauty." It grew with further donations by the Matheson heirs, purchases by county commissioner Charles Crandon, and other donations to its current 630 acres.[3] Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crews were assigned to Matheson Hammock in 1936 and began to develop the Bayfront park area. Coral stone buildings rose and the picnic area had a coral stone shelter.

Without the use of the inexpensive and skilled labor force under the state and federal assistance programs, it would have been impossible to build the miles of carefully hewn coral stone walls and native stone buildings. The quality of the CCC's work was verified in 1945 when a hurricane resulted in 12-foot waves rolling over Matheson Hammock, causing immense damage to equipment and furnishings, and depositing layers of mud and trash in the park, but the basic CCC structures stood firm and the park recovered.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Matheson Hammock Park is a scenic park featuring a man-made atoll pool, which is flushed naturally with the tidal action of adjacent Biscayne Bay. The beach sea breeze is popular among families. The park operates a snack bar and restaurant built into an historic coral stone building, picnic pavilions and nature trails.[5]

In conjunction with the park, the county runs an on-site marina accommodating vessels of up to 50 feet (15 m). Other facilities include a fishing tackle shop, boat launch ramps, gas and diesel fuel, and wetslips.[6]

Controversy over development[edit]

Seeking to improve access to Biscayne Bay for boaters, the County contracted with Aqua Marine Partners on July 7, 2011 to construct and operate a five-story, $18-million warehouse to store an additional 360 boats in the marina, provide ample facility parking and preserve the parking for the marina's existing wet slips, relocate the existing trailer-storage capacity, and obtain environmental permits to create a new boat launch. The contract was the subject of discussion at two public hearings conducted at the Miami-Dade County Commission chambers.[citation needed] The project awaits final approval from the City of Coral Gables.

Critics note that a similar proposal was rejected by the City of Coral Gables in 2008, and claim that the current project's promoters are trying to "sneak [it] through" the public approval process.[7] Richard J. Heisenbottle, one of its main promoters, resigned as chairman of the Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board on 19 January 2012 amid accusations that he had been lobbying Coral Gables officials for the project without a permit, and without telling them that he was the Board chairman.[8]

The Matheson family have stated that they are against the project.[9] The homeowner associations of nearby Gables by the Sea and Pinecrest by the Sea have voted to formally oppose it.[10] The City of South Miami[11] and the Village of Pinecrest,[12] also oppose the project. Concerns include visibility of the building, preservation of the historic character of Matheson Hammock's facilities, traffic impact on Old Cutler Road, dredging, loss of green space (including mangroves), environmental damage, noise pollution and an adverse effect on property values.[13]

A grassroots organization called Save Our Matheson Hammock Park has collected over 6,000 signatures for a petition to block the project.[14]

References[edit]

Notes
Bibliography
  • Jackson, Faith Reyher. Pioneer of Tropical Landscape Architecture. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1997. ISBN 0-8130-1516-2.

Coordinates: 25°40′37.06″N 80°15′29.58″W / 25.6769611°N 80.2582167°W / 25.6769611; -80.2582167

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