Bayfront Park is a large green space in downtown Miami sprawled near the financial district and the American Airlines Arena. It is located on Biscayne Bay and is the venue of many commemorative events.
Bayfront Park covers an area of 32 acres. The city of Miami acquired a strip of waterfront land from the Florida East Coast Railway and established Bayfront Park. The first designs were by architect Warren Henry Manning and it was opened to the public in 1925. In 1980, the park was extensively remodeled by the Japanese American modernist artist and landscape architect, Isamu Noguchi, who is largely considered to be one of America’s great twentieth-century artists.
Bayfront Park is now managed by a limited agency of the City of Miami, called the Bayfront Park Management Trust. It is the venue of many important celebrations like the Independence Day Celebrations and the Official New Years Eve party. There is an amphitheater in the park that seats over 10,000 people. A small open-air pavilion, called the Tina Hills Pavilion, has a seating capacity for 1000 people. In the southeast corner of the park is a monument dedicated to the astronauts who lost their lives in the tragic space accident in the 1980s.