Amelia Earhart Park

May 2nd, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Events, Natural Areas, Outdoors, Parks  |  2 Comments

Amelia Earhart Park
401 E 65 St
Hialeah, FL 33013
Sunrise to Sunset

The Bill Graham Farm Village
Old McDonald had a farm–but it sure wasn’t like this one! “Bill Graham Farm Village” is a fancifully re-created Miami-Dade County homestead combining features of pioneer farms from the turn of the century with some pleasant modern additions such as an air-conditioned Country Store and a Demonstration Hall. The Farm Village was created to provide today’s urbanized children an opportunity to learn about Miami-Dade County’s agricultural past by visiting a replica of the kinds of farms that once dotted three-quarters of the region.
Park patrons can enter the farm through a bougainvillea-covered trellis and head over to the Barn with its petting area. Once there you can pet live cows, horses, ponies, goats, chickens, pigs, sheep, geese and a donkey or two.
The Demonstration Shed is the place to go to see such typical farm activities as horseshoeing, cow milking, livestock judging and sheep shearing.

Earhart Hall is a large meeting room for lectures, exhibits on early farm implements and other displays, home canning classes, organic gardening and the like. To the left of Earhart Hall is the Crop Area, where more than two acres are planted with a variety of vegetables and over-sized sunflowers.

Beyond the Hall is a boiling shed and a sugar cane press that processes sugar cane syrup, the kind our grandfathers refined into molasses and brown sugar.

Follow your nose to the Smokehouse, which turns out fragrant hams and savory smoked turkey. It’s right next to the Farm’s own Babbling Brook.

The pony ring, on the side of the Barn, is equipped with benches for weary parents to sit and rest while watching their kids ride a pony, jump into a big haystack or “drive” an old tractor.

The Country Store is surrounded by a shady welcoming porch and is stocked with lots of goodies. It even has its own post office. Then there’s the old Fishing Rock, where you can cast a line into a freshwater lake stocked with big, fat bass.

Old McDonald would be amazed, but right at home. “Bill Graham’s Farm Village” — a real place, only better!

Bark Park
The five-acre Bark Park is completely fenced and offers a separate section for smaller dogs. Amenities include paved walkways, benches, shade trees, waste dispenser stations, and specially designed drinking and spray fountains for dogs and their owners. Bark Park admission is free.
The Bark Park is part of the regional Amelia Earhart Park.
http://www.geocities.com/ameliabarkpark/

Picnic Shelters
4 Regular with BBQ
1 Large Corporate Size
2 Rain Shelters

Junior Sailing Program
Children ages 9-15 can become experienced sailors by joining the Junior Sailing Program at Amelia Earhart Park.
Administered through the United States Sailing Association, the national program provides hands-on boating instruction, including navigation, docking, sail trimming, knot tying and safe boating practices.

Mountain Biking
Sunrise-Sunset. Monday-Friday. $4 parking per vehicle on Saturdays and Sundays. Mountain bike trails for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders.

Volleyball Courts
Located at Corporate Shelter Area East Court and Corporate Shelter Area West Court, sand courts, no lights.

address 401 E 65 St
Hialeah, FL 33013
hours Sunrise to Sunset

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Responses

  1. Elsa says:

    February 27th, 2013 at 12:53 pm (#)

    Can you please let me know how much to rent a small picnic shelter?

  2. Ernie Earth says:

    February 27th, 2013 at 1:50 pm (#)

    You will have to contact the Miami-Dade County Parks department to find out the cost to “rent a small picnic shelter”.

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