This park may be small, but it remains a safe and popular haven where neighborhood children and adults can meet, play, and socialize on a daily basis.
Park amenities include:
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To reserve the medium shelter -
The park offers a free After-School Program for ages 6 to 17, as well as a free Summer Recreation Program and youth sports development programs. Lafayette Hart Park features a Teen Program for those students who are ages 12 - 17 years old. The park also offers Senior Programs that emphasize healthy living and nutrition. For more information on these programs, visit our Activites and Programs Webpage.
We also feature the Walk With Ease program for seniors looking to stay fit. For more information on the Walk With Ease Program, please visit the program Webpage.
For volunteer opportunities at this or other parks please visit our Volunteer Webpage.
Nestled within the surrounding neighborhood, this 1.14-acre park was originally known as Washington Park when it first opened in 1974. Leading the efforts to establish a park in the area was one of the leaders of the Washington Park Civic Association, Lafayette Hart. After Hart died in 1989, the community rallied and asked the Broward County Commission to rename the park in his honor. In 1992, the park was rededicated and named Lafayette Hart Park.
Lafayette Hart Park
2851 N.W. Eighth Rd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311