Skip to Content

Free ge-ode-caching fun in Miami-Dade

Go treasure hunting with the kids this month at one of 22 Miami-Dade Parks that have collaborated with O, Miami for poetry geocaching!

This fun collaboration was created in hopes of engaging the community with poetry. Participation is free.

Geo Cache (Photo courtesy of O, Miami!)

Artist Aileen Neri together with Miami-Dade Parks worked to select 22 parks across the county to plant each drop box that contains original poems for park-goers to find. To find the boxes, park-goers must download the Geocaching app which is available on the Apple Store or Google Play that will then show coordinates to each box at each park. 

Users can interact with the geocache to find poems throughout Miami-Dade Parks during Miami Poetry Month.

Inside each geocache box will be a unique poem about the neighborhood or park they’re in. Freebees will also be available on a first-come-first-serve basis! A special notebook will also be available where searchers can write their own poems or messages to hide inside the boxes for the next person.

The complete list of parks where you can find a hidden poem is as follows:

  • Crandon
  • Biscayne Gardens
  • Arcola Lakes
  • Haulover
  • Historic Military Trail
  • Benito Juarez
  • Amelia Earhart
  • Women’s Park
  • Kendale Lakes
  • Lake Stevens
  • Greynolds
  • Matheson Hammock
  • Larry and Penny Thompson
  • Schenley Park
  • Briar Bay
  • Ruben Dario
  • San Jacinto
  • Homestead Air Reserve
  • Indian Hammocks
  • A.D. (Doug) Barnes
  • Eden Lakes
  • North Shorecrest Park

Definitely a fun family adventure to participate in this month! Please remember to be courteous and leave the boxes behind for the next participants to find.

You can also share your findings on social media by tagging @MiamiDadeParks and @OMiamiFestival.

To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or visit our Facebook group page.

More free and cheap things to do with kids this week:

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Kids' Graffiti Drawing Class

10:00 am | $16.00 | Museum of Graffiti

Sunday Stories

10:30 am to 11:30 am | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Greek Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | $5.00 | St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | Dania Pointe

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, February 6, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Garden tour

10:00 am | FREE | Society of the Four Arts

$9 deal for roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

GOGO MOAD Art Making Workshop

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $15.00 | IS Projects

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Friday, February 10, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Art After Dark at Norton in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:30 pm | Discounted | Norton Museum of Art

Night market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Friday Films in Palm Beach

5:30 pm | $10.00 | Society of the Four Arts

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Tunes 'n Trucks in Sunrise

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | City Park

Free movie in West Palm Beach

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Waterfront Commons

Free outdoor film in Weston

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Weston Regional Park

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Los Trompos art installation

All Day | FREE | Merrick Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Free Family Fun Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Family Fest: Rita Finds Home

1:30 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Free GOGO MOAD Family Art Fun

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Surfside Town Hall

Canes Baseball Fan Fest

4:00 pm | FREE | Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field

Street Stages

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Old Post Office

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Noelani Soto

About Noelani Soto

Noelani Soto is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Miami who enjoys the hunt of finding a good deal. She also has her own travel blog, “The Traveling Chismosa.” Noelani regularly contributes to other publications such as Culture Crusaders and Swanky Retreats. Contact her at news@miamionthecheap.com.

Tags

Tags

Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

Living on the Cheap in the Media