Virginia Key Beach Park http://wlrn.org en Plunging In: How Miami's Beaches Were Integrated http://wlrn.org/post/plunging-how-miamis-beaches-were-integrated <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Garth Reeves was a young World War II veteran when he came home to Miami and went to work at his father’s newspaper, the </span><em style="line-height: 1.5; ">Miami Times</em><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">He bought property, paid taxes and voted in elections. But the beach at Virginia Key was the only one where black residents could go without trouble.</span></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:55:02 +0000 Laura Coburn & Lisann Ramos 18037 at http://wlrn.org Plunging In: How Miami's Beaches Were Integrated Virginia Key Grassroots Festival: Bands, Yoga, And Sustainability, Too http://wlrn.org/post/virginia-key-grassroots-festival-bands-yoga-and-sustainability-too <p>As of this morning, the second annual <a href="http://virginiakeygrassroots.com" target="_blank">Virginia Key Grassroots Festival</a> is already easy-grooving on Virginia Key Beach. The four-day event, which started last night, features bands, camping, yoga, and the usual array of slightly crunchy entertainment. But still, it's not just another run-of-the-mill hippie jam-down. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:00:49 +0000 Arielle Castillo 9796 at http://wlrn.org Virginia Key Grassroots Festival: Bands, Yoga, And Sustainability, Too Virginia Key Beach Park Works To Restore Swimming http://wlrn.org/post/virginia-key-beach-park-works-restore-swimming <p>Just a few miles away from downtown Miami lies a natural beach in the city’s largest park.</p><p>The 82-acre<a href="http://www.virginiakeybeachpark.net/home.htm"> Virginia Key Beach Park</a> remains a bit of a hidden gem. The historic beach still attracts those looking for a quiet place to relax despite one drawback.</p><p>In season, about 2,000 people visit Virginia Key Beach Park every weekend even though swimming isn’t permitted.</p><p>“It’s a disadvantage - one we’re overcoming," said Guy Forchion, head of the Virginia Key Beach Park Trust.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:25:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 6465 at http://wlrn.org Virginia Key Beach Park Works To Restore Swimming