Homestead's National Parks Trolley is back and better than ever! Enjoy this FREE service, which includes admission to the park and ranger-guided tours from November 22, 2014 through April 26, 2015. For the inaugural weekend, come out to both parks to earn your Jr. Ranger badges! Join Diego Dolphin and Alicia Alligator to explore the treasures in your own back yard!
The Homestead National Parks Trolley can be picked up at Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead at 104 N. Krome Avenue. The trolley connects to bus routes from Miami-Dade County public transportation. There is also plenty of free parking adjacent to the trolley stop. From Downtown Homestead, the National Parks Trolley will bring visitors to Everglades National Park’s Ernest Coe Visitor Center and the Anhinga Trail at Royal Palm. It also travels to Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center and boardwalk and to the atoll beach at Miami-Dade County’s Homestead Bayfront Park.
The Homestead National Parks Trolley is the result of coordinated efforts, spearheaded by Vice-Mayor Stephen Shelley, between National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) in collaboration with National Park Service and the City of Homestead. NPCA is America’s voice for national parks and works to protect and enhance America’s National Park System for current and future generations.
Homestead’s National Parks Trolley first launched in January to a standing-room only crowd and brought thousands of visitors from Historic Downtown Homestead to the national parks. The project also recently won three first place Savvy Awards in Community Visioning, Most Innovative Program and Graphic Design Art, as well as a third place Award of Excellence in Marketing Tools at the prestigious National City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) Savvy Competition 2014.
For more information on the Homestead National Parks Trolley schedule and routes as well as ranger-guided tours at the National Parks and other activities, please visit: www.cityofhomestead.com/gateway or call (305) 224-4457.