Parks Division's Neighborhood Parks Offer Summer Recreation Program
DATE: May 8, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
PHONE: 954-357-8115

WHAT: Broward County Parks and Recreation Division’s six neighborhood parks, serving unincorporated areas of the county, will offer their annual Summer Recreation Program, for ages 6 to 17, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning on Monday, June 17 and ending on Friday, August 9.

Specifics vary by park, but the program includes indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, fishing clinics, SWIM Central water-safety instruction, nutrition information, game-room activities, Paw Hero program, special events, field trips, exercise, Broward Star Time talent competition, guest speakers, and more. The program is free and includes lunch for participants. Space is limited and preregistration is required by contacting the park of your choice.

WHERE: Boulevard Gardens Community Center, 313 N.W. 28th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-497-1638

Franklin Park, 2501 Franklin Dr., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-791-1037

Lafayette Hart Park, 2851 N.W. Eighth Rd., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-791-1041

Reverend Samuel Delevoe Park, 2520 N.W. Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-791-1036

Roosevelt Gardens Park, 2841 N.W. 11th St., Fort Lauderdale 33311; 954-327-3888

Sunview Park, 1500 S.W. 42nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33317; 954-791-1040

WHEN: Weekdays, June 17-August 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

WHO: For ages 6-17.

HOW: Free (lunch included). Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling or visiting the park of your choice.

The neighborhood parks are accessible via Broward County Transit: Boulevard Gardens – Routes #9, #22, #40, and #81; Franklin – Routes #11, #36, and #40; Lafayette Hart and Delevoe – Routes #11 and #40; Roosevelt Gardens – Routes #11, #36, and #40; and Sunview – Routes #18, #30, and 441 Breeze. 

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Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in County programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event to request an accommodation.

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