Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome

Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome

9501 Sheridan St., Cooper City, FL 33024
Phone: 954-357-5150  Fax: 954-357-5151 Email:

Wi-Fi is available in the meeting room.

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.

Men playing cricket 

Brian Piccolo Park is a sports-oriented park. 

      Tennis at Brian Piccolo 

Athletic Fields
Six lighted softball fields, two lighted youth baseball fields, three lighted soccer/multipurpose fields, one unlighted soccer/multipurpose field, and two cricket fields (one with a clay wicket and one with an artificial turf wicket). All fields are available by reservation, fee, and submittal of Certificate of Insurance. Adult softball and flag football leagues are offered year round. For more information, call 954-357-5150.

Two lighted courts. Available for free play. 

 Women playing softball  Flag Football team  Men playing softball

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). 

Disc Golf Course
Nine holes, par 3, along the western boundary of the park. Nine holes, par 3, along the western boundary of the park.

Permitted during daylight hours. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission laws are enforced. Licenses required (ages 16 and up). Catch-and-release encouraged.

Large group gatherings of 250 or more persons require prior Park approval and issuance of a Park Permit to address such items as reserving space for the group, traffic control, trash removal/cleanup deposit, etc.

Memorial Fitness Zone
Get fit in the new outdoor fitness zone that is equipped with a dozen pieces of fitness equipment provided by Memorial Healthcare System. For details, visit the Memorial Fitness Zones Web page.

Meeting Room
Available for rental. 825 square feet. Capacity 50 (classroom setup). Wi-Fi is available. Equipped with a video projector and screen. A small food prep/warming area is also available.

Picnic Shelter
One large shelter (capacity 61-90). Available to rent by reservation only. Deposit required. Please note that amplified sound/music is not allowed. Reserve Online

Picnic Areas
Tables and grills available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Play area at Brian Piccolo 

Located behind baseball field #7.

Road Course
500-meter and 800-meter courses for cyclists, runners, and walkers. Open daily 8 a.m. through dusk.

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

A 333.3-meter cycling track and a 200-meter banked track for inline skating. For information regarding cycling, call 954-357-5150.

Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt using Global Positioning System (GPS)devices. The first clue is a set of GPS coordinates, corresponding to where someone has hidden a treasure or geocache. Geocaches can come in all shapes and sizes and can even be virtual. If you are interested in geocaching and want to know more, please visit our Geocaching Web page.

If you plan to geocache in Brian Piccolo Park & Velodrome, you can use the following GPS coordinates to search for geocaches in the park: 26.03868, -80.2747. Please reference the Geocaching Web page for regulations while geocaching at a Broward County Park.

Brian Piccolo 

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-based park, which opened in 1989, and added a velodrome in 1992. (Photo from the collection of the Wake Forest University Athletic Department.)

This park is home to wildlife. If you have questions regarding wildlife or wish additional information, please call the park number above. The following safety tips are recommended for our guests: 1. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid the water's edge. 2. Alligators, snakes, and other animals live in this area. 3. Do not approach, feed, or taunt alligators, snakes, or other wildlife. 4. Pets, where permitted, must be on a leash no longer than six feet. 5. No swimming or wading except in designated areas. 6. Use common sense while in this park.