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1940s - folks enjoying the famous hill at Greynolds Park
1940's Courtesy of Larry Zink

1940's - folks enjoying the famous hill at Greynolds Park

Dade County, Florida

Thank you to Larry Zink for contributing this old image taken by his father.

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Guest 05-Jan-2015 14:55
We too, as kids, would roll down the side of the mountain. Or run down and barely keep from falling. Also remember roaming the entire park with my dad. And they had paddle boats too I think. But the silliest thing I remember doing is tying a rope around my waist and the waist of my brother and friends and then climbing up the side of the mountain as if it were Everest. We were very young but people were kinda snickering.
Joe Papierz Jr. 27-Jul-2014 02:50
Greynolds Park was a great place for family picnics in the late 40's and early 50's. After a nice lunch and maybe a short rest to digest it there was plenty of room for a pickup baseball game and young kids could wander the trails safely, including girls, without fear of attack in those days. The park was alive with beautiful birds. It was a real haven for breeding white egrets, anhingas and blue herons.
Lee Martines (MEHS '57) 20-Dec-2012 09:44
I can't begin to count the times we used to ride our bikes 8 miles to Greynolds Park to fish, rent the pedal boats, play on the "castle", and rent the horses at the stables. It sure made for a great summer day.
Guest 09-May-2012 14:23
Jim Goodwin 15-Aug-2011 14:48
You r correct, it was the highest point in Dade County. I grew up in North Miami and have been there 100 times, had great times in Greynolds Park. Ojus and Uleta !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don Boyd27-Apr-2010 03:23
It WAS the highest point. We have several landfills in the county that are many times higher than this hill and the land area that they occupy is incredible.

kinseeker26-Apr-2010 21:12
It is said that this is the highest point in Dade County.
Guest 06-Apr-2010 04:39
Many a time as a kid we'd roll down this hill on our sides.
robertbowman06-Dec-2009 19:21
Legend has it that under the hill is a large mass of broken heavy equipment. Cranes and dozers from when it was a rock quarry.