Learn About the Park

Jones Lagoon paddle
"However orderly your excursions or aimless, again and again amid the calmest, stillest scenery you will be brought to a standstill, hushed and awe-stricken, before phenomena wholly new to you." - John Muir, Our National Parks

NPS image by Matt Johnson

The park preserves a rare combination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands and vibrant coral reefs all within sight of downtown Miami. The park takes advantage of its location next to this growing and diverse metropolis by partnering with a variety of local organizations to provide access for visitors to encounter and explore the scenery, wildlife, history and other amazing resources. To learn more please visit the following links:

  • News - read media releases and stay informed about programs, events, wildlife, resources, tours, classes, artist receptions and more.
  • Photos & Multimedia - nothing can replace a visit to the park to see and experience its amazing resources, but these images may increase your appetite for more.
  • History & Culture - signs of people and the many ways they used the land and water, are everywhere.
  • Nature - the park is home to an incredible diversity of animals and plants including over 500 species of reef fish, neo-tropical water birds, migratory habitat, endangered species and more.
  • Education - the environmental education program works to cultivate an appreciation of the natural world, leading to resource preservation.
  • Kids & Youth - enjoy snorkeling, poking along rocky shorelines, canoeing through mangrove forests, programs, tours and exploring visitor center exhibits.
  • Management - a complex task that involves skilled professionals from many fields including; law enforcement, maintenance, administration, interpretation and resource management.
  • Bookstore - by purchasing some of the fantastic products from the Florida National Parks Association, you help to support the beautiful national parks of South Florida.

Last updated: September 1, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

9700 SW 328th Street
Sir Lancelot Jones Way

Homestead, FL 33033

Phone:

(305) 230-1144

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