Volunteers take the time to support.

The Miami Waterkeepers, TREEmendous Miami, a local law firm and Virginia Key Beach Park Trust staff combined forces for shoreline exotic vegetation removal at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, Saturday, Nov. 5th.

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Turkish Airlines Announces World Record Attempt to Build Tallest Sandcastle

Turkish Airlines launched nonstop service from Miami International Airport to Istanbul Atatürk Airport on Sunday, October 25. As a launch promotion, Turkish Airlines engaged 7-time GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record holder The Sand Sculpture Company and its owner Ted Siebert to build the tallest sandcastle in the world. The sandcastle is located at Historic Virginia Key Beach […]

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The 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and the 5th annual Coastal Cleanup at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

2015 marked the 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day and the 5th annual Coastal Cleanup at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. More than 50 volunteers joined together to participate

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Thank You, Mrs. Thomas.

South Florida Icon and a former founding Trustee of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust Eugenia B. Thomas, (Right) poising with Kechi Okpala in 2010, at a luncheon held in Mrs. Thomas’ honor, passed away August 24th, 2015 at the age of 90.

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Virginia Key, first ‘colored only’ beach in Miami during Jim Crow era, celebrates 70 Years

In a green wig, Guy Forchion, director of Virginia Key Beach Park, stands outside a karaoke tent with a friend on Saturday, where a festival commemorating the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the park took place. Caitlin Granfield For the Miami Herald Invalid Displayed Gallery By Caitlin Granfield Special to the Miami Herald Saturday […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Mark Walters, Board Member, Virginia Key Beach Park Trust and Jawan Strader, Co-Anchor, NBC News 6 and his two sons ride in the 2015 July 4th Parade in Key Biscayne.”

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BEST BEACH OF 2015 – Virginia Key Beach Park

Virginia Key Beach Park is the anti-South Beach. There are neither hundreds of sexy bodies nor blaring nightclubs. There’s not even a huge expanse of sand. There are, though, some of the best ocean and bay views anywhere. This is a surprisingly tranquil space for barbecues, social gatherings, and an abundance of watersports like kayaking and paddleboarding.

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SUNRISE CEREMONY REMEMBERS ANCESTORS, LINKS ANNIVERSARIES

One of South Florida’s most meaningful traditions continues on Sunday morning, June 21, from 5:30-8:00 a.m., when the 24th Annual Sunrise Ancestral Remembrance of the Middle Passage ceremony will be held at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, off Rickenbacker Causeway (toll road), in Miami (33149).    The annual grass-roots observance, which […]

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Miami’s Historic Virginia Key Beach Park: How It All Began and Its Importance Today

The Miami Herald of May 10, 1945, carried the following article, under the headline “NO ARRESTS: Negroes Test Beach Rights At Haulover”:
A group of negroes [sic] testing their right to use county owned bathing beaches trooped up to Baker’s haulover area Wednesday afternoon to splash in the surf off the proposed county park.

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Connect With Nature a huge success

Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on the island of Virginia Key was the site of the Nature Conservancy’s annual Connect With Nature community and volunteer event Saturday, April 11th.  Each year the Nature Conservancy holds Connect With Nature in a Florida location to galvanize community support and interaction for environmental stewardship in unique and important […]

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