Wi-Fi is available in the meeting room and at the skate park.
In the more than two decades since it opened in 1989, this 175.2-acre park has established itself as one of Broward County Parks' primary centers for athletic activity. This is only fitting for a park named after one of the top athletes in South Florida history. Perhaps surprisingly for such a busy park, it is also a site on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
Athletic Fields: Four lighted softball fields, four lighted multipurpose fields (two for Little League), three lighted soccer/football fields, two cricket fields, and one unlighted practice field. All fields are available by reservation, fee, and submittal of a Certificate of Insurance. Adult softball and flag football leagues are offered year round. For more information, call 954-357-5150.
Basketball: Two lighted courts. Available for free play.
Biking/Jogging Paths: A picnic/softball complex loop (one and a quarter miles); a soccer complex loop (one mile); and a gatehouse/lake/Palm Avenue loop (two miles).
Fishing: Permitted during daylight hours. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission laws are enforced. Licenses required (ages 16 and up). Catch-and-release encouraged.
Horseshoes: Four courts.
Meeting Room: Available for rental. 825 square feet. Capacity 50 (classroom setup).
Wi-Fi is available.
Picnic Shelter: One large shelter (capacity 61-90). Available to rent by reservation only. Deposit required.
Picnic Areas: Tables and grills available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Playground: Located behind baseball field #7.
Road Course: 500-meter and 800-meter courses for cyclists, runners, and walkers.
Tennis/Racquetball: A dozen lighted clay tennis courts, six lighted four-wall racquetball courts, and a pro shop. The tennis center is operated by contract with Lakeshore Tennis Center. Contact by phone, 954-437-9983, or email, Coach.Eli@BPTennis.com.
Skate Park: 35,000 square feet of wooden ramps and courses for skateboarding, inline skating, and BMX biking. Memberships available. Wi-Fi is available. Call 954-357-5160.
Velodrome: A 333.3-meter cycling track and a 200-meter banked track for inline skating. Bike rentals available. For information regarding cycling, call 954-357-5160 (after 3 p.m.) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Little History: By the time he graduated from Fort Lauderdale’s Central Catholic High School (now St. Thomas Aquinas High) in 1961, Brian Piccolo had distinguished himself in both baseball and football, which he also later played at Wake Forest University. (The Piccolo family moved to Fort Lauderdale when Brian was 12.) It was in football that he made his mark, however, going on to play for the Chicago Bears for four seasons before dying of cancer at age 26 in 1970. His story inspired the acclaimed 1971 made-for-TV movie Brian’s Song, with James Caan as Piccolo and Billy Dee Williams as his friend Gale Sayers. Among Piccolo's legacies is this Cooper City park, which opened in 1992, added a velodrome in 1992, and opened a skate park in 1999. (Photo from the collections of the Wake Forest University Athletic Department)
Brian Piccolo Park & Velodrome
9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City, FL 33024