April 15, 2015
180 Foot Pipe Removed From Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park
A 180 foot long and 6,000 pound plastic pipe was removed from the shoreline of Elliott Key in Biscayne National Park. The pipe washed up on a beach where sea turtles nest.
April 14, 2015
National Find Your Voice Initiative Kicks off in Biscayne and Everglades National Parks to Inspire and Empower New Generation of National Park Advocates
Day-long activities will begin in the Gateway City of Homestead with a free national park trolley ride taking participants to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks. While at Biscayne, from 10am to 2pm, lunch will be available and participants can join students from Mahogany Youth for fishing and kayak lessons. Boat rides will also be available with a firsthand encounter from (a reenactor of) the legendary Lancelot Jones about his role in the creation of Biscayne National Park.
April 07, 2015
Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest Marks Its Quinceañera
The fifteenth season of Biscayne National Park's multi-award winning Family Fun Fest wraps up this Sunday, and appropriately, the theme of the event is Quinceañera, highlighting the program's growth and maturity through analogies with the popular coming-of-age rituals for Hispanic girls.
March 16, 2015
Biscayne National Park Formalizes Partnership with Wildlife Rescue of Dade County
Biscayne National Park recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with local wildlife rehabilitation organization Wildlife Rescue of Dade County. This partnership will allow WRDC to assist park staff in responding to wildlife injuries and strandings in the park.
March 09, 2015
Black Point Marina Jetty Repairs to Begin in Biscayne National Park
Repair work to the Black Point Marina jetty in Biscayne National Park is set to begin March 16, 2015. The end of the jetty and the Black Creek trail will be closed to entry for four weeks while construction work is completed. Contractors and park employees are expected to finish the $103,000 project in two months.
March 04, 2015
Inside Edition: Sponge Bob Highlights the REAL Stories at Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest
The March installment of Biscayne National Park's Family Fun Fest highlights the real stories of some of the characters in the popular Sponge Bob cartoons and movies. The free event takes place from 1-4 pm on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
February 26, 2015
Clayworks by Anne Gorden-Vega Featured in Biscayne National Park Gallery Show
Ceramic artist Anne Gorden-Vega has created a body of work inspired by Biscayne National Park that will be on display in the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery from March 6 through May 31, 2015.
February 25, 2015
Elliott Key Maintenance Dock Construction Beginning in Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park contractors will begin work on February 25, 2015, to demolish and rebuild a maintenance dock at Elliott Key. Contractors are expected to finish the $1.5 million project in six months. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are not included in the construction work and will remain open while the work is completed.
February 17, 2015
Biscayne National Park Hosts Climate Change on the South Florida Coastline: A Dialog on Parks and Restoration
At 2:00 on Sunday, February 22, 2015, Biscayne National Park will host a talk by National Park Service researchers Dr. Erik Stabenau and Dr. David Rudnik titled Climate Change on the South Florida Coast: A Dialogue on Parks and Restoration.
February 11, 2015
Biscayne National Park and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Welcome 300 New Americans
On February 17 and 18, 2015, 300 individuals will become U.S. citizens at Biscayne National Park…a place that now belongs to them as it does to all Americans. The ceremonies, open to the public, take place at 10:00 am on both Tuesday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 18 at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
February 03, 2015
Oodles of Ologies: Real Science at Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest
Scientists study all kinds of interesting things like fish, rocks, waterflow and climate. Lots of scientists do their work in Biscayne National Park, and this month's edition of Family Fun Fest highlights five sciences with hands-on opportunities to learn about different aspects of the park. The free event takes place from 1-4 pm on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
January 30, 2015
First Annual Homestead Eco-Fair to Celebrate Trolley Partnership and Environmental Stewardship
The first annual Homestead Eco-Fair will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Losner Park in downtown Homestead. It will be a perfect day to enjoy several free activities with the family.
January 04, 2015
Biscayne Bowl: Family Fun Fest Hits the Gridiron
What does football have to do with Biscayne National Park? You'll be rather surprised if you join us for Family Fun Fest, a free event chock full of hands-on and interactive activities for the whole family!
December 17, 2014
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Free Trolley Visits to Your National Parks!
Take advantage of this special Homestead National Parks Trolley service running every day December 26 through 31, 2014.
November 20, 2014
Homestead National Parks Trolley Returns to Meet Growing Demand
Homestead's award-winning National Parks Trolley returns from November 22, 2014 through April 26, 2015 with more tour times to meet growing demand.
November 13, 2014
Nationally-touring Art Quilt Exhibit Debuts in Biscayne National Park Gallery
A juried show of twenty-six art quilts created by 22 Florida artists will debut in Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery. The show, titled Piecing Together a Changing Planet, highlights a few of the many ways that America's 401 National Parks are being impacted by climate change, water pollution, air pollution and other human-caused phenomena.
November 12, 2014
New and Expanded Seasonal Programs at Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is offering new and expanded free programs and events from November 22, 2014, to April 30, 2015. Manatee walks, shoreline snorkeling, guided canoe trips, dip-netting programs, Family Fun Fest events, porch talks and other fun and educational activities are included.
November 10, 2014
Free Homestead Trolley Tours for NASCAR Fans to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks
NASCAR event fans may enjoy a special opportunity to ride the Homestead National Parks Trolley on Thursday, November 13, 2014, to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks.
November 04, 2014
REAL Science: 15 Years of Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest
The 15th season of Biscayne National Park's multi-award winning Family Fun Fest kicks off on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center. The events are free and take place on the second Sunday of every month from December through April.