Wednesday, June 18, 2003
The Best of South Florida: Best Public Park
They're the perfect places to hang out, lay out and yes -- even make out. There's no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than at a South Florida park. And tonight -- our viewers are taking you for a walk through the best in town.
(WSVN) -- Ahhh yes, the beautiful outdoors.
The birds... the squirrels... the lush landscape
Talk about an awesome afternoon.
Where else to go but one of South Florida's premier parks?
"This park is the best hidden secret in Dade County. Not a lot of people are aware of it's beauty and all."
There's no hiding these five-hundred and fifteen acres.
Our Third Choice is Amelia Erhart Park in Hialeah.
"There's a lot of things to see."
Including a full fledged petting zoo.
"They have horses, they have rides, the water, the ducks everything."
But if you'd rather keep your distance, sit back and try dropping a line.
"You can get some nice decent size fish here. I just catch them and throw them back in. This is the only good place I know that has good fishing."
There's nothing fishy at Our Viewers Second Choice...
"Topeekeegee Yunie Park. Which means the gathering place in Seminole."
If you're looking to hook some well deserved downtime, cast off to what the locals call T-Y Park in Hollywood.
"It's shaded and it's airy and you can't beat the architecture here and the trees and it's just so gorgeous."
"I think the slides in the lagoon and....The red one goes fast."
Speed maybe key to sliding, but it's the speedy service that keeps bringing the guests back.
"One of our biggest goals is what we call sensational service. We strive to really make everyone feel welcome here."
"And if a day in the park means party time for you. Bring the whole family and head on down to CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines. There are 22 different shelters here. You can have every type of party you desire."
"It's just a lot of people enjoying outside and the weather."
That's right our viewers say you can pass the time anyway you'd like at their Number One Choice.
Even parents can find time for a break here.
"You're close enough to keep an eye on them, but you don't have to worry about them and it's real well protected. You have plenty of lifeguards."
And plenty to do
"We have a water park that has 3 water slides, a 700 foot and a 300 foot water slide and then we have the beach facility."
"They're cool and they go fast and you can race."
But don't rush.
Mother nature has a way of bringing out the best in all of us.
"When you bring them over here, smiles on their faces all day. They're happy."
Next week, make sure you have your favorite driver and a collared shirt.. because we're teeing off at the Best Golf Courses in South Florida.
Also, we are now taking votes for the Best Salad in all of South Florida.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
AMELIA ERHART PARK
401 East 65th Street
Miami, Florida 33177
3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021
(954) 985-1980 ex. 225 Fax: (954) 961-5950
CB SMITH PARK
900 N. Flamingo Rd.,
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
(954) 437-2650 · Fax: (954) 437-2649