March 05, 2014
Biscayne Bay’s Wild Western Shoreline: Photography from a Canoe by Constance Mier Opens at Biscayne National Park
Constance Mier’s stunning photographs of birds and other wild parts of Biscayne Bay are featured in the latest show in Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery. The show features several dozen images, all taken in Biscayne Bay, and all taken from a canoe, and runs through Sunday, June 1, 2014.
March 04, 2014
Down on the Farm Biscayne National Park Family Fun Fest Explores Park Agricultural Heritage
Twenty years before homesteaders were farming in Homestead, the islands now included in Biscayne National Park were homesteaded as well, with farmers growing pineapples, key limes and tomatoes. Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest will expand on some of those agricultural themes on Sunday, March 9 from 1-4 p.m. The free event takes place at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, 9 miles east of Homestead.
March 03, 2014
Tourism to Biscayne National Park Creates 29 Million Dollars in Economic Benefit and Supports 376 Jobs in Local Economy
A new National Park Service report shows that 495,613 visitors to Biscayne National Park in 2012 spent $29 million in surrounding communities. That spending supported 376 jobs in the local area.
February 25, 2014
Lionfish Workshops Presented by Biscayne National Park Expert
Free lionfish workshops will be presented by Biscayne National Park expert Ana Zangroniz.
February 24, 2014
Water Bottle Filling Stations Installed in Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park is installing two water bottle filling stations at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center to provide clean, filtered water in a convenient and environmentally friendly way, to park visitors.
February 20, 2014
Temporary Closure of Historic Boca Chita Key Lighthouse
Iron railings on top of the Boca Chita Key lighthouse in Biscayne National Park are damaged and in need of repair. As a result of the damage the structure is unsafe and closed to the public at least for two months.
February 19, 2014
Junior Birder Event at Biscayne National Park
On Sunday, March 9, from 10 am until 12 pm, Biscayne National Park and the Tropical Audubon Society are presenting a free Junior Birder event. Participants may field-sketch birds, use binoculars and field guides with Tropical Audubon Society volunteers, and learn how to identify birds.
January 29, 2014
Biscayne Wintergames and Family Fun Fest Salute to the Olympics
Let the Russians have their snow and join in some different events at the “Biscayne Wintergames!” As the Olympic Games highlight athletic prowess this month in Sochi, Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest puts on some games of its own on Sunday, February 9 from 1-4 p.m.
January 15, 2014
Maritime Archaeologist to Speak About the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park
On January 24, 2014, maritime archaeologist Joshua Marano will provide an introduction to the archaeological resources of Biscayne National Park, especially the park’s Maritime Heritage Trail. The talk takes place at 7:30 PM at the Divers Direct in Coral Gables.
January 10, 2014
Repairs Begun to Marina and Boardwalks in Biscayne National Park
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks, docks and a marina at Elliott Key and the Dante Fascell Visitor Center grounds at Convoy Point.
January 09, 2014
Alternative Break Program Begins at Biscayne National Park
A new season of the popular “Alternative Break” program for college students at Biscayne National Park begins this month with the first group of student volunteers scheduled to arrive on Friday, January 17, 2014, for a week of volunteer service.
January 08, 2014
Wrestling with Trash - Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park
Marine debris washing in on Biscayne National Park’s shorelines is a huge problem that staff wrestles with on a regular basis. This month’s Family Fun Fest at Biscayne National Park takes that “wrestling” part to the extreme as a group of tough-as-nails wrestlers gang up to defeat the ever-present evil of too much trash.
December 31, 2013
Celebration of the Launch of the Free Homestead Trolley to Biscayne National Park
Biscayne National Park invites the public to join the celebration on Saturday, January 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., of the launch of the free Homestead Trolley to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks
December 18, 2013
Introduction of Seasonal Programs and Events at Biscayne National Park
This winter and spring, Biscayne National Park is offering an expanded variety of free programs and activities including guided canoe trips, Family Fun Fest programs, porch talks, walks, fishing and grounding awareness classes, and junior ranger programs.
November 27, 2013
The Hungry Games: Biscayne National Park Launches 14th Season of Family Fun Fest
Survival is never easy, especially if you're hungry. Biscayne's animals have some pretty cool ways of getting the food they need.
November 21, 2013
In the Park - Outta the Box - Outsider Art Exhibit Opens in Biscayne National Park Gallery
In collaboration with The Outsider Gallery of Cutler Bay, Biscayne National Park will host an exhibit of outsider art inspired by the park from December 6, 2013 through February 23, 2014.
November 20, 2013
New Markers Installed on Fragile Park Shoals
In an effort to protect fragile seagrass shoals and improve boater safety, Biscayne National Park recently completed the installation of fourteen fixed shoal markers around the Featherbed Banks in southern Biscayne Bay.
November 15, 2013
Supplemental Draft General Management Plan Released
The National Park Service announces that the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Biscayne National Park's General Management Plan is available for public comment. All interested parties are invited to attend any of three identical public meetings.
November 07, 2013
Jones Family Historic District Listed on National Register of Historic Places
The Jones Family Historic District located in Biscayne National Park and including the former home and farm of Israel Lafayette Jones and his family, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
October 29, 2013
Family Fun Fest 2014
Biscayne National Park's multi-award-winning Family Fun Fest is back starting December 8, and features a new opportunity for parents with toddlers: Family Fun Fest JUNIOR!
October 17, 2013
Biscayne National Park Re-opens to Visitors
Biscayne National Park joins other national parks and federal agencies in returning to normal operations and welcoming visitors back following the closure that was in effect since the first day of October.
September 26, 2013
Dive Into History - New Podcast Series from Biscayne National Park Highlights Shipwrecks
A new series of podcasts on the shipwrecks of Biscayne National Park’s Maritime Heritage Trail has been released. The seven podcasts include an introduction to the Trail as a whole, and 5-6 minute episodes on each of the six wrecks on the Trail.
September 23, 2013
Biscayne Birding Trail Launched
Biscayne National Park and Tropical Audubon Society launched the Biscayne Birding Trail, a fun certificate-earning program for visitors who like wildlife and the outdoors.
September 17, 2013
Biscayne National Park Discourages Boaters from Congregating in the Park over Columbus Day Weekend
Park officials are urging boaters to reconsider gathering in the park during Columbus Day Weekend (October 11-14) based on concerns for public safety and impacts to resources of national significance.