Jan. 13–It’s been 28 months since Hurricane Irma damaged Matheson Hammock Park with 80 mph gusts and a storm surge of 4.3 feet. Miami’s 630-acre oasis on the bay still hasn’t recovered. The atoll walkway ringing the saltwater lagoon that offers beautiful views of sea and skyline is crumbling and blocked by orange netting and trash barrels. The swimming beach has eroded. The mud-caked roadway to the scenic south end and wading beach is closed. Segments of the mile-long pedestrian path from the entrance on Old Cutler Road through the mangroves to Biscayne Bay are flooded or covered with black goo and seaweed, and plastic debris has washed up on the roots. The main parking lot turns into a shallow pond during king tides and rainy season, and the pavement is being eaten away at the edges. Matheson Hammock is a gem, a natural haven that should have vanished under McMansions but has been preserved as Miami-Dade County’s first park since 1930. One of few bayfront parks accessible to the public, it looks scruffy and forgotten. Locals who frequent the park are peeved. Tourists are puzzled. “A unique place, so gorgeous, and close to the city,” sai...