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Haulover Park
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Entrance to Haulover Park northward on Collins Avenue
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 177-acre (72 ha) urban park owned and operated by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department, located 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.

History

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View on Bal Harbour across Baker's Haulover Inlet

The Dade County Commission procured the beach front property in 1940 following a lobbying effort for a $2 million municipal bond ($30 million, in 2018 dollars) 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.

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, and the park was renamed Haulover Park in January 1947, opening to the public the following year in late 1948.

Facilities

The park features a marina, tennis courts, and an enclosed dog park. On the southern end of the park are several picnic recreational areas.

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