|Grapeland Park Phase 2, Aquatic Facility
Owner: City of Miami
Project Location: Miami, FL
BLACK BEARD'S BEACH WATER PARK
This 13-acre active park located just south of the Miami Airport was transformed in three phases.
Phase II is a water park. The water park structures and grounds are themed with exciting and colorful artwork by world famous cubism artist Romero Britto. At the entrance visitors are greeted by the 15-foot playful "Tina" the little pirate girl statue. After passing through a "historic local vernacular" with a residential theme administration building, swimmers of all ages have a variety of aquatic facilities to enjoy as: a large water play structure and pool for children and adults; a water play structure and pool for tots, numerous themed water spray toys; a lazy river that meanders throughout the grounds dumping water on rafters; a resort/beach type Myrtha pool with a zero depth entry for recreational swimmers; a concession/restroom building; ample deck areas with lounge chairs and shade structures; tropical landscaping and lighting for night use.