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National Urban League Convention Guests to Get Immersed in Broward County Culture

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will be the site for the annual convention of the National Urban Leage in July 2015.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will be the site for the annual convention of the National Urban League in July 2015.
In July 2015, Broward County will be celebrating its centennial anniversary. That same month and for the first time in its history, the County will also host the annual convention of the National Urban League, which will bring thousands to the area for a weeklong convention.

Headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League was founded in 1910 and advocates for the civil rights of people of color and for racial progress by providing college scholarships, job training and increasing homeownership and entrepreneurship in minority communities. More...


Parks and Recreation Partners with YMCA to Sponsor Fitness Programs

Parks and Recreation Division recently presented a special Community Partnership Award to the YMCA of Broward County for its role in an initiative that brings a variety of fitness programs for older adults and children to County parks.

Parks and Recreation Director Dan West, Andi Crawford of the YMCA of Broward County and County Administrator Bertha Henry.
Parks and Recreation Director Dan West, Andi Crawford of the YMCA of Broward County and County Administrator Bertha Henry.

The Community Partnership Award recognizes contributions that integrate original and innovative programming in Broward County parks.

Chester Pruitt, manager of the Parks’ Community Partnership and Outreach Program, explains that many parks and nature centers have had, for years, outreach programs for volunteers and representatives from businesses that provide work days and service programs for their employees. More...


More Than 60 Events Planned to Celebrate Florida Bicycle Month

More Than 60 Events Planned to Celebrate Florida Bicycle Month

March is Florida Bicycle Month and a variety of fitness and education-centered events are planned for riders of all ages to enjoy at various County and city parks. The purpose of Florida Bicycle Month is to promote bicycle safety, provide bicycle educational programs and offer both leisure and competitive bicycling opportunities. For more information, visit broward.org/Parks and click THINGS TO DO.

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