BY Michael Light / On May 3, 2022

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood! Canopy Park, the much-anticipated 3-acre public park associated with Five Park Miami Beach at 5th and Alton is officially open! Here is a breakdown of what to expect from Miami Beach’s newest public park.

Monstrum Playground

Hailing from Denmark, Monstrum prides itself on creating playscapes for people of all ages that are designed to spark the imagination of whoever is experiencing the space. At Canopy Park, the team has designed “Rosie The Elephant’s Playground.”  It features 2 climbing features (one for smaller children and one for bigger/more active kids) and 2 slides. The small slide is designed to resemble a caterpillar, while the larger slide features a play area that enters an elephant and a larger tube slide that comes out of the elephant. Fun!

Canopy Park at Five Park Million Orchid Project Fairchild

Fairchild Botanical Gardens’ Million Orchid Project

Five Park, in partnership with Fairchild Botanical Gardens, is debuting a Miami Beach botanical garden. The first installation will feature 600 blooming orchid plants throughout the park grounds. Different installations are expected to rotate throughout the seasons, so be sure to look out for different tropical blooms throughout the park as you stroll or jog through.

Art Installations

Contemporary sculptor Mark Handforth is showcasing his piece titled “Snow White” as the debut art installation of the park. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Great Britain, Mr Handforth now resides and works in Miami. He is very renowned for his large-scale sculptures in public spaces around the globe. We are very happy to see local artists have the opportunity to showcase their creations.

Canopy Park at Five Park Dog Park

The Dog Park

The kiddos and grownups can’t be the only ones to have fun, our doggos need a space to romp as well, and they certainly have one here! The fenced and professionally landscaped area offers plenty of room for the pups to run, chase balls (or their own tails, as the case sometimes may be), seating areas for the dog parents and cleanup stations that we are hopeful everyone utilizes. Seriously though. Be a good neighbor. Pick up after your dog.

Outdoor Gym

While your kids are spending their energy at the Monstrum playground and Fido is running in circles throughout the oval-shaped dog park, you can also pump some iron at the outdoor gym. Jogging is available throughout the park, but there is also a series of strength training exercise options for all to use.

Event Lawn

Once the whole family is sufficiently exhausted, pass by the event lawn to have a picnic, bask in the sunshine, visit with friends, whatever you feel on that day. This grassy knoll will also host small cultural events from time to time, so make sure to pay attention to news announcements in the area.

Retail Pavilion (coming soon)

Once construction wraps up and retailers have a chance to finish out their spaces, a retail pavilion will offer snacks, juices, coffees, smoothies, ice cream, and all sorts of options for those visiting the park. We don’t yet have confirmation of which retailers will be present, but it will certainly be something that is on-brand with the other amenities offered in the park.

Bioswale “Dry River”

Before the Miami-haters have a chance to bring up high tides and rainwater runoff from the development, we must point out that every precaution is being taken to ensure that the park remains beautiful and useful for decades to come. A channel has been designed through the project and planted to maintain the aesthetics of the park. This is not your storm sewer that you remember from the midwest or New York. No sir. This is an integrated and planted dry river that will divert storm water from the bay and reduce flooding.

A 25,000-gallon cistern will capture excess runoff during major storm events and irrigate plantings throughout the year with a capacity to irrigate the park completely on collected rainwater for one week before needing replenishment.” Green infrastructure solutions include bioswales and rain gardens for site filtration and to manage rainwater. How about that!

The Bridge

Connecting Canopy Park to South of Fifth for pedestrians was also previously addressed. Internationally-acclaimed French artist Daniel Buren was tapped to design a pedestrian bridge that connects the park to South of Fifth over the MacArthur Causeway, allowing visitors to walk to additional restaurants, the Miami Beach Marina, and the SoFi Beachwalk.

The Team

Five Park Miami Beach is being developed by Terra Group, the team behind the largely successful Park Grove and Grove at Grand Bay in Coconut Grove. Arquitectonica, who is responsible for the lion’s share of high rise designs throughout Miami and Miami Beach are in charge of the tower design, but the real standout of Canopy Park Miami Beach is ArquitectonicaGEO.

ArquitectonicaGEO is the landscape architecture leg of Arquitectonica and are responsible for some of the most pristine gardens in new developments and public spaces in Miami-Dade. Some of my personal favorites of their work include Brickell City Centre, the East Hotel in Brickell City Centre (including Sugar, the rooftop lounge), the new Virgin Voyages cruise terminal at Port of Miami, the Perez Art Museum (PAMM), 57 Ocean in mid-beach Miami Beach, the Ritz Carlton Sunny Isles, Hyde Midtown, Aria on the Bay in Edgewater, and Brickell Heights in the Brickell financial district. This is certainly not the first rodeo for ArquitectonicaGEO.

Five Park Tower is currently under construction. When completed, it will reach 44 stories and 546-feet. There will be a total of only 98 residences, ranging in size from a 1,434sf 2 bedroom up to a 5 bedroom over 6,000sf. Each residence has a private elevator and either a park, bay or ocean view. Prices start at $2.6 million.

If you are interested in a presentation of the project with special pricing, please contact Michael Light, Broker and Executive Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman. You may reach Michael directly at (786) 566-1700 or via email at



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