February 08, 2016
My Fellow Americans Family Fun Fest Looks at Biscayne National Park’s Presidential Connections
Four presidents spent time in Biscayne National Park and the rest are commemorated in other national parks including the White House. This Sunday, February 14, 2016, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest theme is “My Fellow Americans,” featuring activities from five of these parks.
January 27, 2016
Island Boat Tours Expanding in Biscayne National Park
Island boat tours to Boca Chita Key are expanding in a big way in a partnership between the City of Homestead, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, the National Parks Conservation Association, the Florida National Parks Association and the National Park Service.
January 22, 2016
Former Biscayne National Park Superintendent Receives Public Service Award
On January 8, 2016, the Everglades Coalition presented Brian Carlstrom, the former Superintendent of Biscayne National Park, with the Brian James D. Webb Public Service Award. Mr. Carlstrom was presented with the award for demonstrating exemplary leadership and a clear commitment to protecting the resources and wildlife of Biscayne National Park.
January 21, 2016
Centennial Nights LIVE! Programs at Biscayne National Park
Centennial Nights LIVE! programs featuring free, family friendly events are taking place at Biscayne National Park in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. Each event begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs to 9:00 p.m., includes a small campfire and s'mores, and takes place on the grounds of the Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
January 13, 2016
ParkQuest: Retrospective of Eleven National Park Residencies Exhibition in Biscayne National Park Gallery
ParkQuest is the current show in Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery. It features twenty-eight paintings by Patricia Rottino Cummins created during eleven national park residencies from coast to coast. The free exhibit is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily through February 28, 2016.
January 12, 2016
Florida National Parks Host 100-Mile Paddle Challenge for National Park Service Centennial
Florida’s eleven national parks joined forces to honor the National Park Service Centennial with a 100-mile paddle challenge. The challenge kicks off at 10:00 am on January 23, 2016, at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center. A brief ceremony and photo op will be followed by a ranger-guided paddle and lessons for those just getting into the sport.
January 06, 2016
Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest Highlights Maritime Heritage in the National Parks
There are over 80 ocean, coastal and Great Lakes parks in the National Park System, protecting hundreds of years of maritime heritage for all Americans. On Sunday, January 10 from 1- 4 pm, Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest theme will be “I’m on a Boat!,” featuring activities from 5 of these parks.
January 05, 2016
Biscayne National Park Receives National Park Foundation Grant
Biscayne National Park is one of the federal sites selected around the country to receive a student field trip grant from the National Park Foundation. The $9,000 grant will help cover the transportation costs for over 1,200 students to visit the park.
December 22, 2015
Special Homestead National Parks Trolley Service for Holiday Season
Free transportation, parking and guided tours to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks are provided as part of the special Homestead National Parks Trolley service for the holiday season. The trolley runs each day from December 26 through 31, 2015, in addition to every weekend through May 1, 2016.
December 09, 2015
Find Your Park: Biscayne National Park Kicks Off Season 16 of Family Fun Fest
On Sunday, December 13 from 1- 4 pm, Biscayne National Park will kick off the 16th season of the award-winning Family Fun Fest with “Find Your Park,” a hands-on overview of just a few of America’s 409 national parks.
November 18, 2015
$99,000 in New Grants Awarded to Biscayne National Park
The South Florida National Parks Trust approved $99,000 in new grants for Biscayne National Park this year, the organization announced this week. The new grants will fund outdoor education programs for school kids, restoration projects to protect coral reefs and nesting sea turtles, new technology for law enforcement rangers and additional channel markers to promote safe boating in the park.
November 13, 2015
Find Your Park: Family Fun Fest Explores National Park Connections
In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, the 16th season of Biscayne National Park’s multi-award winning Family Fun Fest will explore Biscayne’s connections to some of the 407 other national parks. The series kicks off on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
October 28, 2015
Biscayne National Park Welcomes New Citizens with U.S. Army Band's Brass Quintet
Biscayne National Park and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are hosting ceremonies welcoming dozens of new citizens on Friday, October 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. for adults and 1:00 p.m. for kids. The U.S. Army Band's Brass Quintet is performing a mini-concert from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
October 22, 2015
Homestead National Parks Trolley Partnership Receives National Award
The Homestead National Parks Trolley received the prestigious 2015 National Park Service Director’s Partnership Award. It recognizes the most significant accomplishments achieved by parks and outside groups working together on projects that provide lasting benefits for parks and communities.
October 08, 2015
Columbus Day Weekend in Biscayne National Park 2015
Biscayne National Park is partnering with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies during Columbus Day weekend, October 10-12, 2015. As part of the effort to protect park resources and the safety and welfare of visitors, reduced navigational speeds will be enforced by the U.S. Coast Guard in the Intracoastal Waterway. Columbus Day weekend is traditionally the most dangerous weekend of the year for those visiting the park by boat.
October 07, 2015
Biscayne National Park Hosting Lancelot Jones Day Event
Biscayne National Park is hosting a special event in commemoration of Lancelot Jones Day. It takes place from 11:00 a.m. to Noon on Monday, October 12, 2015, at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. State and county representatives and commissioners are joining park staff to speak about the importance of the Jones family to the park and the region.
September 30, 2015
Campground Fee Changes for Biscayne National Park
Beginning October 1, 2015, the fee for camping and docking at Biscayne National Park campgrounds will increase from $20 to $25 per night. Campground fees have not changed in many years despite increased operating costs, hurricane damage and tightened budgets.
September 08, 2015
Biscayne National Park’s General Management Plan Record of Decision is Signed
On August 31, 2015, National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the General Management Plan (GMP) for Biscayne National Park. The plan is designed to restore the coral reef ecosystem and improve visitor experiences in the park.
August 31, 2015
Biscayne National Park Reopened after Tropical Storm Erika
Visitor facilities at Biscayne National Park reopened after Tropical Storm Erika. At 10 am on Sunday, August 30, 2015, all park islands and the mainland area at Convoy Point reopened to the public.
August 28, 2015
Biscayne National Park Closures in Preparation for Tropical Storm Erika
As Tropical Storm Erika approaches southeast Florida, Biscayne National Park has instituted a shutdown in accordance with its hurricane plan.
August 19, 2015
Biscayne National Park Welcomes 20 New Citizens on 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
In cooperation with US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Biscayne National Park will host a ceremony welcoming 20 new citizens on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 10:30 am. The ceremony coincides with the 99th birthday of the National Park Service.
August 18, 2015
Palette Knife Artists of Miami Feature Mangroves in Biscayne National Park Gallery Show
Thick, bold strokes of paint on canvas make the latest show at Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery literally stand out from other shows. The Palette Knife Artists of Miami’s latest show is “Florida Mangroves: The Silent Sentinels,” showing daily from August 21 through November 15, 2015.