Maximo Gomez Park, also known as Domino Park Miami, is located in the heart of Little Havana by 15th Ave and the famous “Calle Ocho.” The park was constructed in 1976 and the City of MIami spent $115,000 to build. The park is visited daily by mostly retired old men and spend hours socializing, and it in recent years by tourists. The park is located on the corner of SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho), and 15th Avenue, and is open from 9 am – 6 pm daily.
The place is a Little Havana landmark, and meeting spot for older Cubans, that come to the park any time of the day for a domino match and a good chat with friends. And that goes on for more than 35 years. you will find residents sipping coffee, playing Dominoes and chatting with their friends. A tradition for over 35 years.
It is in Maximo Gomez Park that perhaps Cuban culture is most expressive. It is one of the main (if not the most important) things to do in Little Havana. The place is also known as Domino Park and is the spot where Cuban veterans gather to play domino.
It is very interesting and exciting watch the Cuban old timers get together to play really serious domino matches and talk about old stories. Gives you a kind of nostalgic feeling of the Old Cuba, from many years ago. It is like old Cuba stuck in time.
At Maximo Gomez Park there is also an artistic mural made by Oscar Thomas with images of the presidents of the United States. The park was named after General Máximo Gómez, a Cuban revolutionary.
Video about Domino Park Miami
In this video Jorge “Jorgito” Alonso shares what Domino Park is to him and to the elderly men that go there daily.