Paradise Renewed: Reopening of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
Paradise Renewed: Family Fest Day at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
Come celebrate the grand reopening of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on Saturday, Feb 23 from 1-9pm.
Known as “Colored Beach”, Virginia Key was dedicated on August 1, 1945 as the only public beach in Miami-Dade Country legally available to blacks during the time of segregation.
After desegregation in the 60’s the beach conditions were allowed to decline and the city eventually closed it in 19822.
A group of preservationists fought for Virginia Key’s restoration, and now, after many hard years the beach is again open to the public.
There will be a children’s amusement area, classic car show, train ride, live entertainment and food and drinks.
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
- Driving Directions:
- From North: Take I-95 South to exit 1a Rickenbacker Causeway. Bear left to toll booth. Go through toll booth. Make left turn at second traffic light.
- From South: Take US-1 to Brickell Ave. Bear right to toll booth. Go through toll booth. Make left turn at second traffic light.
Posted on February 22, 2008, in Nightlife / Photography and tagged black history, Colored Beach, history, Miami, Paradise Renewed, segregation, Virginia Key Beach Park. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.