What travellers are saying
- Nice big place for an event. Spacious and well lighted. Clean bathrooms.
I was nicely surprised, very accesible.Written 13 April 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It's always very clean and well maintained. However, boys are no welcome there to play or practice baseball. It looks like it's only good for girls to play softball. Nice place to throw a kids party.Written 20 February 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- What a bright addition to the Biscayne Blvd/El Portal community!
Let's first talk about how much I dig the name. Clever. It had been a while since I heard the word, "Poppet". Very cool. This is a lovely place to bring your little one(s) and yourself if in the mood to make, paint, build, mix, paste, draw and dream.
The space is clean...bright and warm and has a very inviting vibe. Remember as a kid when you'd stand in an aisle of a store and depending on what your art drug of choice is (crayons,markers, paint, clay...), you'd think about all of the cool things you could do or make with the various materials that stood waiting of you to unwrap them? Well here it it is. An open space with a giant erase board begging for some cool graffiti,a magnet board with tubes and balls and cups and other fun things to hold and touch, nice big tables of glue, fun fuzzy balls, googly eyes and pipe cleaners...another table with the fun scientific makings of silly putty or "elephant toothpaste", several hip looking easels with paper and paint just begging for a bebe to have a seat and create...a great area with hot glue, wheels and other cool gear with which to fashion something cool...and the greatest table holding sensory water beads which of course both the tiniest kid and biggest adult can dig.
Don't feel like doing art and need to chill while bebe makes art? There are seats available to watch and take it all in.
Natalie and Jana are wonderful and do such a great job of balancing the running of it all while managing to be very hands on as they help guide the scene and provide great ideas. One of the nicest characteristics about The Poppet Project is the fact that everyone has an opportunity to experience the media regardless of age, gender or ability. The variety of offerings meet various developmental levels. How nice to find a place where color, gender, age and all of the other unimportant identifying labels (that have become so burdensome) matter not.
Just come and do.
Poppet Project is priced based on increments of time spent in the studio and is closed on Tuesdays. FYI re parking--your best bet is to park in that lot of antique stores located on Biscayne between 86th and 87th streets.
Stop in and check it out!Written 7 October 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Colonial Drive Park is located just to the North of Colonial Drive Elementary school. As it is surrounded by low income minority neighborhoods, it is a good place to go for free recreation. There are tennis and basketball courts, 2 activity buildings, a football field, a water splash area available for rentals, and 2 baseball fields. The Larger baseball field was all fenced off due to high levels of toxic contamination found in the soil, like many other parks in the area. There is a walking/bike path which goes around the park. There is a tiny area of preserved natural pine rockland habitat with native plants on the West side of the park which the walking/bike path goes through. Not a lot of wildlife was observed: just a hawk, anole lizard, and a grackle. Unfortunately the natural area has been littered with garbage, and does't appear to have been cleaned up in a long time. Also be careful of the tires on your bike or car as there was broken green glass everywhere. Apparently those who use the park as a drinking spot, prefer Heineken. Illegal drinking at this park shouldn't be a surprise, as there were no park staff or security anywhere to be seen. Parking and admission is free.Written 7 June 2015
- Flagler Grove Park is one of the newer parks in Dade County. Not an overly impressive park, but every park is important for the local community. There is a medium sized field that can be used for soccer or other recreational activities, and a small covered playground. I didn't sight any wildlife, but the weather was bad the day we visited and it began to pour hard. It is conveniently located close to US1 and within walking distance of residential neighborhoods.Written 27 August 2015
- I had driven past Armbrister Park hundreds of times on my way to Coconut Grove, but was unaware of it's name and had never set foot in it, as is the same for many Miami residents. it is conveniently located just off US1 on Grand Avenue. This is an average park which has a large football field, a shaded playground and basketball courts in the back. Nothing overly impressive. I did not observe any wildlife in this park, not even a bird. It is however located in an area of Coconut Grove with the most poverty and crime, so this free activity center is a good alternative to the streets for many youths. Knowing the crime level of this area, be aware of your surroundings, and do not leave anything of value in your car, as break ins are common in this area. As tourists don't often visit this area due to the slums and crime, it is one of the few areas of Coconut Grove that thankfully has free parking. The corrupt and greedy City has metered basically all the rest.Written 18 July 2015