you’re invited to
it’s Earth Month and Archeology Month at historic Arch Creek Park
From the first indigenous cultures — Tequesta and Seminoles — to the early settlers of the area in the late 19th century, people have been meeting at the natural arch bridge over the creek for centuries. It’s simply an ideal setting for gatherings.
Join us for the annual gathering at Arch Creek on Saturday, March 9, 2024 — a celebration of history, archaeology and Earth Day festivities.
The very first car to enter Miami, crossed the historic Arch Creek Natural Bridge, part of the first road into Miami. Ironically, later in the 20th Century, the land was slated to become a Chrysler dealership. Thanks to the intervention of a group of concerned environmental advocates, the Arch Creek Trust, in 1973 the State of Florida purchased the land. On the very day of the land purchase, the historic Arch Creek Natural Bridge collapsed under mysterious circumstances.
Thanks to the partnership between The Arch Creek Trust and Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation, and Open Spaces, the State designated historic site is now a wondrous Park, housing a museum, nature trails, a reconstructed bridge, and provides educational programming to the community provided by Miami EcoAdventures.
The family-style festivities will include live music, children’s crafts, archery, historical nature walks, and food.
Admission is free. Food will be available for purchase.
Bring a book or two to donate to the Park’s Little Free Library book drive.