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National Register of Historic Places Program
Weekly Highlight: Parrot Jungle Historic District
Miami-Dade County, Florida

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

[photo] of highlighted property
This scenic property just south of downtown Miami was at one time an oasis for tropical birds and a getaway for tourists. The district encompasses 15 aces and includes original attractions from the former Parrot Jungle habitat and park. Parrot Jungle was founded in 1936 and was home to animal attractions, walkways, and exotic landscape architecture. The park was renamed Pinecrest Gardens when Parrot Jungle and its animal attractions moved to another site. Pinecrest Gardens still features over 1,000 varieties of rare and exotic tropical plants and palm trees in a native tropical hardwood and cypress setting. Parrot Jungle/Pinecrest Gardens is listed in the National Register for its unique landscape architecture, building architecture, and place in Florida’s tourism and recreation/entertainment history.

To see more photographs of this property go to our photostream on Flickr.

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