Brickell Key is another of the many man-made islands in Biscayne Bay and is home to one five-star hotel, offices and retail businesses, a public park, and several luxury condominiums. This is the ultimate in luxurious private living with private beaches, bars, restaurants, and everything you need to live on the island without setting foot on the mainland unless you are looking for dog parks and pet supply stores.
Every available inch of this triangular island is accounted for and there is no more room for construction, but there are still plenty of places for you and Spot to take your daily strolls. Those who helped build and develop the island left plenty of green space to enjoy. Pet supply stores and dog parks are over on the mainland. Come for the privacy, stay for the amazing weather as winters are in the 60s and 70s and summers are in the 80s and 90s with no snow to be seen.
You would be right to expect the terrain on an artificial island to be flat and, if you move to Brickell Key, this is what you will get. But at the same time, you might expect the bulk of the island to be nothing more than a big slab of concrete and pavement. This is not what you get when you live on this island. To be sure, there are roads and walkways everywhere, but at the same time, the developers managed to include plenty of green spaces with walking paths running throughout.
You and Spot can get in a good day's walk simply by taking a couple of laps around the island in the morning. This is the best time of day to walk your dog anywhere in Miami as it is before the sun has had its chance to turn the pavement into magma or something closely resembling it that can severely burn Spot's paws.
Brickell Key has a lot of green space for an island that is literally devoted to high-rise condominiums. Each of the buildings has its own area of grass surrounding the entire building and each of these is connected to the grounds around the next building all the way around the island. There is a nice grassy park in the middle of the island next to a tennis court and a pavilion.
At the southern tip of Brickell Key Island is Brickell Key Park. This park has a path running around the outside of the park and plenty of grass for Spot to run around on. The nearest dog park is Coconut Grove Park where there is a large space separated into two sections with one for smaller dogs and one for bigger dogs. This is a great place to let Spot run around off-leash and play with the other dogs in the park.