The City of Miami’s new Icon Bay Park is part of a Public-Private Partnership designed to unlock the value of a formerly inaccessible waterfront location. The park offers more than 400 linear feet of promenade along Biscayne Bay, and an elegantly styled pocket park situated beneath and between the new Icon Bay Residences, and the Bay itself. Numerous amenities are available to the public, including exercise stations, a fenced dog park and a variety of sculptures and murals. Visually connected, yet physically separated pool and lounging areas offer amenities to the residents of the adjacent residential tower. Native plantings enhance the promenade, park and grand porte-cochere. Icon Bay Park offers urban design innovation that combines public benefit with responsible residential planning. It will be maintained in perpetuity by the developer.
Where Miami’s Design District meets the water, the sophisticated landscape design reflects the artistic nature of Miami with a sleekly styled sculpture garden, strolling paths and a multitude of resting spots for watching people and nature. The concept for sinuous paths and oval forms was inspired by Henri Matisse’s Jazz Portfolio, and the lush tropical foliage of the Monstera vine. The site serves as a sculpture setting and canvas for YoungArts Foundation students, whose work has been incorporated into the landscape.