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Haulover Park

Haulover Park
Trial for world record in skinny-dipping, 2009
Type Municipal
Location Haulover Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Area 99 acres (40 ha)
Created 1948 (1948)
Operated by Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department
Website Haulover Park

Haulover Park is a 99-acre (40 ha) urban park in metropolitan Miami, just north of Bal Harbour, Florida. The park is located on a shoal between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, just north of the Broad Causeway (SR 922) and Collins Avenue.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Facilities 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The Dade County Commission procured the beach front property in 1940 following a lobbying effort for a $2 million municipal bond ($ million, adjusted for current inflation) by county commissioner Charles H. Crandon for the purchases of northern Key Biscayne (what became Crandon Park) and the beach north of Baker's Haulover Inlet, then called Ocean Beach.[1]

Construction began on beach facilities in 1941, halted soon afterward due to funding holds following the onset of World War II. Work on the property resumed in 1945,[2] and park was renamed Haulover Park in January 1947, opening to the public the following year in late 1948.[3][4]

The northern 0.4-mile (0.6 km) of the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) shoreline is a

  • Official website

External links

  • County Park Department web site for Haulover Park - retrieved May 16, 2010
  • [ USGS Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report - Haulover Beach Park] - accessed May 16, 2010
  • Historical Haulover page - accessed May 16, 2010
  • South Florida Free Beaches
  • "You may encounter nude bathers" sign
Bibliography
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  5. ^ Clothing-optional holidays: Nudists on cruises, economist.com.
Notes

References

Gallery

The park features a marina, six tennis courts, and a nine-hole 27-par golf course. On the southern end of the park are several picnic recreational areas.

Facilities

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