Five best parks to meditate in South Florida

Have you been thinking about meditating but don’t know where to do it? If you want to reach a high level of mindfulness and feel connected to the earth, parks are the perfect place. 

The past few months have been chaotic for everyone due to Covid-19, so caring for one’s mental health should top your list of priorities. After a long stressful week, meditating in a beautiful place is exactly what a person needs. Luckily, Miami is home to multiple parks worth the visit. 

The open field at Schenley Park (Danielle Tabera/SFMN)

Schenley Park
2750 SW 57th Ave
Miami, FL 33155
Open 24 hours

If you’re looking for a place to drop by and quickly meditate, this park is for you. The space is small enough to feel as if you’re in your own backyard. As you sit on your yoga mat, you’ll feel a sense of peace while surrounded by the trees. This tiny bit of paradise not far off US 1 is a hidden gem, great for picnics, yoga, climbing trees, and of course meditation. 

The walking path inside Riviera Park (Danielle Tabera/SFMN)

Riviera Park
6611 Yumuri St.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Open 24 hours

Located near Sunset Place, this park is a quiet haven in a hectic part of town. If you’re in the area and need a moment to escape the busy traffic and loud noise of the city, this is it. The park has multiple benches, picnic tables and lots of open space. It’s the perfect place to unwind and relax. There is even a Whole Foods walking distance away, in case you wanna grab a snack before your visit. 

Visitors enjoying David T. Kennedy Park (Danielle Tabera/SFMN)

David T. Kennedy Park
2400 S Bayshore Dr
Miami, FL 33133
Hours: Sunrise-Sunset

If working out after a morning of meditation is something you enjoy, you’ll love this Coconut Grove wonderland. After a peaceful session with an oceanside view, you have the option of using the outdoor gym equipment or riding your bike on the path. This park even has a gated dog park. After your visit you can stop by and purchase a tasty frosted ice and a hot dog from A.C.’s Icees truck. 

The open field with a waterfront view at Margaret Pace Park (Danielle Tabera/SFMN)

Margaret Pace Park
1745 N Bayshore Dr.
Miami, Fl 33132
Hours 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Located between Miami’s modern architecture and the ocean, this park has it all. There is an abundance of open space to lay a blanket and just take it all in. Unlike most other parks, this one offers access to a basketball court, a dog park, and amazing views. If you’re planning on meditating, there are plenty of quiet places to ease your mind. Street parking is available with the PayByPhone app. 

Spacious area with trees and view of artistic statue (Danielle Tabera/SFMN)

Maurice A. Ferré Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Open 24 hours

Also known as museum park, this place has a ton of qualities that make it worth the visit. Located right outside of Pérez Art Museum, it offers plenty of open space and a seaside view. Regardless of the time of day you will always find a peaceful spot to read a book or meditate. Parking is available with the PayByPhone app, or you can take the Metromover to the Museum Park station, which is located nearby.


Danielle Tabera is a senior pursuing a degree in Broadcast Media and Mass Communications at Florida International University. She is planning on attending culinary school after receiving her Bachelor's degree in hopes of becoming a food journalist.