In the heart of North Miami, the last living Cocaine Cowboy, Mickey Munday, has helped to re-purpose a patch of land just off the corner of NE 2nd Ave. and 125th street in to a local lock in love style park.
“This did not start as a straight out project, it grew and now it is growing into something that is really pretty,” said Munday. “I took the lawn mower originally and carved kiss and love. I knew it would eventually show up on Google Earth and it does. If you Google Earth this location, you will see, from the satellite, kiss and love.”
The park has a very distinct sculpture that reads, love. The piece is so unique because the letters can be shifted so you can you can literally see the word love from any area in the park. The park opened around August of 2016 and has been growing in popularity ever since.
“We are from Coral Gables but have a friend that lives in North Miami that told us about this area so we thought, ‘hey, why not check it out?’,” said Joe Mackie of vising the park with his girlfriend, Lisa. “We love new experiences and art so the drive up was not wasted on this moment. We even have our own lock to add to the collection.”
People usually have a wide range of emotions when they visit the park. Munday only hopes that you take away one thing after visiting his piece of paradise.
“I want people to feel good,” he said. “Every lock has a different story. These are not just couples. There are people that have hung locks on there for people that have passed away, dear friends.”
By Randy Grice